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A study shows how moral disgust may translate into physical disgust. After reading Muslim and Atheist literature self proclaimed Christians rated their disgust with a gross beverage higher than the same beverage before reading the literature.

In 2010 Ryan S. Ritter publishedGross Gods and Icky Atheism: Disgust Responses to Rejected Religious Beliefs in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The paper highlights two experiments, which claim to demonstrate a correlation between moral and physical disgust. Ritter found that self-described Christians rated a beverage more disgusting after hand copying passages of the Qur’an or The God Delusion than after copying a control text (the dictionary).

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