Religious kids are "meaner" than those who are not religious
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05-12-2015, 08:42 AM
RE: Religious kids are "meaner" than those who are not religious
(04-12-2015 12:59 PM)wallym Wrote:  I've always guessed that people who need religion are 'worse' people than those that don't, rather than religion makes people 'worse' than the people who aren't.

The evidence says otherwise.
Studies of grouping in-group/out-group show consistent results of in-group favoritism and out-group hostility.

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05-12-2015, 10:19 AM
RE: Religious kids are "meaner" than those who are not religious
(04-12-2015 07:14 AM)ELK12695 Wrote:  Says a team of scientists from University of Chicago. Would have posted the well written article which reviewed the report, but since it's in Norwegian, well yeah, good luck reading it. So I posted a link of the raw source instead:

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/full...%2901167-7

I hardly post here, so if this comes across as a quack page then I apologize.

They didn't need to do a study to know this. Faith and force are corollaries. Always have been. Always will be.

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05-12-2015, 08:05 PM
RE: Religious kids are "meaner" than those who are not religious
Religion instills a feeling of superiority, so this behavior shouldn't come as a surprise.
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05-12-2015, 09:15 PM
RE: Religious kids are "meaner" than those who are not religious
(05-12-2015 08:05 PM)Fodder_From_The_Truth Wrote:  Religion instills a feeling of superiority, so this behavior shouldn't come as a surprise.

Consider Personal deficiency and unworthiness, yet tribal superiority.

That's gotta be confusing.

We have enough youth. How about looking for the Fountain of Smart?
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05-12-2015, 09:31 PM
RE: Religious kids are "meaner" than those who are not religious
(05-12-2015 09:15 PM)Thinkerbelle Wrote:  
(05-12-2015 08:05 PM)Fodder_From_The_Truth Wrote:  Religion instills a feeling of superiority, so this behavior shouldn't come as a surprise.

Consider Personal deficiency and unworthiness, yet tribal superiority.

That's gotta be confusing.

Inferior and unworthy to God. Superior to those outside their beliefs.
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06-12-2015, 06:27 AM
RE: Religious kids are "meaner" than those who are not religious
(05-12-2015 09:15 PM)Thinkerbelle Wrote:  
(05-12-2015 08:05 PM)Fodder_From_The_Truth Wrote:  Religion instills a feeling of superiority, so this behavior shouldn't come as a surprise.

Consider Personal deficiency and unworthiness, yet tribal superiority.

That's gotta be confusing.

Cognitive dissonance takes practice

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