At Psychology Today Blogs, Bobby Azarian probes the Evangelical “Christians” willingness to swallow Donald Trump’s particular type of hogwash, despite the hog’s being in plain sight. It’s an interesting read.
Here is a snippet (emphasis added):
One reason Trump supporters believe him comes from a basic fact about the brain: it takes more mental effort to reject an idea as false than to accept it as true. In other words, it’s easier to believe than to not.
For Christian fundamentalists, being taught to suppress critical thinking begins at a very early age. It is the combination of the brain’s vulnerability to believing unsupported facts and aggressive indoctrination that create the perfect storm for gullibility. Due to the brain’s neuroplasticity, or ability to be sculpted by lived experiences, evangelicals literally become hardwired to believe far-fetched statements.