Some people believe that atheists have no moral code forbidding violence. This is not borne out by the facts.
*Excessive violence is associated with other forms of [[social pathology]]. [http://www.familyresearchinst.org/FRI_EduPamphlet4.html]
==Violence as a Sin==
In [[Christian]] thought, violence can include any [[sin]] that is malicious, but does not use the human intellect. As well as direct physical violence, [[Dante's Inferno]] categorizes [[tyrant|tyranny]], [[suicide]], [[self-harm]], [[blasphemy]], [[usury]] and [[homosexuality]] as forms of violence. The last three are considered the most serious forms, as the violence is directed against [[God]] or [[nature]] .