Critical thinking decreases religious belief?
Being an informed Christian takes a lot of work. It can be a rather annoying endeavor, in fact. But since deciding to look critically at my faith several years ago, I realize that deeper study of the Bible, history, and theology has proven to be very rewarding. Struggling with difficult questions about Christianity and trying to learn Greek has given me an entirely new perspective on religious belief. In sum, I'd say this long critical thinking experiment has made my faith stronger.
So I always find it amusing when studies like this one make headlines: Belief In God, Critical Thinking Butt Heads. "When pushed to think in a more rational way, people experience a dip in their religious beliefs."