At Psychology Today Blogs, David Ludden reports on a study as to why persons of many major religions kill in the name of their Gods. No excerpt or summary can do the piece justice, as it is indeed itself a summary, but here’s a bit from his introduction:
Given that the central message of religion is peace and love, how is it then that the faithful can be incited to acts of violence? This is the question that University of Nevada Reno psychologist Daniel Jones and colleagues explored in a study recently published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Follow the link for the full piece. Methinks it a particularly timely read.