ARE ATHEISTS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN BELIEVERS?

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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
If it's purely on IQ, atheists score significantly higher than theists in IQ tests. There are thousands of studies going back over 80 years confirming this.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ne...
http://www.pickledpolitics.co...
http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo...

years confirming httpwww telegraph ukne httpwww pickledpolitics httpwww huppi comkangaroo

Probably the most damning study was one done for the EU completed in 2009 in which 22 countries participated and more than 100,000 tested. There was a direct correlation between percentage of theists and IQ, It showed that that those countries with the highest number of theists had the lowest IQ,

The data showed it to be 5 point lower (95) than the EU average of 100, and the countries with the lowest number of theists 5 points higher (105).
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I will let you know when life here on earth is over
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Feel free to explain why not.

More intelligent people tend to be better educated. They tend to get higher paying jobs, and are therefore wealthier. This increased wealth allows them to be more charitable.

Do you dispute any of this?

More intelligent people also tend to be either more moderate in their religion, or to have no religion (ie be atheists). This information is irrefutable. Atheism is just one of many things that is correlated with higher intelligence. Why is acknowledging this a threat to you?
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
It's not a threat. Feel free to explain why this is. Why do atheists have higher intelligence than believers? How does religion affect smarts? I'm just trying to understand.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I can't explain why others feel that this is a threat - it's them who is threatened by it, not me.

Atheists don't necessarily have higher intelligence than theists. I don't think you've actually read anything I have written. Rather than repeat myself, I recommend that you read what I wrote. If you still can't figure out what I'm saying, I'll explain further - but I'm not going to re-write something if you aren't going to read the first version I wrote.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
no
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Nope, I don't think religion is a good basis to judge the intelligence. Really, you have to hear a person's opinion on a basic topic before you can make a preliminary diagnosis.

My mother's a Christian and she doesn't believe in any of that "the Earth is 6,000 years old" BS. In fact, she has an MD in medicine and she continued working while raising me and my sister.
Conversely I have some non-believer friends who are not exactly the brightest bulbs in the box.

Me? I don't believe in millennia-old fables.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
some of them actually r like when i try to talk i get about 80% of wat they say then im lost
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
idk, I know some dumbass believers, and some dumbass athiests. It really doesn't boil down to religion to me, it has to do with weather or not they're idiots.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Haha,. I'd like to believe this. But I'm not so sure. It's true that a lot of atheists are more open minded than believers, but more intelligent?? I dunno.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
It's like many other indicators - an outward manifestation of intelligence.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Thanks for answering.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
i think atheist r,in some point,more intelligent than believers but thats my personal opinion although u cant judge IQ based on points of views....
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Thanks for your input.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I don't think so. Cuz if they were so smart then they would know that there is a God & what the Bible says is true.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
End os discussion
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Each to their own, thanks for answering.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I don't think so. 'Cause if they were so smart then they would know that there is an Odin & what the Norse Sagas say is true.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Not really.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
What's religion got to do with how smart you are?
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
hi im not an atheist but.. i dont believe in any god cause its simple its all myth without proof of evidence i didnt say that science is perfect but science is closer to the reality ?!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I can't believe the number of people who said "no" or that they're unrelated. Anyone who has done any research at all on the topic knows that atheists are consistently tested and shown to be more intelligent than believers. While the high-IQ societies do contain some believers, the percentage is far lower than in the general population. Atheists also hold more advanced educational degrees.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
i think the reason we become atheists in the first place is because we read the bible.. if chrisitans actually knew what was in their "holy" book, im sure they'd become atheists =P
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
No...
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
It makes no sense that all would have occurred by chance, from nothing!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
But it does, of course, make perfect sense, that an invisible God who lives in the sky, created everything from nothing.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I belive God too, but I do not think that we were apes a long time ago. :D
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I can count to potato!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
No.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
The more intelligent you are, the less likely you are to be religious, the less likely you are to be fundamentalist if you are religious, and the more likely you are to be an atheist.

And if you are an atheist, then you are statistically more likely to be more intelligent.

Within every society on earth, the group that are most intelligent always contain far more atheists per capita than a general cross-section sample of the entire society. We see this in its extreme when we examine the poll done of scientific Nobel Prize winners in the 1990s, which showed that 93% of such people were atheists, a statistic vastly different than any that would ever be found in a sample of people of average or below-average intelligence.

These facts are irrefutable.

It's important to note that atheism doesn't MAKE people more intelligent, but rather that atheism is one of many things that correlates with being more intelligent.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
...yes and no... =P
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Excellent answer, thank you. Nice hat too.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
very well said
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I think that atheists THINK they are more intelligent and that they promote themselves as deep thinkers and intellectuals. But these assumptions are baseless. Plus, most of them, awash in their own arrogance and ignorance, voted for Obama. So there goes that.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
What does my question have to do with Obama? This is not a political question, yet it seems that so many on here try to turn them around to just that.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I was making a point. I was unaware that you had restrictions.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Exactly. The inability of this person to stay on topic is indicative of the lack of intelligence which is common among the religious, in comparison to the less religious or the non-religious. Patti has proven the point you are making.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Not only that, i have been blocked also. Double win for rme.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Yes, the ignorant, the dishonest, and the stupid can only respond to truth and honesty by trying to censor it. We see it on this site, we see it in the wider world. Cheers.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
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