the smarter you are, the less likely you are to believe in God (or know how to operate a doorknob)

When Jesus said that “all men will hate you because of Me”, man, He wasn’t kidding around. This sort of article is typical:

“Intelligent People ‘Less Likely’ To Believe In God”

He told Times Higher Education magazine: “Why should fewer academics believe in God than the general population? I believe it is simply a matter of the IQ. Academics have higher IQs than the general population. Several Gallup poll studies of the general population have shown that those with higher IQs tend not to believe in God.”


People make up this study and survey crap all the time to support what they want to think. Remember Election Day in 2004, when everyone was sure that John Kerry was president, based on the exit polling? Oops!

But let’s give ’em the benefit of the doubt here. Let’s assume that he’s right, and the ‘intellectual elite’ don’t believe in God because they’re too smart.

Professor Lynn, who has provoked controversy in the past with research linking intelligence to race and sex, said university academics were less likely to believe in God than almost anyone else.

Have you ever actually met a university academic? They’re some of the most functionally useless people on the face of the Earth. Oh, sure, they might be experts in some made-up topic like feminist Marxist theory or the environmentalist politics of Shakespeare, but ask them to change a light bulb, or balance a checkbook, or change their own oil, or cope with the real world in any capacity whatsoever, and results won’t be pretty.

So, yeah, maybe atheists are too smart to believe in God, the same way a university academic is too smart to actually do anything.

-A Darkling Glass


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