Intuitive Thinking and God


Intuition may lead people toward a belief in the divine and help explain why some people have more faith in God than others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Researchers at Harvard University found that people with a more intuitive thinking style tend to have stronger beliefs in God than those with a more reflective style.

To which, I say: Doesn’t it make sense that intuitive thinking, being less reflective by definition, would result in quicker, simpler and easier answers?

Not that quick n easy is a wrong answer, but it’s not generally one that considers all the information or meets all the needs of the situation, but rather, acts as a stop gap solution until more substantial answers can be identified and implemented.

Many things in life are counter-intuitive and often survival depends on thinking through rather than rushing to implement the first solution.

unequal footing

I find it curious this idea that we have to give all viewpoints on some issues equal footing with other views.

Certainly the people who hold the view that there’s Reptilian overlords in the world, and the Bush family are some of these aliens is not given any credibility.

People who search for Big Foot, Yeti, Loch Ness Monster, and so forth, are not given equal consideration to biologists (current or paleo)

People who insist that alien abductions are real are not on the same footing as NASA or anyone in the space industry

the only reason that the god side isn’t on that scrap heap is because they are a majority in the world

but, that is changing as people tire of the religiously inspired violence, bigotry and hatred.

There’s too many people in the world and we are no longer isolated from each other.

We need to put aside these false divisions and these false cultural concepts like religion that ensure we are never equals.

Anyone who claims to consider a person their equal when they genuinely believe that person to be destined for an unfavorable afterlife – is a liar.