Testing times !
Posted by Big John on August 21, 2013
I see that a US study has found that atheists are more likely to have an IQ higher than that of religious believers.
Well I don’t know about that, although I am an atheist, as I have only taken an IQ test once in my life, and that was when I was conscripted at the age of eighteen, and this was to avoid spending two years wearing the hairy brown suit and big boots of an army ‘squaddie’, rather than a less itchy blue suit and comfortable shoes of an aircraftman in the Royal Air Force. I also told a number of ’porkies’ to the interviewing officer, and although I don’t recall, probably gave my religion as Church of England.
Now, on the strength of passing that test all those years ago, I can’t pretend to be smarter than all of those who believe in one deity or another, but I do have to wonder at many of the faithful’s gullibility.
If you have time, take a look at a few recent examples …
- How the Pope got ‘the push’ !
- Deadly Pentecostal Pastors !
- Alien Space Cathedral !
- Storm in a Chalice !
- “Wanted Dead or Alive” !
- A Fox News Miracle !
I know that ‘IQ’ stands for ‘Intelligence Quotient’, and who knows, it may be a ‘gift from God’, but if so, he also gifted many of his followers with only …
… half a brain !