Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Mar 2013 15:42 UTC
Games "For nearly thirty years we've been having this discussion, asking the question: do violent movies, music or video games make people violent? Well according to Brad Bushman and Craig Anderson of Iowa State University, yes. Based on the results of their research they concluded in 2001 that video games and violent media can make people aggressive and violent. Based upon their data and their conclusions, however, it's safe to say that photos of snakes, crispy bacon, or a particularly rigorous game of chess can also make people aggressive and violent." And politicians?
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Vinegar Joe
Member since:
2006-08-16

There are a lot of things that make people violent, one of which is religious views.

From what religion would those views be?

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

From what religion would those views be?

How about, all of them? Read any religious scripture, and I mean really read it. Don't be satisfied with the interpretation of your denomination or sect. Read the books and you will not have to ask that question again. The Bible, Koran, and every other religious text is full to the brim with violence against those who do not follow the faith of that scripture. Murder, rape, slavery, castration. You name it, it's there. I could list a lot of quotes from multiple texts, but I think that's going outside the scope of this argument and, if you read the scripture itself, will be unnecessary. If you read those texts and still cannot spot the violence, you are deliberately ignorant and no amount of explanation will help anyway.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I agree.

But saying all of them is a bit strong, there are always exceptions to the rule, Buddhism is the one in this case. The people fighting for a free Tibet rather burn themselves alive then use violence.

I guess Buddhism is the the copyleft license. ;-)

You can make it more general, it's believes. Believes is the biggest violence generator of them all.

Even killing gay people because they are gay. Which can be culture reasons, not just religious.

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

The three Abrahamic religions have been a cancer on our civilization for centuries. Actually read your Bible, take it off the coffee table.

Outside the scope of discussing the violence in it (unless of course you're talking about adult men of a working age who're of the same faith as eachother, no violence there, only love, but not too much love, because that's bad! Stone those guys!), engage in a little comparative reading. Compare it to our knowledge of Mesopotamian religious texts. A lot of the Old Testament is pretty much taken straight from there. Then there's all the Celtic and Roman beliefs that worked their way in. There's barely an original thought in the Christian Bible.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Christianity has always been about converting the most people to their religion. The more text and customs they incorporate the better the chance they will attract more people.

Here is an example: Christmas three

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snorkel2 Member since:
2007-03-06

Just about any of them Christianity included.
Crusades, Jihads whatever it's all the same violence in the name of God...

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