Religiosity and Social Cognition

Religiosity and Social Cognition

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Joel Robinson

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#1 Jan 7, 2013
It has been argued that religious individuals have increased social cognition (empathy, altruism and theory of mind). I am currently doing a dissertation on the subject and would like to test this argument.
I would like to know what you think on the matter, and would really appreciate it if you could contribute to my results and complete my questionnaire (by doing so there is an opportunity to win £30 worth of Amazon vouchers).

http://nclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/...
I would like to note that I have received permission to post this survey.

Thanks.

Since: Dec 09

United States

#2 Jan 7, 2013
Joel Robinson wrote:
It has been argued that religious individuals have increased social cognition (empathy, altruism and theory of mind). I am currently doing a dissertation on the subject and would like to test this argument.
I would like to know what you think on the matter, and would really appreciate it if you could contribute to my results and complete my questionnaire (by doing so there is an opportunity to win £30 worth of Amazon vouchers).
http://nclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/...
I would like to note that I have received permission to post this survey.
Thanks.
Just now completed survey.
The religion section was creepy and extremely limited in range.. There were only about 5 or 6 questions asked over and ove r again - and they were' barely relevant to me.t Organized religion is a mere chip off the spiirituality iceberg!

“Jesus=only way into Heaven”

Since: Nov 12

saved by grace through faith

#3 Jan 7, 2013
Will religion get you into Heaven? NO!

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Jesus Christ is the ONLY way into Heaven!

John 14:6- Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

1 Timothy 1:15- This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
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What happens if I reject Jesus?

From Jesus:
John 8:24- I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.

Revelation 21:8- But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 20:15- And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
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You say, "I don't believe". Oh but you will believe when you are bowing before Him. Unfortunately it'll be too late then.

Philippians 2:10-11
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth,

11 and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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My friends, today is the day of salvation. What must I do to be saved?

Acts 3:19- Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Romans 10:13-For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:9- That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
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You mean eternal life with Jesus in Heaven is a free gift? Yes my friends, we cannot earn it on our own.

Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
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Would anyone like to say this prayer with me?

Dear Jesus,
I know that I'm a sinner. I know that I can't earn my salvation, I'll never be righteous enough on my own. Jesus, please come into my life and wash away my sins with your sinless atoning blood. I ask forgiveness for my sins and want to have a close and personal relationship with you Jesus. Today I ask for deliverance and help to live the life that you want me to live. I ask this in Jesus Holy name.......Amen.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#4 Jan 7, 2013
Romans Road wrote:
Will religion get you into Heaven? NO!
----------
Jesus Christ is the ONLY way into Heaven!
John 14:6- Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
1 Timothy 1:15- This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
==========
What happens if I reject Jesus?
From Jesus:
John 8:24- I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.
Revelation 21:8- But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 20:15- And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
==========
You say, "I don't believe". Oh but you will believe when you are bowing before Him. Unfortunately it'll be too late then.
Philippians 2:10-11
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth,
11 and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
==========
My friends, today is the day of salvation. What must I do to be saved?
Acts 3:19- Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Romans 10:13-For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:9- That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
==========
You mean eternal life with Jesus in Heaven is a free gift? Yes my friends, we cannot earn it on our own.
Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
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Would anyone like to say this prayer with me?
Dear Jesus,
I know that I'm a sinner. I know that I can't earn my salvation, I'll never be righteous enough on my own. Jesus, please come into my life and wash away my sins with your sinless atoning blood. I ask forgiveness for my sins and want to have a close and personal relationship with you Jesus. Today I ask for deliverance and help to live the life that you want me to live. I ask this in Jesus Holy name.......Amen.
http://s603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/ausa... ;
Big Al

Grand Rapids, MN

#5 Jan 7, 2013
"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." - Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate in Physics

“Life Force One”

Since: Jul 07

The Spiritual Universe/God

#6 Jan 7, 2013
Joel Robinson wrote:
It has been argued that religious individuals have increased social cognition (empathy, altruism and theory of mind). I am currently doing a dissertation on the subject and would like to test this argument.
I would like to know what you think on the matter, and would really appreciate it if you could contribute to my results and complete my questionnaire (by doing so there is an opportunity to win £30 worth of Amazon vouchers).
http://nclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/...
I would like to note that I have received permission to post this survey.
Thanks.
Sorry, but that survey was horrible.

It didn't ask for any personal contact information, so your "Amazon voucher" claim is just a con. As there is no way you can contact anyone taking the survey.

The questions were poorly worded and redundant. Nor did they have anything to do with proving or disproving your theory of:

"religious individuals have increased social cognition (empathy, altruism and theory of mind)".

Do you have a survey for atheists and other non-religious people? Without that, your survey is completely meaningless.

Although I filled it out, I'm a spiritual person who has nothing to do with any man made religions. So a lot of the questions had nothing to do with me. And I can read other souls, so the eye expression "test" was irrelevant to me.

I think you should get some help in designing surveys that are worded better, relevant to the point of research, and covers a broad range of religious/spiritual beliefs. You seem to lack the understanding on how to do that.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#8 Jan 10, 2013
Joel Robinson wrote:
It has been argued that religious individuals have increased social cognition (empathy, altruism and theory of mind). I am currently doing a dissertation on the subject and would like to test this argument.
I would like to know what you think on the matter, and would really appreciate it if you could contribute to my results and complete my questionnaire (by doing so there is an opportunity to win £30 worth of Amazon vouchers).

http://nclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/...
I would like to note that I have received permission to post this survey.

Thanks.
Great study :)
Survey completed.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#9 Jan 10, 2013
Wrong. It did ask for personal information. From the first page:

"By completing this questionnaire you have the option of being entered into a raffle to win £30 amazon vouchers. If you wish to do so please enter your e-mail address below.(Please note that your e-mail address will be used for no purpose other than to inform you of the outcome of the raffle, and will be deleted immediately afterwards.)"
Seentheotherside wrote:
<quoted text>
It didn't ask for any personal contact information, so your "Amazon voucher" claim is just a con. As there is no way you can contact anyone taking the survey.
Punisher

Tuckahoe, NY

#10 Jan 10, 2013
Man surveys su/ck.

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