The answer is apparently yes.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â I doubt it comes as any surprise to anyone that grew up as or with fundamentalists such as myself. Ã‚Â Ã‚Â However, I do find myself surprised that anyone would have to find out such a thing in a formal setting like the one in the study.
We see similar behaviour all the time.Ã‚Â When authorities in our lives condone certain things, we tend to exhibit those things. Ã‚Â For example, competitiveness.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Those of us raised by people who appreciate a competitive streak tend to be competitive long after our parents have released us into the wild.
Thus, is it really any surprise at all that people who consider their god the ultimate authority will behave in a manner that is aggressive and/or violent if they are given cause to believe that it condones, even demands, such behaviour? Ã‚Â I don’t think so.