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Do you think that the religious are Gullible?

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No they are fragile people in need of guidance and support.
They believe they found those in religion


Do I believe that religious people are gullible? Damn, that question just about answers itself.


Not necessarily. The issue is childhood indoctrination. A lot of religious people aren't stupid, they just have a really hard time questioning something that has been drilled into them from birth. Honestly it's not an easy thing to overcome.


I think they are gullible when it comes to the bible and religion, yes. Religious people can be very logical and/or skeptic in other aspects of their lives and dealings.




Can’t check any of the three options. There have been, however, some very intelligent religious people—Einstein for example.

IMO the most meaningful dichotomy is not between theists and atheists but between those with the courage to evolve in their understanding and those with fixed, immutable opinions, frozen by fear and ego.

I believe that you are mistaken about Einstein, but I'm not going to Google it for you.

Einstein was more Agnostic. He believed that if there was a God, that it wasn't the one from the bible, but described God as nature and the universe pretty much.

"I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with fates and actions of human beings."


@TheLiberalGent Einstein described himself many times as being religious. Just look at his quotes in Wikiquote.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

“Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.”

“I believe in Spinoza's God, Who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God Who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.”

Because he did not believe in the personal God prescribed by organized religion does not mean he was not religious.

@Piece2YourPuzzle Maybe we should say that he was a religious atheist.


Not certain if they are gullible. However, I feel they turn to religion because the NEED something to believe in when they can't simply believe in themselves or other folks.


Religious people don't always blindly believe anything, but they are definitely more susceptible to irrational ideas, in my experience. I believe religious people are more gullible on the whole than non-religious. They are taught not to question.


Gullible ? No more than anyone else.
They are willfully ignorant more than nonbelievers though.


By definition.


They are not inherently more gullible, they are indoctrinated at a young age and taught to believe what cannot be proven. Unfortunately this form of thought does carry over into other aspects of their life.


Not guillible.The majority of Religious people were Indoctrinated In to a religion from birth . This has nothing to do with being guillible it has to do with being brainwashed


They can't be categorised very easily. I think people try to psychoanalyse them too but I don't think that works either. And what about people like me who used to fervently believe in god and don't anymore? I think the sincere ones are aspiring people who get caught up in group-think. The ones who are raised in a religion are completely bound up in the mentality of family and congregation members. Nonetheless, even some of them find the spirit to question and leave.

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