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Does being an Atheist make you more intelligent?

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Does being an Atheist make you more intelligent?
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No, but if you're intelligent you're an atheist.
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Does being OP make you a massive faggot?
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I wouldn't say it automatically makes you intelligent, but not believing in a magical sky wizard does automatically make you sane.
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>>717306137
Theists are retarded. Being atheist doesn't make you smart.
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>>717306137
Not really, but being a delirious religious person definitely makes you an idiot.
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>>717306200
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>>717306137
Nope. It's just a sign that you have more of a vested interest in the real world and real people than blowing yourself up for your One God or reminding your four-year-old daughter that it's okay that Fluffy died because he's going to a magical wonderland where he can be happy forever.
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>>717306200

Basically this. There are some embarrassingly stupid atheists just as there are some ridiculously smart religious folk. But being smart correlates moderately with being an atheist and being dumb correlates very, very, *very* strongly with being religious. I don't mean religious in the "I was raised a Catholic but haven't been to church sense I was a teenager." sense, rather. in the "If you don't accept Christ as your savior you're going to hell." sense. Oddly enough there is a certain threshold of intelligence being religious can lead to all sorts of extremism. Some people are so smart they can rationalize anything. If they happen to be religious then it's easy for themselves to convince themselves of the correctness of their religion and necessity of forcefully converting (or killing) non-believers. Unfortunately nothing, including intelligence, seems to correlate with rationality.
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>>717306662
>there are some ridiculously smart religious folk

I'm not sure how smart someone really is if they claim to believe in ghosts, demons, spirits, and other supernatural bullshit.
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Do athiests still wear fedoras or similar headgear or have they found a new cringey way to show their virginity?
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>>717306137

Why do you keep shitposting this? You're as annoying as the Neverending-Shitpost autismo.

saged
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>>717306137
>>717306200
>>717306264
>>717306265
>>717306286
>>717306290
>>717306418
>>717306662
>>717306738


How are those katana collections coming along boys?
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>>717306200

Then explain why the majority of intelligent people believe in some sort of higher power.
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>>717306137
Sometimes... usually it just makes you a colossal douchebag by anchoring your identity to the label of atheism.
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>>717306200
You are goddamn right!
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>>717306200
>>717306264
>>717306662

Right. Because believing in something smaller than "we evolved" shows how dumb people can be.

>BUT PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO BELIEVE WHAT I BELIEVE BECAUSE IT TRULY IS REAL AND YOUR A DUMB FAGGY OTHERWISE

Grow the fuck up and stop being pretentious 17 year olds who grew up with grandmother.
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>>717307059
u wot m8
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>>717306975
>implying
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>>717306137
no but being more intelligent has a better chance of making you an athiest
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Not particularly. I'm a christian and I have an IQ of 140.
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>>717307421
>ask to people post tits
>creates a post with no tits
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>>717306137
>>717306200
>>717306264
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>>717306137
It makes you think you are more intelligent.
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>>717306200
rt
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>>717306137
Less Stupid, not More Intelligent.
Be sure you get this.
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>>717306200
this
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>>717306975
>[citation needed]
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>>717307054
>upboated
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Does being an Atheist make you more intelligent?
-Yes.
-Stupid, a bit.
-Open minded.
-Atheist learn from their mistakes.
Seeing the wonder of the world, space, time and science for what it is the challenge to learn and explore.
-Religious people domed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again, because of a book.
-Religious =
-Close-minded
-Stubborn
-Idiot
-Follows a work of distorted history and fiction
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>>717306137
Atheists are trolls. In reality, they're small pathetic little men/women who like to feel superior while totally denying reason and logic. Have fun with that, fedora the explorah.
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>>717307133
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christians_in_science_and_technology
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>>717306200
This, if you are intelligent and are scientifically educated enough, you're atheist (or pantheist, or anything that don't have an anthropocentric view of the universe)
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Reminder that Galileo believed in God.
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>>717306137
They're completely unrelated. Dumb people can believe bullshit at face value. Intelligent people can justify for themselves believing in bullshit (like weird superstitions such as healing crystals, homeopathy or join a cult like scientology).

The point is to be sceptical of everything you hear or read or think, regardless of how intelligent you are.

It's not the size of the brain that matters, it's what you do with it that counts.
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>>717309296
Back to lereddit
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Ha religos fags get triggered. Spout whatever shit you want about you sad religion. Troll no... we just know better. Peace out!
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Imagine magic like they have in high fantasy. I like to think of magic as a level of science so high we cant understand it. While magic like that doesn't exist in our world, who's to say some alien race isn't able to cast some kind of fireball like thing with a level of science so high we cannot understand it with conventional means? They would be using the same elements and just manipulating them in some unknown way. Like a chip in the brain that allows them to reform matter into other things. We wouldn't understand how they're doing it but they're still able to do it and that would seem like what we think of as conventional "magic".

Theism and atheism I like to think of in the same way. I think its probably very likely there is no god in the way god has been painted, this almighty all encompassing being. We cannot deny that a god figure exists or doesn't exist with 100% certainty. Maybe we just don't yet have a means of understanding what god is, or how a god would even function outside of how we fantasize a god exists.

TL;DR People who believe god exists 100% are just as annoying as people who deny god exists 100%.
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>>717306975
>some sort of higher power.

Yeah, she's called Nature. One tough bitch.
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>>717306861
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Oh, wow look at all these opinions...
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>>717306137

No. Being an Atheist actually makes you less intelligent because you're just another mindless edgy sheep following Dawkins and Black Science Man.

Agnostic > Atheism = Theism
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>>717306200
Wrong, atheists are just as stupid as any other religion. Atheists can't prove that god doesn't exist and other religions can't prove that god exists.
The real intelligent people are Agnostics.
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>>717310121
This
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>>717310513
>thinking about things enough to know both are retarded

you can choose to be stabbed, cut or neither.

I'll choose neither thank you.
>HAHA WHAT A RETARD
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>>717310569
This
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>>717310690
This
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>>717311087
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>>717311111
CHECKED
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>>717310690
You are only describing one (very vocal and generally cringy as fuck) subset of atheism.
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>>717306137
no, just more lonely
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>>717306137
no however there is some negative correlation between intelligence and religious beliefs

that isn't to say that religious people can't be intelligent but rather intelligent people are more likely to not be religious than less intelligent people
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>>717306137
No but not believing in God makes you less crazy
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>>717310569
>>717310690
It doesn't sound like you know what you're talking about, more like you heard someone say something once and just keep parroting it.
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>>717311744
>It doesn't sound like you know what you're talking about, more like you heard someone say something once and just keep parroting it.

You just described Atheism
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Yeh I know what u are saying its like nessah treng yeah i understand nessah treng why u cut urself then,
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>>717307325
So? Einstien and Hawking have a score of 160...its all relative as my dad is mensa top percentile but knows jack shit about anything but accounting and finance. The IQ test has already been recongised as a silly way to score intelligence.
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>>717311828
>You just described Atheism.
And religion, and politics, and hell anything that sounded cool one time.

My point though, is agnostic is how certain you are of something (not very) while atheist is the disbelief. You could be a agnostic theist even.
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No, but it gives you the following personality traits:
>degenerate fetishes, such as pedophilia
>an interest in retro gaming/indie development
>an musical preference for black metal
>an unwarranted feeling of self importance
>the ability to dress like a 12 year old fanboy
>a lifetime membership of the friendzone club
>the ability to make cringy okcupid ads
>being part of the fat positive movement
>an neurotic interest in chinese kids cartoons
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>>717310121
>>717310513
>>717310690
You do realize that atheism and agnosticism are not mutually exclusive, right?
Most atheists don't say that a god 100% does not exist; those are the fedora-wearing, katana-wielding types.
Dawkins, Black Science Guy, Sam Harris, etc. are all agnostic atheists.
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>>717312248
>uses "an" when the next word starts with a consonant.
Go back to whatever shit language you normally speak.
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>>717311828
lost
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>>717312248
Looks like a christian to me.
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>>717312510
>whatever shit language

amerifags still thinking they own a language kek
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>>717309190
What does that prove?
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>>717313035
Scientists are smart. Yet according to the fedoralords they can't be.
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>>717313238
You originally claimed that "the majority of intelligent people believe in some sort of higher power."
Your link didn't support that at all.

>Scientists are smart. Yet according to the fedoralords they can't be.
I don't see where you're getting this from
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>>717313755
>You originally claimed
No I didn't. That was someone else.

>>717313755
>I don't see where you're getting this from
The Fedoras said you can't be intelligent if you're religious, yet here we have a list of scientists who believe in God. But you can't be a scientist if you aren't intelligent, no?
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>>717312497
well my point was more that those people who do believe one way or another incredibly vehemently are the "annoying ones" as long as you aren't a douche I don't care what you believe in. Those who are my way or the highway are the ones I'm calling out specifically. Surely there are decent people from all generalizations.
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>>717306137
No, but intelligent people tend to be atheists, by pure statistics.
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Being an atheist does not make one more intelligent - there is correlation, but no causation.

Statistically speaking, the higher the intelligence, the more likely it is for the person to be non-religious.
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>>717314106
Agreed. There are fundamentalists on both sides and they all have funny hats.
>couldn't find a pic with a fedora included
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>>717306245
Yes.
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>>717306137
no.
but being intelligent raises the chance for you to become an atheist.
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>>717314375
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Richard Dawkins is dead.
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>>717315611
Is that Daniel Dennett?
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>>717310690
Atheist = person who does not se a reason to believe in the existance of things that can't be proven to exist.
Agnostic = person who isn't shure if there is a reason to believe in the existanse of things that can't be proven to exist.
Theist = person who claims that the thing exists that can not be proven ot exist.
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>>717315840
Charles Darwin
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>>717316015
Surprising how similar they look. It's almost fedorable.
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ITT: autism and fedoras
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Even funnier is that some people don't understand evolution.
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>>717316208
How does not believing in fairy tales make you autistic? Is it autistic to not believe Norse mythology as well or are you just hung up on your specific myth used by ancient people to explain things they couldnt?
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>>717316233
Funniest is how religious fundies renamed "creationism" to "creation science" because quackery by any other name.
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>>717306137
>>717306200
No, if you're intelligent and scientifically minded then you will say "I don't know if there is a god." not "There is no god."

Atheism is just as retarded in a lot of cases as any other religion.

Humans are, in general, very uncomfortable with the idea of 'random' and the unknown. Making up bullshit ideas because there are things that you either do not understand or will never understand is what makes you a fool.

It is simply not possible to ever know what will happen to you after you die.
It is not possible to know what exists outside of our universe.
Humans do not like this concept and make up a lot of bullshit to explain them away and 'prove' that they are wrong.
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>>717316588
>intelligent argument
>backed with logic, reason, and facts from reputable sources
Nice dubs, though.
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>>717306975
>majority of intelligent people believe in some sort of higher power
Can you provide a list?
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>>717316324
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>>717306137
Yes, because having a belief reduces your IQ in 39 points
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>>717316324
Autism is an overused, cutesy label that /b/itch boys to use
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>>717317138
No really, what's your reasoning?
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>>717316324
>autistic screeching
enjoy your civilisation destroying, birth rate reducing death cult
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>>717306137
Atheism doesn't make you intelligent, but most of the intelligent people are atheists.
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>>717306137
No. Point proven if you're atheist and asking that stupid question. I don't know if it made you more arrogant or not because i don't know what you were like before you were atheist. Or is arrogance an aspect of any religious fanatasicsm, atheist fanatics included? I have noticed such a trend but cannot infer causation due to the uncertainty of whether the arrogance led to the fanatacism rather than being caused by it.
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>>717317492
Welcome to the Atheism vs. Theism. No one accomplishes anything.

If you look to my left, you will see Blubbernuts McTubbytits trying fill his "won an internet argument quota" by calling theists stupid and not really make any argument.

If you look to my right, you will see Bible-thumping Barry, jamming keys and screwdrivers in his ears and eyes at the sight of an actual argument against theism and replies with "Wow, edgy fedora, much?"
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>>717318928
Don't even get me atartednon the worst of all, agnostics that believe theyre better than everyone because they refuse to understand the difference between knowledge claims and opinions.
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>>717306137
Makes you smarter than a theist but still makes you retarded
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>>717318928
I'm not even a Bible Basher, mate. I just like mocking fedorafags.
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>>717306137
Yes, but not with retards like Dawkins representing you
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