This does not surprise me in the least.
Does believing that "God is on our side" make it easier for us to inflict pain and suffering on those perceived to be our enemies? If we think God sanctions violence, are we more likely to engage in violent acts?
The answer to both those questions, according to new research, is a resounding "yes," even among those who do not consider themselves believers.
I'm a very lucky person with every allergy known to man but still happy to be enjoying a wonderful life living in the best place in the world!