Not only is this innate in all of us, but many recent studies have shown that lack of religiosity in a country or culture actually leads to better societal health than ones with more strict religious considerations and undertones.
Religious Belief and Societal Health - Study in Journal of Religion and Society
Religiosity Highest in World's Poorest Nations - Gallup Poll
The Chronic Dependence of Popular Religiosity Upon Dysfunctional Psychosociological Conditions - Evolutionary Psychology 2009
Suicide, Religion and Socioeconomic Conditions: An Ecological Study in 26 Countries, 1990
I love how this caller gets stuck in his own logic, you can literally hear his heart breaking from 5:03 to 5:16...
Here's another well thought-out take on the justice/mercy loophole paradigm: