(Reported By Jim Denison) An unidentified flying object made headlines recently when it appeared over southwest England, and a “flying saucer” was spotted last week over Mexico. Is your first inclination to believe that these were probably visits from outer space? Your answer may depend on whether you went to church last Sunday, but not in the way our culture expects. It’s conventional wisdom that faith makes us less scientific and more gullible. However, research indicates the opposite: the

less religious people are, the more likely they are to endorse empirically unsupported ideas about UFOs. In addition, the Pew Research Center has discovered that those who attend religious services less than weekly are more than twice as likely to claim they have encountered a ghost. Writing for The New York Times, psychology professor Clay Routledge cites these studies to argue that those who are less religious still search for transcendent meaning, though in non-religious ways. He is undoubtedly right. READ MORE