When they have to think, they - as the researchers note - “believe that God helps them with their-decision making”. It is a god at the controls. Albert Speer explained the phenomenon, and his support for Hitler, this way: “My inclination (was) to be relieved of having to think, particularly about unpleasant facts … In this I did not differ from millions of others.”
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