June 16th, 2008 10:39 EST
People With Higher IQs Are Less Likely To Believe In God
"People with higher IQs are less likely to believe in God, according to a new study.
Professor Richard Lynn, emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University, said many more members of the "intellectual elite" considered themselves atheists than the national average.
A decline in religious observance over the last century was directly linked to a rise in average intelligence, he claimed."
Quotation from Telegraph.Co.UK
No intelligent person can dispute the findings of this study, it`s manifest that very few scientists and intellectuals believe in God. While on the other hand, believers who knock on your door exhibit passion but very little intelligence.
There is a cause and effect relationship between a decline in religious observance and a rise in intelligence. The faithful take a leap of faith and accept as fact miracles and doctrines that defy the laws of physics. As a result they become intellectually lazy in other areas of their lives, and they accept as Gospel the claims of politicians, used car salesmen and other charlatans without researching the veracity of what they are being spoon-fed.
When "faith" that rests on religious texts that were written thousands of years ago becomes more important than empirical facts,it doesn`t bode well for the nation`s collective IQ.
In the Scandinavian countries very few people believe in a deity, and the citizens are less likely to be hoodwinked by con artists, whether they be politicians or televangelists.
America would be a more enlightened place if we read the Bible as literature and venerated the Constitution as the highest law of the land.