ÔÇ£Violent people often claim that God sanctions┬átheir actions. In two studies, participants read a violent┬ápassage said to come from either the Bible or an ancient┬áscroll. For half the participants, the passage said that God┬ásanctioned the violence. Next, participants competed with┬áan ostensible partner on a task in which the winner could┬áblast the loser with loud noise through headphones (the┬áaggression measure)ÔǪÔÇØ