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August 19, 2004

Hell is good

Apparently, believing in Hell makes us better people, and better off. So says as a study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

This really does make sense. Although it doesn't make a great case for the inherent nature of mankind, what with the apprent threat of eternal damnation hanging over us to keep us on the straight and narrow.

In sort-of related news; Romanian police are sending criminals to church instead of prison, and they say it works. I realize such a thing would never fly in the US (that pesky freedom of religion thing might get in the way), but it's interesting to see in a country that is very religious.

Posted by Ensie at August 19, 2004 07:00 PM


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