The faith of a person in God increases as he or she thinks about what might have been if an important event would have gone wrong, according to a study.
It showed how believers affirm their religious conviction through deliberate cognitive and rational processes.
To examine these perceptions, the team focused on the hypothetical thought.
The researchers specifically studied the hypothetical thinking down, thoughts about how life would be worse if it had not produced a major life event.
In his first study, 280 college students wrote an essay about an important event of positive or negative life of your past.