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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 07:43 PM

 

Religious People Can Be Scary Drunks

August 17, 2014 / 11:00 am

They don’t call it a Bloody Mary for nothing.

A recent study conducted by the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences found a correlation between alcohol consumption, violence, and religious beliefs. In short, the godly are prone to pick a fight after a few pints.

“Oversimplifying—in many cases the more religious someone is, the more aggressive they will become after drinking alcohol,” Professor Peter R. Giancola, who led the study, said in a statement.

Giancola’s study attempted to isolate risk factors that can steer drunks into slobbering rage. Religiosity, which he defined as finding “meaning in the sacred,” was one of those factors.

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/religious-people-are-scary-drunks/

http://www.as.uky.edu/can-alcohol-release-beast-within-spiritual-people

Before anyone asks, I haven't had a drink since 1984.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 07:45 PM

1. that could go both ways though.

 

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Mon Aug 18, 2014, 02:27 AM

2. What a lame study. He is right to say that it is preliminary, and oversimplified.

I didn't know they were letting people shock other subjects again in the name of science.

He also found that there was a negative correlation between religious belief and violence when there was no alcohol involved.

I doubt any of this is significant.

Congratulations on your sobriety! I quit smoking 2 months ago and I feel like a huge winner.

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