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    The two professors collected data for belief in hell, heaven and God from the World and European Values Surveys that were conducted between 1981 until 2007 with 143,197 participants based in 67 countries. They compared the data to the mean standardized crime rate in those countries based on homicides, robberies, rapes, kidnappings, assaults, thefts, auto thefts, drug crimes, burglaries and human trafficking.
    “[R]ates of belief in heaven and hell had significant, unique, and opposing effects on crime rates,” Shariff and Rhemtulla found in the study. “Belief in hell predicted lower crime rates … whereas belief in heaven predicted higher crime rates.”
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    Jesus is not going to like this...no not one bit!

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    What about the people that believe in Heaven and Hell?
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    A study published in the scientific journal PLoS One by University of Oregon’s Azim Shariff and University of Kansas’s Mijke Rhemtulla
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    Quote Originally Posted by resolve View Post
    What about the people that believe in Heaven and Hell?
    sometimes people can put god so high up and far away his providence of morality doesn't seem to fall on mortal affairs, only on affairs of the internal soul.


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    It's more likely a correlation between being being badly educated/lower socio-economic class and crime, which also correlates with believing in literalist religious interpretations.
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    I trust God more than I trust you. And that will never change. I've always viewed you as kind of a snake. No biblical connotations need apply, just the regular ones. You're wise. You're really intelligent. But you're also conniving and have this way of getting what you want when you want it. The sickness I was talking about was your propensity to kind of reach in and grasp on to something to define someone here. You harangue them about it and manipulate it in to conversations. You do that with every single poster here. You do this until they see things your way. The "correct way". It's vile.

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    Poor old correlation and causation, will people ever realise you're not the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cullion View Post
    It's more likely a correlation between being being badly educated/lower socio-economic class and crime, which also correlates with believing in literalist religious interpretations.
    That too, but I wasn't going to go out and say most Jesus freaks are kind of stupid.


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    Ecclesiastical White-Out*



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    You're also completely missing the fact that the western churches have been pulling themselves inside out with tons of people who don't want to believe in eternal consequences so they only teach and believe in heaven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robot Jesus View Post
    That too, but I wasn't going to go out and say most of the black people comprising the religious criminals in the stury are kind of stupid.
    You'll note that the article also said "University of Kansas’s Mijke Rhemtulla finds that people who believe in hell are less likely to commit a crime".

    I think in a different era you'd be an outspoken blowhard racist, but your options for venting are somewhat constrained today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resolve
    I trust God more than I trust you. And that will never change. I've always viewed you as kind of a snake. No biblical connotations need apply, just the regular ones. You're wise. You're really intelligent. But you're also conniving and have this way of getting what you want when you want it. The sickness I was talking about was your propensity to kind of reach in and grasp on to something to define someone here. You harangue them about it and manipulate it in to conversations. You do that with every single poster here. You do this until they see things your way. The "correct way". It's vile.

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