Just a quick one here, I came across this study and it made me laugh, and then feel extreme sorrow for my country. Apparently, religious fundamentalists are more likely to accept fake news stories as true. Link here for the article.
Basically, if you have developed a cognitive style that tends to believe in religious fundamentalism, you are gullible. This should be no surprise to an atheist, as we have already turned up our eyebrows in disbelief of religious claims that are either ridiculous, demonstrably false, or both. Those with a strong religious belief obviously don’t exercise that part of their cognitive processes.
I’m no scientist, and I haven’t really dived into the article, so I welcome any and all comments. In Reason We Trust.
The Spartan Atheist