Study: Thinking can undermine religious faith

Posted at 10:53 AM, Apr 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-27 10:53:57-04

According to a report on, 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 article says 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.

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