It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds

page: 2
13
<< 1    3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 07:40 PM
link   
a reply to: wasaka

Actually my theory on PKs is that they know what everyone expects them to be like and so they overcompensate to prove they're not.




posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 08:00 PM
link   

originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: wasaka


I have long suspected that "White" people
(which is to say "Christian" people) have a
brain that is different than non-whites.

Only whites are Christian? Obviously, you don't get out much.



The first "Christians" were Jews (or Greeks who
heard the Jewish scriptures being preached) and
accept the teaching of the Rabbi name "Jesus"



Meaning "salvation" in Hebrew, it was also the most common form of the name Jesus when he was alive hence the name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous, from which, through the Latin Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus. The Hebrew spelling Yeshua (ישוע) appears in some later books of the Hebrew Bible.


My point is that Christianity in America is based
on the teaching of "White" people. These were
immigrates to the new world where were limited
in their understand of Jewish history or culture
and often literate.

They relied on Christian ministers (and priests)
to instruct them in the faith. These were "White"
minister and "White" priests. Their approach to
understanding was itself limited and cut-off
from the Jewish history and culture.

Even today, most "Christian" are still cut-off from
the Jewish origins of their own Scripture. Moreover,
what people in this country knew about the Bible
was "authorized" by King James and their doctrine
influenced by the Scofield Reference Bible.

To speak of Christianity in America is to speak
of the "White" mentality. It is the psychology
of FEAR and ATTACK.... and CONTROL....
and FALSE AUTHORITY.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 08:44 PM
link   
a reply to: wasaka
That makes more sense. Thanks for the clarification.



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 09:05 PM
link   
a reply to: HighDesertPatriot

Consider also that secular-minded people are generally oversensitive about everything and get offended easily.

Meanwhile Christian sensibilities have been offended because of Starbucks cups...



posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 11:47 PM
link   

originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: HighDesertPatriot

Consider also that secular-minded people are generally oversensitive about everything and get offended easily.

Meanwhile Christian sensibilities have been offended because of Starbucks cups...


Huh?

Okay, I looked it up: www.idigitaltimes.com...



Starbucks “wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups. That’s why they’re just plain red,” said this bloviating self-described “social media personality.” (It’s worth noting that Starbucks has literally not ever had Christian iconography on their cups, so these people are protesting the removal of something that was never there. America!) But of course, this patent rabble-rousing of the lowest common denominator worked: his video has been shared more than twelve million times. Make that money, buddy.



Here is my Friedrich Nietzsche quote:
"Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies."

This guy had a conviction: Starbuck's is anti-Christmas.

That "conviction" got his video shared 12 million times,
not because it had any basis in reality, but because it
had what you might call "good memes." Christian's like
to think there is a "conspiracy" against them, even if is
just a stupid coffee cup (which they are proud to take
to work and show off, "Look at me, I paid too much
for my coffee.")

Only in America!

edit on 10-11-2015 by wasaka because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 01:53 AM
link   
I'll say just this. I didn't grow up being force fed religion 'Thank the clouds..., however i do rememember this kid who lived a couple doors down from me. She told me all about Jesus Christ and insisted i ask him to be 'mine' or i'd die a terrible death in hell and burn for all eternity.

Needless to say it ruined my life for several years. I had nightmares over it, became religious in my twenties and then finally realized it was all horse sh*t. But, before i realized it was all horsesh*t I discovered some guy through a friend during this immensely difficult period in my life his name was Mike Williams, i even met him a couple of times. Nice guy, really had a great perspective on the whole religious thing. gospelrevolution.com

He said, Jesus died to redeem the entire world from it's sin and nothing you can say or do can undo that.


So this helped me undo all the religious fear mongering crap i was entranced into believing enabling me to live a free and once again happy, peaceful and uncondemned existance.

End.

btw. The stuff he talks about blew my mind back then really eye opening amazing stuff,he's set free thousands of people from the cult of religion, and he's a Jesus Believer wow eh lol, i've never heard anyone like him in belief circles and i doubt i ever will again.
edit on 11/11/2015 by awareness10 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 10:45 AM
link   

originally posted by: awareness10

He said, Jesus died to redeem the entire world from it's sin and nothing you can say or do can undo that.

So this helped me undo all the religious fear mongering crap i was entranced into believing enabling me to live a free and once again happy, peaceful and uncondemned existance.



Nice - Jesus set the example for action. Being altruistic - and giving to everyone. He modeled true spirituality, not hierarchical and dogmatic religious knuckle-headedness.



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 10:46 AM
link   

originally posted by: wasaka

Here is my Friedrich Nietzsche quote:
"Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies."




Excellent quote - I am definitely going to use it.

I think you would enjoy Kevin Kruse - I'll see if I can find something on You Tube to post. He makes a very 'damning' case against modern american evangelism.
edit on 11-11-2015 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 12:50 PM
link   

originally posted by: Metallicus
Also, who funded this research and wanted to prove religious people are 'mean'?

It seems like anyone that started with that premise is probably agenda driven.


Yeah it's obviously agenda driven and was set up to prove religious people are mean........because that's impossible!...

Or could it possibly be that the study would've been published regardless of the results?

Why is everything that goes against the wishes of religious people 'agenda driven'?

Seems to me that religious folk just look out for their own church, denomination, religion and leave the rest for their god/s to sort out and any altruistic displays are veiled investments in their own set of beliefs.



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 07:07 PM
link   
a reply to: FyreByrd

Thought I'd share this video I made a few years ago:



The 3 dimensional plane is just an illusion of Electrons Protons
and Neutrons buzzing around at break neck speed creating the
illusion of MATTER TIME and SPACE. - Bryan Kemila



posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 10:08 PM
link   
Same can be said for some grown ups too....



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 03:03 AM
link   
When I was little, it was the religious kids that would have fun being cruel and beating up other kids like myself.


These results don't surprise me, and yet I would not say kids who reflect these findings are anti-social.

Social behavior bonds together a group of individuals, whether we're talking humans or animals.

In humans or animals, it creates an attitude of a "we", a sort of collective ego,
which in turn, naturally, provokes a perception of a "not we" or "other"; outsider, barbarian, etc.

Part of the solidarity of the social group is relying upon rejection and defensive attitudes against those outsiders.

The empathic or courteous behaviors are reserved for members of the group only.

Children , however, start off identifying highest with their immediate caretakers most (the group is my family at home).

As they get older, that perception widens, to include the community. Even if the findings show religious children to be less socially conscious (in a positive way) of other children, I am betting they are more respectful at home with their parents, and will be more respectful of other adults of their faith as they get older.

But all people with a strong social drive will be less respectful of those they do not identify with.
It's got it's upsides and downsides to it.

Someone very focused on justice for all, no matter the bonds, ends up being more of an individualist, and often, not having any close friends. Because having a tight bond often means standing by their side even when it is not just or right. It means favoritism.
edit on 12-11-2015 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 09:51 AM
link   
a reply to: FyreByrd


What they are saying is that pro-social (sharing and caring) behavoir is a natural part of biological development initially. And that growth or decay of such tendencies are more 'nurtured' by home, family and other close interpersonal modeling.


I saw this yesterday out and about but wasn't here at ATS - was so hoping this would get posted

So, we are born good

:-)

I know it's not that simple - but, I feel pretty good about being able to say it anyhow



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 09:54 AM
link   

originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: HighDesertPatriot

Consider also that secular-minded people are generally oversensitive about everything and get offended easily.

Meanwhile Christian sensibilities have been offended because of Starbucks cups...


No, they haven't. That is another bit of propaganda by the MSM to make Christians look stupid. Wake up already.



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 10:10 AM
link   
a reply to: HighDesertPatriot

So basically you made a sweeping generalization about secularists but when I make a sweeping generalization you claim I need to "wake up"?

Pot, meet kettle.
edit on 12-11-2015 by Lucid Lunacy because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 10:13 AM
link   
a reply to: Lucid Lunacy

A snarky response from a sanctimonious northern California atheist. Shocking.



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 10:14 AM
link   

originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: HighDesertPatriot

So basically you made a sweeping generalization about secularists but when I make a sweeping generalization you claim I need to "wake up"?

Pot, meet kettle.


I know you are but what am I? Just say that - it's fewer words.



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 10:15 AM
link   
a reply to: HighDesertPatriot

Are you done?



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 10:19 AM
link   
a reply to: Lucid Lunacy

Is this your way of declaring yourself the winner of your own trolling efforts?



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 10:26 AM
link   

originally posted by: HighDesertPatriot
a reply to: Lucid Lunacy

Is this your way of declaring yourself the winner of your own trolling efforts?


Are you a Christian. I think you just proved LL point.





top topics



 
13
<< 1    3 >>

log in

join