Yes I'm sure "some" believers do have higher I.Q. scores, and giving ONE example of a poorly educated Atheists is kind of pointless, don't you think? Now that I think of it, giving "one" example to make a point is really foolish, especially when we are talking about huge numbers.<quoted text>
Some believers have higher I.Q. scores. My cousin is an example of a poorly educated atheist. He quit school to pursue his interest in partying, burning out more brain cells in the process. He denied the existence of God for years. After several years of mental health problems and a few hospitalizations, he wasn't any closer to a positive example of academic achievement. He had to apply for Social Security Disability, which is hardly a six-figure income.
Your statement is really nothing more than a carefully crafted superiority complex, and reveals a very superficial and linear understanding of theological concepts. You seem to have an aptitude for science, math, and music, but that could also be an indicator of
autism. It's well known that people with a sensory handicap such as blindness often develop a more highly developed sense of hearing and/or smell to compensate. In a likewise manner, some people with a "spiritual handicap" attempt to compensate for it with academic studies. Academic and intellectual achievement is a wonderful thing, but only until the point is reached where a person feels "superior" over others. At that point, humility itself is handicapped and crushed to death under the weight of self absorption.
Research has shown that Atheists have higher intelligence than people with strong religious faith, the difference is 5.8 according to findings in Developmental Psychology. Only 7% of members in the American Academy of Science believe in God. Several Gallup poll studies of general populations have shown that those with higher I.Q.'s tend to NOT believe in God.
Do your own research if you like as I did, I'm sure the results will show the higher intelligence belonging to Atheists. It only stands to reason, part of being intelligent is being skeptical, and understanding how the world around us works. We do not accept unsupported premisses and abhor gullibility.
My statement is far from a carefully crafted superiority complex, it is factual information available to anyone. Further research will show how well countries that have a high percentage of Atheists do in many areas such as health, crime, education, income, and general wellness.
"Spiritual handicap"....too funny, as is "Theological concepts." Theology, the study of what can only be imagined. Of course all of our points dealing with academics as a way of compensating for a "spiritual handicap" ( what ever the hell that is) are totally unsupported. Typical of most Theists. You throw around words like *spiritual* and *soul* and expect us to take them as something real when you have zero evidence that they exist.