I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet - this study has been everywhere the past few days.
The other employs deliberative analysis, which uses reason to arrive at a conclusion.
I've had an analytical mind my whole life. I used my deliberate analysis and arrived at the conclusion that God is very real. From the article: So does this mean that religious faith can be underminded with just a lettle extra effort? Not really. But it does show that belief isn't set in stone, but can respond to a person's context. "Even deeply religious people will point out they have had moments of doubt."~Epley.
Not really?? THAT'S the best answer they could come up with..."not really."?? Well DUH! Nothing was "concluded" that we didn't already know. I wonder how much of our tax dollars was spent on THAT study?
Answer by popzaroo at 1:42 AM on Apr. 29, 2012Credits: 44931 Level 30 Religious Debate Degree
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:26 PM on Apr. 28, 2012Credits: 58605 Level 33 Religious Debate Degree
I wonder about those all or nothing positions, because there is nobody who is completely analytical and totally without instinct.
Well, Spock is completely analytical. But, he's not real, so. . . never mind.
I did see this a couple of days ago, and toyed with the idea of posting it here, but then considered the repercussions. I figured it would be seen as me throwing down the gauntlet again, and didn't feel like dealing with it. I'm surprised at how civilly this is going so far. The study makes perfect sense to me - I don't see much room for arguing with it, but I figured that the direction of the discussion would depend on who posted it. Let's hope the discussion can continue to be civil.
Answer by jsbenkert at 2:10 PM on Apr. 28, 2012Credits: 87630 Level 37 Religious Debate Degree
"SpirtedWitch what really made you distant from Christianity?"
There were many things ... one of the main things ... the Bible. I realized that it was written by man and therefore fallible. Aside from that, it [Christianity] had never felt right with me. Always felt wrong, even when I put everything into it. The more I thought, the more I knew it wasn't right for me.
Anything else you want to know?
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 11:31 AM on Apr. 28, 2012Credits: 105992 Level 39 Religious Debate Degree
It was an interesting article and I agree that are religious instinctisn't "set in stone" . I feel we should develop our analytical and instinctual skills to make us a more rounded person. It's okay to develop both logical and abstract thinking abilities. That's one reason I'm so fond of the Jesuit order. They're dedicated to education and work in the sciences following in the tradition of Ignatius of Loyola.
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