Date: November 27, 2010 05:38AM
...they will just increase the pressure and make things worse. The "treatment" would involve more fasting, prayer, and reading the scriptures. The leaders do not realize that they are a significant part of the problem and that they typically prescribe supposed corrective actions that will make matters worse.
A good first step for this woman would be to stop reading her scriptures and other TSCC sanctioned materials. She would probably see some benefits to not attending church too. She is actually a poster child for her leaders' and her (supposed) god's behavior.
"When God sanctions violence, believers act more aggressively
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Reading violent scriptures increases aggressive behavior, especially among believers, a new study finds. The study by University of Michigan social psychologist Brad Bushman and colleagues helps to illuminate one of the ways that violence and behavior are linked.
After reporting their religious affiliations and beliefs, participants read a passage adapted from the King James Bible that described a woman's brutal murder and her husband's revenge on her attackers. Half the participants were told that the passage came from the Old Testament, half that it came from an ancient scroll found by archeologists. Half the participants from each of these groups read a version of the passage that included a sentence in which God commanded his followers to take arms against others.
The researchers found that both the religious and secular students were more aggressive...when told that the passage they read came from the Bible. Aggressive responses also increased when participants read that God directly sanctioned violence. The increased level of aggression was greater among believers than among secularists, however.
"Our results further confirm previous research showing that exposure to violent media causes people to behave more aggressively if they identify with the violent characters than if they do not," Bushman said."http://ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=3191