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Gods Word & Aggression

Since the connection between religion and violence has been a recurrent theme lately, here is an abstract of a research report about the subject. The method is reminiscent of the famous study of aggression and obedience made in the 60s.

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01873.x

Not really enough info to judge here, but the results aren’t terribly surprising, I suppose. Were any of the participants “tricked” into beheading their partners?

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[quote]Cunnivore wrote:
These results suggest that scriptural violence sanctioned by God can increase aggression, especially in believers

Not really enough info to judge here, but the results aren’t terribly surprising, I suppose. Were any of the participants “tricked” into beheading their partners?[/quote]

Of course not, they were using the Bible, not Koran, remember?

[quote]karva wrote:
Of course not, they were using the Bible, not Koran, remember?[/quote]

Excellent line karva.

Lixy… the muslim crusader… :slight_smile: Zealotry is always charming.

[quote]Adamsson wrote:
Lixy… the muslim crusader… :slight_smile: Zealotry is always charming.[/quote]

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/crux#Latin

crusade (plural crusades)

  1. A grand concerted effort toward some purportedly worthy cause.

Trying to make fun of my language… AGAIN lixy? :wink: How cute… Even when you are wrong, it is cute… :slight_smile: I don’t expect much from muslim zealots you see…