On how religions could accidentally incite lies and violence: folktales as a cultural transmitter

  title={On how religions could accidentally incite lies and violence: folktales as a cultural transmitter},
  author={Quan-Hoang Vuong and Manh-Tung Ho and Hong Kong To Nguyen and Thu-Trang Vuong and Trung Tran and Khanh-Linh Hoang and Thi-Hanh Vu and Phuong-Hanh Hoang and Minh-Hoang Nguyen and Manh-Toan Ho and Viet-Phuong La},
  journal={Palgrave Communications},
Folklore has a critical role as a cultural transmitter, all the while being a socially accepted medium for the expressions of culturally contradicting wishes and conducts. In this study of Vietnamese folktales, through the use of Bayesian multilevel modeling and the Markov chain Monte Carlo technique, we offer empirical evidence for how the interplay between religious teachings (Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism) and deviant behaviors (lying and violence) could affect a folktale’s outcome. The… 

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