Thursday, April 27, 2017

Proved: Atheists Have Higher IQs Than Religious People

By David Chutlashvili

'New evidence: A study has concluded that religious people are less intelligent than non-believers,' reports DailyMail:

'The conclusions were the result of a review of 63 scientific studies about religion and intelligence dating between 1928 and last year.

In 53 of these there was a ‘reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity.'

In just 10 was that relationship positive.

Even among children, the more intelligent a child was the more probable it was that they would shun the church.

In old age the same trend persisted as well, the research showed.

The University of Rochester psychologists behind the study defined religion as involvement in some or all parts of a belief.

They defined intelligence as the ‘ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience.’

In their conclusions, they said: ‘Most extant explanations (of a negative relation) share one central theme - the premise that religious beliefs are irrational, not anchored in science, not testable and, therefore, unappealing to intelligent people who ‘know better.’

‘Intelligent people typically spend more time in school - a form of self-regulation that may yield long-term benefits.

‘More intelligent people getting higher level jobs and better employment and higher salary may lead to higher self-esteem, and encourage personal control beliefs.’

Study co-author Jordan Silberman, a graduate student of neuroeconomics at the University of Rochester, said: ‘Intelligence may lead to greater self-control ability, self-esteem, perceived control over life events, and supportive relationships, obviating some of the benefits that religion sometimes provides.’

According to DailyMail, Research from the UK showed another drawback to being religious, or at least Christian - you lose out in the race for top jobs.

'Official figures show nearly one in four people who have no religious belief now live in homes headed by someone with a senior executive job or a place in one of the professions.

But well under a fifth of Christians are employed in the best-paid and most influential jobs or are married to someone who is, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The last census, carried out in March 2011, showed a fall in the number of people that call themselves Christian in the UK.

Christian numbers in England and Wales, including children, fell by 4.1 million in a decade to 33.2 million.

However there was a 45 per cent rise over the same 10 years in numbers who say they have no religion, to 14.1 million,' said Daniel Bates

All atheists are really smarter than religious people. We know that very well. But not every man is an atheist, who says, 'I am an atheist.' For example Josef Stalin. He was, I think, not an atheist. He said, 'I am an atheist,' because he wanted to prevent progress. He knew how dangerous Atheism was for his inhuman plans. And he wanted to discredit atheism. An atheist, who is a mass murderer and racist, like Stalin, is really not an atheist. 

Stalin was a troll, not an atheist. 

Atheism is peace, humanity and intelligence.



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9 comments:

  1. First, ofcourse, of the two main flaws of the study, is defining what is religion and what is atheism. Second is the fact that it doesn't matter - that might as well be a social trend, nothing to do with really being intelligent (if atheism is now the fad, that, if you are intelligent, it doesn't matter your belief, you will go with the fad). Oh, and the third - Stalin was not an atheist, WHAT??? He was the leader of the Communist Party of USSR! Plus, if you believe in a superior power, you are less prone to do what fancy it comes to you - plus, if you believe that this power do not exist, and you are intelligent, you are therefore intitled to do what you want to less intelligent people...

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    1. Anyone who believes that an invisible friend in the sky is real is either stupid or brainwashed to fight for ignorance instead of truth.

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    2. Very interesting... you did not reply to my arguments... just called me stupid... Well, since this friend is beyond any possibility to be proved by scientific methods, all is left is Pascal's Wager...

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    3. Like the Republicans who pretend to be religious but do everything they can to hurt the people who aren't rich and can't contribute to their campaigns!

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    4. A trend? Are you for real? I don't know what part of the world you live in but atheism is definitely not "a trend" lol (and I see no reason why people of higher intelligence would be more likely to follow a social trend, more like on the contrary). Just because in Western countries there's not much stigma associated with being an atheist, doesn't make it a "fad" for intelligent people to become atheists. There are plenty of countries where atheists are prosecuted and yet there's still a lot of people there who won't believe in religious hogwash, not because it's a "fad". Please don't use that argument ever again.

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    5. Stalin like Mao and Kim Jong-Un all run or ran state imposed religions. Worship the great leader or die. Just like monotheism. BTW atheism is not a current fad it dates far back into ancient times.

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  2. First, ofcourse, of the two main flaws of the study, is defining what is religion and what is atheism

    I don't understand what you mean the difference seems very clear

    Second is the fact that it doesn't matter - that might as well be a social trend, nothing to do with really being intelligent (if atheism is now the fad, that, if you are intelligent, it doesn't matter your belief

    This sounds like gobbledygook. I can't figure out what you mean. No on can figure what he is, except that he was a monster. Perhaps one of his biographers can shed some light on this

    plus, if you believe that this power do not exist, and you are intelligent, you are therefore intitled to do what you want to less intelligent people.

    I can't figure out what you mean here.

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  3. FYI, this isn't a new study, it was published back in 2013:
    Zuckerman M, Silberman J, Hall JA (2013). The relation between intelligence and religiosity: a meta-analysis and some proposed explanations. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17(4):325-364.

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  4. It must be the few unintelligent atheists that are impressed by this "study".

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