Tuesday, March 06, 2007

When God Sanctions Violence, Believers Act More Aggressively

ScienceDaily: When God Sanctions Violence, Believers Act More Aggressively:

"The researchers found that both the religious and secular students were more aggressive, delivering louder blasts of noise to their ostensible partners, when told that the passage they read came from the Bible. Aggressive responses also increased when participants read that God directly sanctioned violence. The increased level of aggression was greater among believers than among secularists, however."

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