|God is watching|
As if we didn't already know, research supports the idea that religiously motivated people exact punishment far more excessively than others;
"To please the supernatural agent they worship, they exact higher punishments. The other possibility is that the cued words awakened the concepts of appropriate punishment in their minds."
"The punishing may be unpleasant but it's in the service of the greater good for that particular group or religion, enabling them to thrive and spread the word,"