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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.



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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