Study Finds That Religion Used To Jus...

Study Finds That Religion Used To Justify Crimes

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#1 Jun 23, 2013
"The main results of the study showed that offenders used a myriad of cognitive self-deceptions to justify and excuse their criminal behaviors. In some cases they actually believed God wanted them to do the crime or God understood why they were committing a specific crime. The manipulation of religious doctrines and in some cases out right ignorance allowed offenders to reconcile their actions with themselves, thus to them justifying the behavior. What is shocking is the fact that the criminals didn’t appear to be remorseful or sorry for their crimes due to the fact that their actions would be understood or forgiven by God."

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