QUOTE: "Last year, in the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Prof Shariff reported that undergraduate students were more likely to cheat when they believe in a forgiving God than a punishing God."
QUOTE: Why criminals believe in heaven: People who trust in redemption more likely to break the law than those who think there's a hell. Research in the US finds higher crime rates in nations where most people believe in punishment in the afterlife
Well that rather puts a bit of a contradiction to the Christian claim that they don't sin as much as atheists do. Of course, the atheist criminal population per capita is the lowest in the world. Christian criminal population per capita is very high... Now we know why. People who believe that they are forgiven do more bad things...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ … liefs.html
So a forgiving Christian religion is......*** I shall murder...thats OK, My faith priest will gimme 10 hail Mary's and call me in the morning and its all Ok in the afterlife?***
F*** that, I shall stick to my beliefs.
by Disappearinghead6 years ago
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by Jacqui2 years ago
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by maestrowhit8 years ago
If you were God, and had the power to forgive or condemn whomever you chose, would you let people go to Hell? Would there be a single person you would not forgive?If your answer is yes, then who would that be? and why?
by janesix3 years ago
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by Kiz7 years ago
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