Tom Reese at Epiphenom does a great review of a recent study that actually shows that atheists have a greater tendency to “think deeply” as opposed to religious folks who have a greater tendency to judge by mistaken intuitions. Remember, this is just a “tendency” — meaning tons of religious folks think too much too.
Anyway, as I read Tom’s review, I thought of my own religious sojourn. As I have illustrated in many posts, my mind is highly inclined to supernatural intuitions (listed here). In fact, on finding my best friend dead — those intuitions kicked in (read here) and so began my years as a Christian. But my other habit of “thinking too deeply” is what eventually brought me out of Christianity (read here).
Question to readers:
- Have you been accused of thinking too deeply?
- How has “thinking too deeply” played into your religious or skeptical inner life?