Evidence of correlation between criminality and religiosity

Puer Scientia

New Member
Greetings, fellow FreeThinkers!

For my first post, I'm aiming @AronRa specifically, but happy to receive substantive replies from anywhence.

AronRa frequently mentions in his videos that studies show that religious people are more likely than others to commit crimes, have abortions, etc. I've also heard claims of the exact opposite, so I'd like to get some links/references to verifiable sources that would substantiate these claims. Seems to me like a very important sphere of knowledge, so worth vetting before repeating.
 

AronRa

Administrator
Greetings, fellow FreeThinkers!

For my first post, I'm aiming @AronRa specifically, but happy to receive substantive replies from anywhence.

AronRa frequently mentions in his videos that studies show that religious people are more likely than others to commit crimes, have abortions, etc. I've also heard claims of the exact opposite, so I'd like to get some links/references to verifiable sources that would substantiate these claims. Seems to me like a very important sphere of knowledge, so worth vetting before repeating.
Whenever I have mentioned these, (as I did in the speech below) I also show screenshots of the news where I got that information. So it should be easy enough to Google each one.
 

he_who_is_nobody

Well-Known Member
Whenever I have mentioned these, (as I did in the speech below) I also show screenshots of the news where I got that information. So it should be easy enough to Google each one.


It would help if you got a citation manager. Might I suggest Zotero? I use it, and it has taken out the worst part of academia, managing citations. It has a plug-in for Chrome that will automatically take an article and take all its information to create a reference. It also has a plug-in for Word that will automatically put all the citations you need into a write-up.

In the future, when someone asks for citations such as the above. You can have them organized in your Zotero, open up a Word document to create a reference page, and share that.
 

Led Zeppelin

Active Member
Greetings, fellow FreeThinkers!

For my first post, I'm aiming @AronRa specifically, but happy to receive substantive replies from anywhence.

AronRa frequently mentions in his videos that studies show that religious people are more likely than others to commit crimes, have abortions, etc. I've also heard claims of the exact opposite, so I'd like to get some links/references to verifiable sources that would substantiate these claims. Seems to me like a very important sphere of knowledge, so worth vetting before repeating.
As a Christian, without references, I would say Aron Ra is correct based on my own personal experiences being a criminal and also spending an average amount of time behind bars in the US. It certainly seems true to me.

I think it is a meaningful line of thought and am interested to know what atheists think about this. I'll have to check out that video Aron posted. Thank you for your post, Puer Scientia.
 
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