Thinking Weakens Religious Belief.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, May 1, 2012.

  1. thinking can set you free:


    Analytic Thinking Weakens Religious Belief

    Most of the world’s population believes in God, or gods, but alongside them there are also hundreds of millions of nonbelievers. What makes one a believer or not?
    Religious faith is likely a complex phenomenon, shaped by multiple aspects of psychology and culture, say the authors of a new study. But the researchers, Ara Norenzayan and Will Gervais of the University of British Columbia in Canada, showed in a series of clever studies that at least one factor consistently appears to decrease the strength of people’s religious belief: analytic thinking.


    There are surely many factors at play here, but the researchers say their results suggest that one’s style of thought may be a crucial contributor to religious belief. Intuitive thinkers are more likely to be religious; analytical types, less so. “One explanation for belief is that it is based on a number of intuitions we have about the world around us. People don’t necessarily come to belief because they reason into it. Intuition helps us,” says Norenzayan.

    Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/04/...nking-weakens-religious-belief/#ixzz1tcq19y4B

    Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/04/...nking-weakens-religious-belief/#ixzz1tcpn2aPV
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Definition of OBSESSION
    : a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling; also : something that causes such preoccupation
     
  3. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    He is a certifiable nutcase.
     
  4. I never know what to say when a "non believer" sneezes.:cool:
     
  5. You shouldn't say anything, otherwise you might get a mouthful of snot.
     
  6. First, comes denial.

    Then, anger:D
     


  7. "The masses have never thirsted after truth...Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim."
    - Gustave Le Bon
     
  8. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    Well, it looks to me like you are comfortable being a liar. Must be a cultural thing.

    Its tough to see how you can get satisfaction from being a complete piece of shit but I'm prepared to accept that you are exhibiting your real personality. Good luck with that.

    You don't deal in facts so I suppose there is no purpose in me responding.
     
  9. Well, as I get older my ability to think declines, hopefully it will eventually decline enough to allow me some religion so I'm not so afraid to die.