Posts tagged agnostic
Posts tagged agnostic
Long time no talk.
I have an interesting question for you all as I sit next to a friend of mine that really religious.
Do you think it’s possible for a full-blown atheist to have a relationship with someone who was totally religious?
Have you ever dated someone religious?
Let me know!
If you have dated someone religious, what was it like?
Richard Carrier Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith
All of it or none of it
^ Important. - Robin
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"atheists are so mean!" lol
Religiosity and Intelligence: A Century of Research
For nearly a century, psychologists have studied the relationship between beliefs and . A recent review and meta-analysis of research from 1928 until the present time, found 63 studies investigating this topic. The results show that religiosity has a significant negative relationship with intelligence, suggesting that stronger religious beliefs are associated with lower intelligence. While this finding is not new, there are some interesting ideas about why this relationship exists.
First, the authors discuss the idea that atheists are nonconformists, and that more intelligent people are less likely to conform. As the authors state, “if more intelligent people are less likely to conform, they also may be less likely to accept a prevailing religious dogma.”
The second possible explanation is that more intelligent persons rely more logical reasoning and empirical evidence in their belief systems. It might not be intelligence per se that leads to a lack of religious beliefs, but a style that is more critical of the prevailing religious beliefs in a community.
The third explanation offered, which is relatively new in the literature, is that religious beliefs satisfy a number of psychological “functions,” such as a sense that the world is orderly and predictable. The authors argue that intelligence confers a sense of personal control that negates the need for religious beliefs. A second function that religiosity might offer is greater ability to control impulses. Finally, religion might serve the function of enhancing (most religions emphasize a personal relationship with god—a superior being), and religious communities offer a sense of belonging