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Why are better educated people less religious?

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2010 01:04 pm
I have only a GED. Should I be religious?
Francis
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2010 01:07 pm
@edgarblythe,
No, you are the exception which proves the rule..
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2010 01:10 pm
@Francis,
Ubi vespasiennum, ibi latrina.
Francis
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2010 01:15 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Pecunia non olet..
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 26 May, 2010 01:25 pm
@Francis,
... et fluctuat nec mergitur.
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Fido
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 05:26 am
@stlstrike3,
stlstrike3 wrote:

According to an article in Scientific American, a popular-science magazine, 90% of the general population surveyed professed a distinct belief in a personal god and afterlife, while only 40% of the scientists with a Bachelor of Science degree surveyed did so, and only 10% of those considered "eminent."

Why is this?

What does it mean?

Is this why religion attacks science (evolution vs. creationism)?

Is this a phenomenon that we will see progress?


Better educated people are more rational... To learn anything of a complex nature, one must learn the logic of it... The simple and irrational nature of religion rejects logic, and is learned by repetition...
Pemerson
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:32 am
@Fido,
stlstrike3 wrote:


Better educated people are more rational... To learn anything of a complex nature, one must learn the logic of it... The simple and irrational nature of religion rejects logic, and is learned by repetition...


Would this be the same as brainwashing? If so, more people would have to realize that repetitive teachings every single day is detrimental to children, who would be unable to understand that there is, logic.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 01:10 pm
@auroreII,
Carse (The Religious Case Against Belief) said something to the effect that believers enjoy more certainty than do knowers
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 01:10 pm
@auroreII,
Carse (The Religious Case Against Belief) said something to the effect that believers enjoy more certainty than do knowers
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