Quote :Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there’s any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven’t all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them combined to see their results — and they found that most studies pointed to the same thing: that highly intelligent people tend to be less religious, and that highly religious people tend to be less intelligent. At least, that seems to hold true when it comes to the traditional definition of “analytic intelligence,” which focuses on puzzle solving, learning, and abstract thinking. end quote
Another early study reflects the same thing see here
Quote : “A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.” end quote
Exclusive Brethren could sure use a little more analytic thinking .But more importantly religious folk worldwide could all use a little more analytic thinking too. It might help human society find enough good-sense to start reducing these faith abuses.
People within cults cannot just-up-and-leave these cults. Because doing so means they will very likely also lose many family ties
Family ties are highly important to human life.There is even scientific studies that prove it so.
If it were so possible to end cults by just up and leaving. People worldwide would be leaving cults in droves.
Other religious folk just don’t seem to get that. Many lack enough analytic thinking to be able to calculate-the-cost of people leaving. People cannot guarantee that their whole family unit will follow them out.
Many that do try leaving. End up needing to return. To try re-unite with family.
This cannot be because they don’t enjoy having more freedom
Religious outsiders need to stop and think about this phenomena in more depth. And quit continually blaming the cult members