Belief in God linked to empathy, study suggests

People who have difficulty imagining what others are thinking are less likely to believe in God, according to a new study co-authored by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of California.

 

The ability to infer the thoughts and feelings of other people is called “mentalizing” and it appears to play an important role in religious belief, according to researcher Ara Norenzayan.

 

BY RANDY SHORE,

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