I would never draw a conclusion about a person's religious or spiritual tendencies on the basis of their MBTI, but I can see why a person might, if there is a correlation between specific types and specific tendencies.
ah ok. I agree, but i was reading some other threads, and I notice that if an NT says they're christian someone always goes "are you sure you're an NT?"
I think that Ns are often not religious at all, but Ns who are religious can often be more passionate and certain about their religious belief than any SJ ever thought of being.
Sensors may be more likely to be religious, but I think a lot of that might be more due to not questioning their assumptions or being that interested in focusing on anything that isn't concrete. The idea of god is not concrete, so they usually just accept it without really wanting to focus on it... but really, they still mostly live their lives in the concrete world. They might apply a lot of religious rules, and follow a lot of ceremonies, but this is more based on tradition than religion.
I mean, think about it... an N who really believes god exists, is thinking about the idea of god all the time, and how the concepts in the world around them relate to their concept of god. An S who believes in god... is really not focused on the idea of god itself, but on the physical world.
Why? Just because some NFs aren't religious doesn't mean there aren't great ENFJ ministers.
An ENFJ who actually was religious probably would make a spectacular pastor because of their Fe dominance helping them to relate to and guide others, and their Ni ability to analyze that behavior and provide a philosophical vision.
ENFJs do make great pastors...if they are religious.
Because of their Fe/Ni strengths, they can also make great cult leaders and socialist dictators.
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
my mom's an SJ and she's basically a spiritual deist. she was raised in a loosely catholic household (believe in god but not every picky rule, go to church sometimes). she's done personal reflective spiritual inquiry. her beliefs are certainly not prevalent where we live - conservative christianity is.
i notice that NFJs are more regularly religious than NFPs.