Only answers with a verified reference to a study will be accepted. This is because, quite often, people accept urban legend as fact. So Christians might not, for instance know that atheists know more about religion than religious people do. They might not know that there is a correlation between higher education and atheism. The point of this question is to establish accurate information about atheists that is not commonly known by Christians. All answers off topic and without references will be deleted.
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Let us see now. Based on you. All US Presidents have had religion. Therefor all US presidents have not been able to think. Your last line there is incredible.
Do you have proof that these religious presidents didn't practice the separation of church and state? Do you have proof that religion made sense to all these presidents? Or were they religious because they wanted the religious votes?
Eric, yes American presidents had a religion but that religion was for social approval- to get the votes of the masses.American presidents used religion as a lure so to speak.Do you think that they were authentically religious? No,religion was a game
I guess their own testimony is proof enough for me. And the fact that they attended church. But hey you could be right maybe 1 or 2 were faking it just to get votes - Obama comes to mind. Reagan, the Roosevelts, Lincoln and Washington were true.
Eric, please provide your proof of what you are saying. It's not true just because you think it is true. (just like religion itself)
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"The study pointed out that 8% of atheists do believe in a god or universal being and 2% of atheists are certain that there is a god." Definition of an Atheist anyone?
Wouldn't the people surveyed who think God is real actually be Deists? Then again, a lot of evangelicals call all sorts of people atheists (including other Christians), so maybe some of them accept the label?
I cannot find the study or article "According to a 2010 Psychology Today article by Nigel Barber, Ph.D." Seems like there was no study at all just Barber's ramblings which he does a whole lot. "Evolutionary psychologist"? Kind of slanted.
Eric Dierker, to quote from the same article. "This is flat out incorrect. The second someone says they believe in God or are absolutely certain God exists, they are not atheists. So the actual number is 0 percent." Obviously they misunderstood.
A study so flawed in a major aspect is not to be trusted at all. Sometimes Pew misses the mark. Sometimes the questions are asked in a manner predicted to get a result desired. IQ tests favor White male college grad linear thinkers. Bad marker.
Here is a link to some of Dr. Barber's sources:
That was after a quick search - nothing comprehensive. It's an interesting discussion topic!
Please provide proof of your claims to have a high IQ, yet still be religious! And perhaps you might be an exception and NOT the rule. People with high IQs don't need to brag about it and generally don't.
Just in case for perspective here is the link to the Pew Study. Interesting . . .