Study Finds Stunning Difference Between Religious and Secular Children
According to an article on the website Addictinginfo.org, religious children are not as generous and more prone to judgement and vengeance than secular children.
Seven universities from around the globe evaluated 1,200 children between the ages of 5 and 12 from countries all over the world. One-third of the children were non-religious and the rest were either Christian or Muslim. They were asked questions regarding their tendencies towards charity, empathy, judgement, and retribution.
A statement issued by the study's author on the findings said, "Overall, our findings contradict the commonsense and popular assumption that children from religious households are more altruistic and kind towards others."
The study also found that religious parents think that their children are "more empathetic and more sensitive to the plight of others".
"Religious children are meaner than non-religious children, but their parents think they're kinder."
My non-expert opinion, for what it's worth; "If people all over the world, who choose to practice a religion, whether it be Catholicism. Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. were able to respect one another's beliefs instead of forcing their personal religious beliefs on others through rhetoric and violence, the concept of war would be eradicated."
But we know that sadly it will never happen.