Studies show that people who believe in supernatural agents like gods or spirits and their explanatory speculations which lack evidence or are demonstrably false tend to suppress analytical and critical thinking and involve the engaging in social and emotional thinking relating to such issues. Thinking analytically and critically seems to reduces the strength of religious beliefs and when such believers in gods or spirits are pushed to think more rational their religious beliefs lessen. This tendency of supernatural believers likely utilizes a relying on intuition to analyze beliefs rather than rational analysis. 1, 2

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