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Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, study finds

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  1. Josh_R

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    http://news.yahoo.com/religious-peo...;_ylg=X3oDMTBhYWM1a2sxBGxhbmcDZW4tVVM-;_ylv=3
     
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    It's mostly about need. Something to latch on to so you can get out of bed in the morning. If you have a job, kids, wife that you care about it, then less need for religion.

    The article failed to mention that agnostics have an average IQ in the 200s.
     
  3. Hudson

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    Sarcasm doesn't translate well without sarcasm tags sir.
     
  4. Jacuzzi Billy

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    And yet you knew it. That's good enough for me.
     
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    somnarium deftones or somefuckin' body

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    Well, yeah. That's like saying the kids who understand science are smarter than the ones who don't.

    *commence circle jerk*
     
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    Being agnostic myself, I'm going to ignore the sarcasm and proclaim that this statement could be either true or false.
     
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    It actually wasn't sarcasm. More tongue in cheek.
     
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    Naturally you're implying the tautology known as the law of excluded middle. As an agnostic atheist myself I caught your drift.
     
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    I can't stand atheists... they take religion way too seriously.
     
  10. Hudson

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    Sooo there might be a God or Gods but you don't believe in them until the proof of their existence?
     
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    Atheistic in the sense that I don't believe in any God or Gods but agnostic in the sense that I think any claim of existence of a Deity is unknowable.
     
  12. Hudson

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    soo isn't that what I said?
     
  13. HandPanzer

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    Essentially, but I just wanted to reply with my standard answer...
     
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    Doesn't saying "agnostic" imply the same?
     
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    Well, it's getting into semantics, but the term "agnostic" alone I philosophically reject. I believe atheist is a needed addition due to my worshiping and believing in no Deity.
     
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    I call myself an atheist-leaning agnostic.
     
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    I guess I should add it so people don't assume I am a dirty agnostic theist.
     
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    Pascal's Wager is what they're betting on, which is awesome if there turns out to be a God and meaningless if there isn't one.
     
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    Do you allow for the possibility that there may be a God? Or maybe there was once a God/creator, but He's gone now?

    Because it seems to me that people who firmly deny the existence of a God, are making the same sort of leap of faith that the people who firmly believe in the existence of God are making. They both declare they know the absolute truth about God(or lack thereof) without evidence to support their beliefs.

    The only truly logically-sound stance on the God issue is "Beats the fuck out of me." aka agnosticism.
     
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    Oh, that's a little different than what everyone else calls you ;).
     
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    I'm hedging my bets with Odin. Because Muslim God is a homicidal maniac, and Jesus is a boring hippie... and hippies suck.
     
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    Precisely, I simply cannot make a declarative statement regarding the existence or non-existence of a Deity.
     
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    No you're confused, those slurs and insults are directed at drunk whiskeyguy... I'm very loved in the Wackbag community.
     
  24. whiskeyguy

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    And really, which afterlife do you want to go to? The Muslim afterlife will be filled with goat-fuckers and black presidents, the Christian one Tim Tebow and members of the Westboro Baptist Church.
     
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    Yes, Valhalla is truly the best sounding "heaven." Who wants to hang around smelly buskers all day? Not I.
     

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