The Violence of the Christ / Atheists and NDEs
Violent religious text, like the Bible and Quran, can make people act more aggressively, according to a new survey!
Both the religious and non-religious participants were more aggressive and delivered louder blasts when told the passage was a piece of Biblical scripture or read God's sanction but the believers outdid the others in both cases.
"That the effect was found in such a sample may attest to the insidious power of exposure to literary scriptural violence," Bushman wrote in his report.
A study by a believer in the afterlife, P.M.H. Atwater, is available on this page. Interestingly, she also noted the religion or lack thereof of the subjects, and used that in her results. While she tries to puts her spin on the results and twist them until they fit her framework, the results are still interesting. Basically, having an NDE as an atheist really, really sucks.