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voc June 12th, 2014 11:41am

Inspired by several comments on polls regarding religion: Are atheists smarter than those who believe in God?

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JDoe Its a gift
06/13/14 7:05 am

Seriously? This sounds like some kind of elementary school playground disagreement with one group of kids looking for something to taunt other kids about. It's a step above "my dad can beat up your dad!"

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CzarCastic
06/13/14 6:19 am

Maybe not smarter but certainly favor logic over faith.

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monkey678 Towelhead
06/13/14 6:42 am

I've always found it fascinating the atheists claim exclusivity over logic and reason the same way the faithful claim exclusivity over salvation.

CzarCastic
06/13/14 6:53 am

I don't think there's a right or wrong answer. But being arrogant is always problematic.

aaronb50
06/13/14 5:35 am

Not inherently, but in my experiences atheists tend to be smarter.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/12/14 9:25 pm

No, they (Athiests) mock their beliefs (Christians) and come across as arrogant. And (Christians) just preach at (Athiests) and come across as self righteous. And both push their agenda/beliefs on others. Yet accuse each other of this. And blame

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/12/14 9:33 pm

religion for the self righteous people, wars, and the oppressed for 1,000,000, years. My opinion is they both sound like Fundamentalist idiots. I just think you're intolerant. I know all of them aren't like that, but they make them look bad

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/12/14 9:35 pm

I question God's existence, but I keep my mouth shut, because, I figure people don't want to hear my comments, I hate talking about religion unless forced to, I always repeat myself, I'm starting to bore myself now. I sound like a broken record now

voc I am...what I am
06/13/14 5:09 am

That was pretty good. You nailed it pretty well.

SugarShaq
06/12/14 6:33 pm

They think they are.

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Pumpkin127
06/12/14 4:21 pm

I think there's a correlation, but I don't think either is necessary for the other. You don't have to be atheist to be intelligent and you don't have to be religious to be dim.

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droo Santa Barbara
06/12/14 10:06 am

Nope. Neither theists nor atheists are more intelligent based solely upon respective (a)theisms.

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Redwallr hyrule
06/12/14 9:10 am

How would they be smarter? I don't understand.

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voc I am...what I am
06/12/14 9:34 am

Me either, but that is the claim by some.

musiman28 Cotton country
06/12/14 8:11 am

If anything, it's the other way around.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/12/14 8:18 am

And you guys are so humble too...

musiman28 Cotton country
06/12/14 1:01 pm

That's my honest opinion. Don't like it, to bad for you.

EarlyBird Portland
06/12/14 6:41 am

There are smart and dumb in both groups :)

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voc I am...what I am
06/12/14 6:59 am

That's very true

Rosebud Ohio
06/12/14 5:09 am

What an arrogant view to hold. No.

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voc I am...what I am
06/12/14 5:22 am

I thought so too