by Robert A.
IQ and Religion The graph shown above relates the arithmetic mean IQ measured in various country's populations, to the fraction of each country's population that believes religion is very important. The green diamonds represent individual countries; the yellow line is a linear regression (y = mx + b), calculated by the least squares method.
Professor Richard Lynn, emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University, said many more members of the “intellectual elite” considered themselves atheists than the national average. A decline in religious observance over the last century was directly linked to a rise in average intelligence, he claimed.But the conclusions – in a paper for the academic journal Intelligence – have been branded “simplistic” by critics. Professor Lynn, who has provoked controversy in the past with research linking intelligence to race and sex, said university academics were less likely to believe in God than almost anyone else.
The anti-Christian bias in our society has reached absurd proportions.
When I was kid, I loved to ask my minister questions about things that, to my young mind, made no sense when I read them in the Bible or more likely heard them in Sunday school.
Extending my last post on why I think Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita should be required reading at some point in
When you helped your church ban gay marriage, how many souls do you think you saved? When you went door to door, or handed out fliers at the grocery store, how many people saw God’s grace in you?
Summarized Experiences From Within the Cult Scientology 1. Not allowed to see my mom but once a day when I was six.