If you believe in God then you must be dumb!

So today on Telegraph, “Britain’s No.1 quality newspaper website” they had an article called “Intelligent people ‘less likely to believe in God'” . After reading this narrow minded, egotistical view of the world and its inhabitants, I can’t help but feel insulted. Believing in God has influenced my life because it was how I was raised and has helped me structure my value system and helps direct my morale compass. People are raised in different ways and are directed towards a certain way of thinking mainly because, at the time, we don’t know any better. Must be another idiot!

As adults, we can CHOOSE to continue to believe in God or not. I personally still use the lessons taught by the bible from when I was growing up and morales conveyed through sermons of the priests at mass whenever I occasionally go to church. I am not a BLIND believer and I will question things that I’m told to follow blindingly. That shouldn’t reflect on how intelligent I am or effects on how high my IQ is. I think that the Professor Richard Lynn of that university should be careful about simplifying his research like that. It makes him seem unintelligent.

3 Responses to “If you believe in God then you must be dumb!”

  1. francelin Says:

    ne po teme, no dizayn u vas super

  2. Josiah Says:

    Well I agree that most christians are pretty smart but occasionaly you get your dumb ones in there… I admitt i’ve have my dumb moments with God. But i don’t see that even though you are smart and just because someone says majority of christians are a bunch of idiots doesn’t mean you should get your feathers ruffled. Turn the other cheek bro. 😉

    Yeah i don’t like getting called all maner of names and things said against me for my faith in what cannot be seen… but guess what? I’m not beleiving so that others may see me beleiving i’m beleiving simply because i do. If someone has a problem with that it’s their problem and they can have it.

  3. TDHolton Says:

    Your title is misleading… The article does not posit that believers are “dumb”. It simply argues that those w/ higher IQs, as a whole, are less religious. You may be an exception to that rule in that you may have a high score, but the statistics are what they are.

    IMHO, the reason most people w/ high IQs are less likely to be religious is because of the supernatural elements, dogma and the blind faith beliefs of various religions. While I wouldn’t call myself a Christian, even though I was raised as such, I believe there is something bigger than man… Call it God, nature, or whatever, but there is something very big going on here.

    While religion serves some w/ explanations as to what this BIG event is, I like may others w/ high IQs (138), have a hard time w/ those explanantions. There are many mysteries to life and the human condition, but most religions, including Christianity, don’t offer rational postulations as to these mysteries.

    That’s not to say that these religions do not offer any value; they do, even to those w/ high IQs. But as a rule, those w/ higher intelligence are less likely to believe in the resurrection, for example. This type of belief system suggests a world beyond that which can be observed and measured; it is this ‘spiritual’ existence that is rejected by most of us.

    Granted we can argue about mutidimensional universes via the science of string theory and quantum mechanics, but we are still applying scientific principles. While I’m not advocating science as a religion unto itself, those religions that reject science and whose beliefs systems are in direct conflict with sound scientific discoveries just cannot be reconciled by the discerning mind.

    Be careful who you brand ‘egotistical’ and ‘narrow minded’.

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