Skip to comments.Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, study finds (self-contradicting conclusions)
Posted on 08/12/2013 9:06:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Religious people are less intelligent than non-believers, according to a new review of 63 scientific studies stretching back over decades.
A team led by Miron Zuckerman of the University of Rochester found a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity in 53 out of 63 studies.
Previous studies have tended to assume that intelligent people simply know better, the researchers writebut the reasons may be more complex. For instance, intelligent people are more likely to be married, and more likely to be successful in lifeand this may mean they need religion less.
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You don’t have to be religious to be married.
I’m a born again Christian.
IQ measured at 131.
Too many non religious people are so blinded by their own hatred to take seriously.
That’s not what this “study” says. They’re implying that the religious are often unmarried.
They’re treading on thin ice here, considering that the same methodology could be used to “prove” that black people are less intelligent than whites. I’d love to see them have fun with that one.
Meanwhile, I’ll be fine being lumped in with such other mental midgets as C.S. Lewis, Dostoyevsky, A.E. Wilder-Smith, et al.
Dare I guess that the authors of these 63 “scientific” studies are mostly atheists, who are proud of their own intellectual brilliance and know where the grant money may be found?
Liberals are cracked pots who are deluded and must keep telling themselves how smart, how morally superior they are to everyone else. It's a ruse, a fantasy they would very hard to maintain.
They claimed to be wise. But they made fools of themselves. They would rather have statues of gods than the glorious God who lives forever. Their statues of gods are made to look like people, birds, animals and reptiles.
So God let them go. He allowed them to do what their sinful hearts wanted to. He let them commit sexual sins. They polluted one anothers bodies by what they did.
They chose a lie instead of Gods truth. They worshiped and served created things. They didnt worship the Creator.
Which can happen too. You don’t have to be not religious to have not found Mr/s Right. Two of the most religious people I know have failed at that quest well into their 40s.
Christ said they were going to be more shrewed and said the meek was blessed. Moses was such humbled person.
The problem is negative intelligence, not low intelligence. I’ll take the brains of a Terri Schiavo at IQ 50 over that of Judge Greer or liberals at minus 150 IQ full of “retard pride”.
Oh, boy. Another “study”.
They are putting married atheists in the majority of married folk, and implying that a majority of religious people are unmarried. Do you think that’s the case? They are not talking exceptions to the rule, remember.
That’s the top reason that I’ve gathered from libs for being a liberal - to claim superiority, morally and/or intellectually, over others.
It would certainly not surprise me that people who spend longer periods in the viper pit of academia are less religious. I wonder if any of the studies mentioned controlled for time spent receiving anti-religous propaganda?
No, they said atheists are MORE LIKELY to be married, which might or might not make them the majority depending on demographics. And they didn’t say the majority of religious people are unmarried, just that they were less likely to be married. They actually could very well be talking exceptions to the rule, because all the math is comparative. If 90% of atheists are married and 85% of religious people are married that leaves atheists more likely than religious (all numbers there made up by me to show how the math behind the statement works). You’re making bad assumptions based on vague statements.
If true, then it’s likely because atheists are much more likely to abort their mentally disabled children.
Sad thing is, many of our oldest academic institutions started out as religious seminaries. In light of that, “viper pit” certainly illustrates a takeover by the god of this world.
The conservative couple plays ball, the liberal one chess and trade offs for past and present. No conspiracy? Well, when a gun buy back looks good toda but bad and unconstitutional after a ban precluding replacement of destroyed guns, we have chess, not conspiracy, per say directly, but definite calculations.
Liberals can be told by their growls. They will want your spot and to surrender custodies, but will blackmail you about other threats and deficiency in spelling. They are shrewd manpulating trollers... in the elite sphere. But it is all causeless, in vain, and blind of the real signs of the times. They play well in what is in front of their plate. Their followers are notoriously worshipping and stupid many times, however.
The point is not their Nazi intelligence, it is peace, and they consume themselves with brain satisfaction drug addiction, blinds leading the blinds. They have a nice roof but no fundamentals they disregard with contempt.
Intellectuals are the marrying kind. Four or five times each at latest coiunt.
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