I am stupid: official

There’s a new study out which shows a link between IQ and atheism: the higher the IQ you have, the higher the chance that you are an atheist.

The implication a lot of people seem to be drawing from this is that “Religion makes people thick”, or, “only thick people believe in God” (see the article on The Register for more on that line of reasoning).

Ignoring the various flaws in the line of reasoning the study seems to be taking, I just think the whole premise is absurd. So absurd, in fact, I’m not going to bother ranting about it (shock!! horror!!)


2 responses to “I am stupid: official”

  1. Anne-Marie avatar

    I saw that report, there was something in one of the newspapers, and yes, I decided it wasn’t worth ranting about on my blog either, so I decided to ignore it.

    However, someone made the point that with intelligence comes pride and the more proud a person is the harder it is for them to accept the concept of God. And if they’re going to look at intelligence, maybe they need to look at wealth as well. After all it’s harder for a rich man to get into the kingdom of God, etc, etc. And look at it this way, intelligent people may be richer as well.

  2. Very true, A-M.

    1 Corinthians 1:18-19 also say:

    For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:
    “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”

    In other words, we can’t find God by “intelligence” – which I think many ‘intelligent’ people find quite hard.

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