"To Keep the Faith, Don't Get Analytical"
According to a new study, The Thinker's reflective pose (left) promotes religious disbelief, while other poses do not.
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I speculate that the child who never questions or expresses analytical thinking patterns are more acceptable to "doing as told" and "believing as taught." He is prone to side with majority and less likely to research for himself. He is more likely to believe media. He is also probably the more well behaved child, causing less conflict and disruption in the household.
As the adult, he would be good in a setting where this type of rote behavior is desirable-
So what you have is a box, the size of the United States of America, filled with these people telling other people how to live, how to believe and how he isn't favored by God.
A recent study was performed to target the thinking styles to determine the probability of being a 'believer' based on such. The study leans in the direction where analytical thinking patterns belong more to the less religious where the more intuitive seemed more religious.
The study wasn't 100% conclusive and only offered speculatory findings but I feel the study itself offers a window for further exploration.
It would be interesting to follow a study group of children like I described above because of course, this post is merely my opinion and an analytic viewpoint, but I guess you're aware of that.
I would like to play ping pong with this idea. Derek, I know you'll challenge me and induce more thought...
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