Are Religious People More Stupid Than Atheists?
We atheists have a number of things in our toolbelts, and one of those is memes. Many of these memes are oversimplifications or just flat out wrong, so I thought I would create a series to address some of our worst memes and explain why they are so bad.
I often hear atheists claim religious people or theists are dumb. This is a terrible take.
Many of us atheists seem to pride ourselves on being smarter, more moral and more rational than theists and will get incredibly defensive when it is suggested this is not the case or that we are not all that bright, even by one of our own.
This Podcast (and Video) Examines some of the claims and memes and how valid they really are.
“Religious People are Dumb” – SciPhi Shortz: BAM! – The Video
- 00:00 – Intro
- 00:06 – Welcome
- 00:35 – Bad Atheist Memes: Religious People are Dumb
- 00:41 – Bad Atheist Memes
- 00:57 – Religious People are Dumb
- 01:14 – Atheist Pride and Aesthetics
- 01:57 – Intelligent Theists
- 02:42 – Types of Theist
- 03:06 – IQ
- 03:45 – IQ Spread
- 05:13 – IQ Spread – Average Students
- 06:00 – Adolescents that Become/Remain Religious
- 06:18 – So, Why Do Atheists Score Better on IQ Tests?
- 07:15 – Summary
- 07:38 – Closing Thoughts
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