Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thinking can undermine religious faith, study finds

Link to LA Times Article
Scientists have revealed one of the reasons why some folks are less religious than others: They think more analytically, rather than going with their gut. And thinking analytically can cause religious belief to wane — for skeptics and true believers alike.
I hope they didn't spend too much on the study.  Any moron could have told them this.

However, I do find interesting the discussion about how the brain processes information.  I am an intuitive thinker (INTJ on Myers-Briggs), which would predict that I would be a believer. However, my intuition has always told me something was wrong with religion, even before I could put a name to all of the logical fallacies. Once my analytical side caught up with my intuition, atheism was the most reasonable conclusion.

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