I hope that isn't too simplistic (and it is), and the math makes sense. Basically I tried to explain why the average IQ of atheists are smarter while assuming that believing in a religion is equally rational to being an atheist. Soemthing doesn't sit riht with this proof though.
The thing that doesn't sit right is that you're completely making numbers up, for one.
That is because I don't have the actual numbers handy. I doubt they are exactly available. Try to criticize the basic germ of the idea, no?
Secondly, you're assuming that most religious people cannot even begin to logically denounce their faith, or that logic or intelligence are even required to lose faith; there are many (anecdotal) stories, that I've heard, of people experiencing a single traumatizing event 'converting' (for an increasing lack of synonyms to "losing faith") to atheism.
True. But I did not intend to communicate that ONLY the top ten percent of the population will be rational enough to question faith, but that it tends towards that. Even extremely dumb people will question it too, and of course so will the average person. But I think that the higher the intelligence, the more likely they are to PURSUE it, and then make their decision, whatever it may be, without any events being involved.
But WITH events involved: bad things happen to intelligent and not-so-intelligent people. So if they change their beliefs based off of this, the ratio should remain the same. Right?
Also, you assume that atheists are naturally logical, as they lack the "intelligence inhibitor" that is faith, which is simply not true.
I don't claim that they are natuarally logical, but rather that the population tends to be closer to the tabula rasa state of affairs when it comes to rationality. But RELIGIOUS people, depending on how fundamentalist they are, of course, have to fight against logic. Even if, say, one religion is right (Let's say Mormons), everyone else is wrong . .. including the atheists even. So then the vast majority of religious people have to fight against logic . .. unless you're mormon. . . .but not really because there is nothing to suggest that Mormonism is the correct faith anyway. All religions seem to have an equal shot of being right to me.
But anyway, it isn't that religion is a INTELLIGENCE blocker, but rather they are more trained to deny logic. So then the population necessarily has to be lower in intelligence, even if only a tiny bit.
Finally, I didn't even notice your fairly rampant misspellings until I quoted your post, and saw the merry red underlining all over the place. This is not so much a judgment on you, simply more evidence that I'm slowly going insane.
Then why mention it?
Maybe I'm biased though.
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