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 maestrowhit 10 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 Thought-Provoking 5 years ago
Another question for ya'll, Do you believe that there is only one religion that is right?In other words, is Christianity the only one that is right, or any other religion from that same point of view
by mintinfo 7 years ago
Why are people so convinced and dedicated to deceptions and lies?Is it because they are scared of reality? Is it because their education is based on deceptions and lies? Now that fool changed the date for the end of the world to October and people still believe him.
by Jacqui 3 years ago
Josh Duggar, of 19 and Counting fame, it has surfaced admitted to/be charged with previously (as in historically) with molesting 5 underage girls - 4 of whom were his sisters, and one a neighbour girl. He has stepped down from his job at an Anti-LGBT charity/cause/thingy.His parents were aware of...
by janesix 4 years ago
then at least do so honestly.Don't make up convoluted defenses than make no sense, or that are outright untrue. That's called lying, and is forbidden by God, as well as unpleasant and immature. And if you're going to defend the Bible, don't cherry pick the "good" stuff. You do it, and you...
by Kiz 8 years ago
I haven't posted on the forums in this section with a serious topic in a long time, but I'd like to get some of your thoughts.Please keep commentary on this topic to a discussion of ideas, bash the idea all you like, but leave personal battles and insults at the door. Thanks!So:My husband and...
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