If you live in a major city, then you don't need to turn on the news to know that violence among urban youth has dramatically increased in recent years. In my neck of the woods, for example, Washington, D.C., it seems as if everyday someone's son, father, nephew, or brother is brutally killed and the value of a human life is deteriorating. A teacher and friend commented that she believes America's collective hostility toward religion, and the morals and values that it generally promotes, is responsible for the rise in youth violence and self-destructive/suicidal behavior. She feels that when we take "God out of lives, we put the Devil in charge of everything else." What are your thoughts? Is our attitudes toward religion/spirituality compromising our values and negatively affecting our relationships to one another?