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Scientific studies: Religious people are less intelligent than atheists

 
 
PetriFB
 
Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 02:00 am
In America Rochester's university has been made scientific studies and analysis led by Professor Miron Zuckerman, which claims that religious people are less intelligent than non-believers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Review published a summary for this scientific study. When I researched this study, so on my mind arose many thoughts that prove this scientific study as the provocation of atheism in which they show their contempt to the certain group of the people. On my writing, I also bring out some thoughts about the article of Knoxnews.

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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 05:02 am
Your English is very, very bad. My advice is that if you want to spread your point of view, you first improve the quality of your written English so that native speakers of English don't turn away in contempt. Of course, posting a link to your screed here will probably get your post removed, sooner or later, and probably sooner rather than later.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 05:04 am
I see that you were attempting to peddle your wares here eight years ago, and on the evidence, your English has not improved in those eight years. Guggou, Bubba.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 10:21 am
PetriFB said: "Scientific studies and analysis..which claims that religious people are less intelligent than non-believers"
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Some atheists say Christianity is "evil" which doesn't sound like a very intelligent statement to me..Smile
I mean,try as I might I can't see much evil in this-
"Love one another, feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the destitute, tend the sick, visit the prisoners, look after the poor"- Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 12:30, John 13:34, Matt 25: 37-40)
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 10:58 am
@PetriFB,
Is anybody really surprised by that finding Wink
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timur
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 11:44 am
Romeo fabulist wrote:
Some atheists say Christianity is "evil" which doesn't sound like a very intelligent statement to me..Smile
I mean,try as I might I can't see much evil in this-
"Love one another, feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the destitute, tend the sick, visit the prisoners, look after the poor"- Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 12:30, John 13:34, Matt 25: 37-40)

Well, one doesn't need to be a christian to be compassionate and do those things.

But the father of the character cited is supposed to have said:

Quote:
'Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near.

- Deuteronomy 32:35

And that to me is evil..
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 11:53 am
Timur said: "Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near"- Deuteronomy 32:35.
And that to me is evil"

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Nah mate, if people deserve to have their asses busted it serves 'em right..Smile
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timur
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 11:57 am
Romeo fabulist wrote:
Nah, if people deserve to have their asses busted it serves 'em right..


Well, then I'll be waiting with bated breath till this is effected in your case..
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 03:54 pm
@timur,
Careful, I got a good mate..Wink
Jesus said - "You're my friends if you follow me. I don't call you servants, but I call you friends"- (John 15:15)
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/jesus-friends.gif



And don't rile his dad either-
"How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot,....it is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Heb 10:29-31)
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/fury.gif
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timur
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 04:15 pm
I'd rather be alone than have imaginary friends like yours..
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 05:01 pm
Thread topic: Religious people are less intelligent than atheists
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Well let's see, Jesus was solid flesh and blood, he gigged all over Israel for 3 long years in front of the whole population and the roman army garrison.
That's a lot of eyewitnesses, so simple commonsense tells us he must have existed!
Who do atheists think all those people saw, Nanny McPhee?..Smile

PS- Timur i see you're another "no profile" merchant afraid to say what your beliefs are, cluck-cluck-cluck..
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 05:51 pm
@Romeo Fabulini,
As far as I know there were no written records from any actual eye witnesses of Jesus. And the only written record begins over 300 years after he supposedly lived. The actual evidence that he ever existed is very weak. And it's absolutely clear that all of the miracles attributed to him are borrowed from other mythologies which predate that era by centuries.

So we know for certain that non of the miracles happened (besides the fact that they're preposterous), and we don't even know if a man fitting his description really existed, and even if he did exist, there's no way he would have looked like the northern european "white guy" you've been selecting for your images.
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 05:55 pm
@rosborne979,
In the early days of The National Lampoon they did a comic strip series about Jeebus, and all the Jews around him were blond and blue-eyed--he was the only one who looked like a Jew.

Really, Roswell, you don't think people ant to imagine this, do you?

http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/popular-mechanics.jpeg
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 06:45 pm
Rosborne said :As far as I know there were no written records from any actual eye witnesses of Jesus. And the only written record begins over 300 years after he supposedly lived...."
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Gospel-writers Matthew and John were disciples, gospel-writer Mark was a mate of Jesus's right-hand man Peter, and gospel-writer Luke was a mate of Paul.
As for you saying JC looks white and north european, not in this pic he don't, that's because he's got a healthy tan from being out in front for 2000 years..Smile

Jesus said - "I've beaten the world" (John 16:33)
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/team-jesus.jpg~original
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lil host
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2013 07:04 pm
@PetriFB,
Well which scientific studies get to the root of the question to get the answer of why and how then see if you are convinced simple as that the you can start a discussion about this when you have enough info Smile
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Sat 16 Nov, 2013 02:28 am
Topic title: Scientific studies: Religious people are less intelligent than atheists
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That should be "some" religious people are less intelligent than atheists because I know plenty of dickwit so-called "christians".
For example one middleaged street preacher who I know has had his electricity, gas and phone cut off at various times for not paying the bills; he's got two failed marriages under his belt and he's been hauled up court twice for non-payment of his council tax.
That's because he's a "Fatalist-Cultist", they believe that everything that happens is "God's will" and that "God will provide" blah blah, so they go through life leaving everything to God without thinking for themselves, and as a result his brain has turned to mush because it's never used.
All his money goes on religious music DVD's and wishy-washy spiritual books, posters and ornaments etc, and his house is so full of that junk it looks like the inside of a catholic church!
The last straw was when I gave him £10 (15 US dollars) which i hoped he'd use wisely, but he blew it on a silly book about angels written by a bloody spiritualist medium woman!
I told him- "You won't get a penny more off me you sloppy disorganised bozo, you could have spent that £10 on a few dozen small gospel booklets to hand out to people in the street!", and broke off all contact with him..Smile
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 16 Nov, 2013 02:44 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
if this were a bell curve, you'd be a rim job...
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Jpsy
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 04:15 am
@PetriFB,
Well, it would make sense that atheists are on average smarter than religious people. The word average is important. There are very intelligent Christians like Francis Collins, the head of the human genome project. He's probably smarter than all of the atheists put together on here (me included, so don't be offended.) But, it does make sense that on average they would be more intelligent, because they're less likely to accept something on blind faith. Most of us, here in the US, grow up going to church being told Jesus is lord... & they believe it, because they trust their parents & authority figures, plus it's repeatedly drilled in their heads. It's takes a certain degree of intelligence to question it, & say "wait a minute, this story doesn't add up." It takes logic. Someone with a 60 IQ would be more inclined to believe in God & not question it. They would be less likely to notice the flaws & contradictions. Someone with a 160 IQ would notice them immediately. However, it is important to remember these are averages. There are stupid atheists and genius Christians. Newton was a fanatical Biblical literalists. He spent a lot of time trying to figure out a bible code. I have heard that a majority of scientists are atheists today. That does make sense, because the Christian mythology is just too ludicrous to actually believe literally (In my opinion).
Jpsy
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 04:20 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
It sounds like that street preacher might be more mentally ill than stupid. Or he may be both, but generally the street preachers tend to be mentally unstable.
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Jpsy
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 04:30 am
@PetriFB,
When you research a study, you want to ascertain the validity of the study (not just inject your opinion of the researchers.) That is done by researching how studies are done correctly & incorrectly. Read up on statistics. You want to look at the sample size, were they chosen at random, how did they measure intelligence... The author of the study's intentions or purpose for doing the study is really irrelevant to the results. You want to make sure the study was done correctly, which you didn't appear to do. I'm really sort of disappointed with the responses to this post. Instead of reading the study or discussing it, everyone just sort of threw out the usual cliched attacks on Christianity. They were all correct, but I feel like everywhere I go, Atheists just repeat the same arguments against Christianity, just like the Christians repeat the same arguments in favor of it. Maybe, I'm a little jaded or something.
 

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