A new paper from a group of researchers in Germany finds that people often find it hard to understand the explanations offered by their religious leaders.
In a paper published in Nature, researchers at the University of Bonn, the University Of Hamburg and the University in Bonn found that a belief in God has strong psychological consequences for the behaviour of people in their community.
They found that people who believe in a higher power or a deity are less likely to have trust in the government and to trust the media, while those who believe that God is a human-made entity are more likely to trust their local authorities and police.
This may explain why people believe that they are being protected by a supernatural force, the researchers say.
“We find that people in our sample have less trust in our political, judicial and police institutions, and that they tend to believe that the world is controlled by an omnipotent deity,” explains the paper’s first author Dr. Joachim Stützinger.
“But we also find that they have less belief in their own local institutions and more faith in the supernatural.”
He says this may explain some of the lower trust levels seen among people in the religious communities they study.
“In a general sense, we find that these people are more open to religion and less concerned about their own personal safety, because of the religious belief,” he says.
“They believe in the existence of a supernatural entity that protects them from the outside world and provides protection from the consequences of their actions.”
In the study, the participants were randomly assigned to two groups.
One was randomly assigned the belief that God existed, and the other was randomly given a belief that there is no God.
The first group was asked to complete an online survey asking them about their belief in the gods.
The participants then participated in an interview with a psychologist and a psychiatrist to assess their overall religious beliefs and their overall beliefs in various institutions and institutions in the community.
After the participants completed the survey, the psychologists conducted a second interview with them to assess how much they had changed their beliefs about God since their first interview.
They also measured how often they said they believed in God.
Participants in the second group also answered questions about their religious belief in a second online survey, and their answers were compared to those of the first group.
The psychologists found that in both groups, those who had changed the way they believed about God were less likely than those who hadn’t to believe in their higher power.
“What is interesting here is that when we take this question, which we had always assumed to be a negative factor, we see that people’s belief in divine entities is actually a positive factor,” says Stüetzinger.
The researchers also looked at the beliefs of people who had experienced the effects of stress on their psychological well-being.
“The more stress you experience, the less likely you are to have a belief about a deity.
Stress is a strong predictor of religious belief, as well,” he explains.”
For instance, people who have experienced a lot of stress, like a divorce, may have less faith in God, but they still believe in some of these higher powers.”
In contrast, people with less stress were more likely than people who hadn