This study and it’s conclusions, doesn’t surprise me at all. The reason why – many adult religious people are uncaring, judgmental and lack empathy and that then clearly impacts the children they raise.
Two examples spring to mind, that many religious people hold onto with all their lack of empathy.
- Physical discipline – which is child abuse and domestic violence. Hardly conducive to raising caring children, at all. Children learn what are modelled and shown. If abused, they will often learn to be the same. Religious mind control demands that.
- Abusing LGBTIQ – in demanding it is sin, when it isn’t. Plus all the abuse that follows that. Hardly empathy, or compassion.
Both of these alone, are the issues of many religious church people. Absolute spiritual abuse, as well as emotional, mental, psychological abuse also.
They will of course argue with all their might, how these two issues alone, are required to be a good Christian. How far from the truth that is.
And then they raise equally un-empathic, judgmental, uncaring religious children, whilst hypocritically calling other people judgmental.