Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 5 (5 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   2 comments

Thinking can undermine religious faith, study finds

Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags

Interesting 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H4 4/27/12

Become a Fan
  (9 fans)


At www.latimes.com

Those who think more analytically are less inclined to be religious believers than are those who tend to follow a gut instinct, researchers conclude. 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. The study, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, indicates that belief may be a more malleable feature of the human psyche than those of strong faith may think. The cognitive origins of belief -- and disbelief -- traditionally haven't been explored with academic rigor, said lead author Will Gervais, a social psychologist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada...

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.latimes.com


 

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this Quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
2 people are discussing this page, with 2 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)
Here we go Loopy-loo, Here we go Loopy-lieThere is... by molly cruz on Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 7:52:57 PM
Are probably also more inclined to marry somebody ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 12:27:49 AM