Persons brought up in religious traditions are generally better judges of character than those from a liberal background.
Moral teachings more usually include slogans, repetition, songs and stories compared to liberal which leans strongly toward slogans and repetition and the appearance of free form learning. Moral instructions, tailored to age levels, identifies dangerous behaviors and situations and shows how to respond. Stories feature persons to imitate and model oneself after while showing right and wrong as universal external principles.
Tales of religious figures give the basics. Increasingly complex and ambiguous stories will deal with more contemporary and adult matters, clarified by basic moral paradigms. Seeming contradictions in scripture are included to provoke thought and widen appeal. Persons who might not otherwise do so learn morality even if they fail to live by it. Most will find life proving moral principles.
The goal is strong autonomous individuals with internal values who are able to function and to maintain their identity. They make up a society that is cohesive through shared values they can if necessary rebuild.
To gain the confidence needed for making effective decisions children need certainty. Liberals ignore that, rationalizing their method as teachng reason and individualism. The few guidelines they give are usually soon contradicted or undermined. They expect children to make adult or at least leftist decisions. Anything original can bring specifically personal criticism.
On the other hand a child’s most trivial act, even a failure, might be praised. It doesn’t have to involve effort or be deliberate or even meaningful. The claimed purpose is to build up “self-esteem” by sparing a child from feeling bad. Thus behavior is deprived of meaning except when used to show the abysmal stupidity of non-liberals or that all people are good and equal.
Liberal childrearing appears random regarding the function of emotions. A comic version of their approach is found in county agent Hank Kimball (actor Alvy Moore) on the old sitcom Green Acres. Kimball would make definitive statements which, as though to cover all possible exceptions, he would repeatedly qualify till he rendered everything null and void.
Yet liberal techniques generate an intended personality type. Lacking true confidence, these persons compensate through a fragile conviction of superiority that often shows as strident arrogance. Their usual social style consists of manipulation and deceit, which they see as proving their supreme intelligence. Under that is an infantile uncertainty and longing to be dependent that makes them easily vulnerable to thought fads and charismatic leaders.
That is, perfect cogs in a bureaucracy and followers for a dictator.