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Intelligent Atheists?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by DHK, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. DHK

    DHK <b>Moderator</b>

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    What do you think of this claim?
    Read the whole article here:

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/religious-...nt-than-atheists--study-finds--113350723.html
     
  2. Winman

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    Well, what do they mean by intelligent? I believe they mean worldly. In this sense atheists might be more intelligent than religious folks.

    The scriptures say God has not chosen many that are "wise after the flesh"

    1 Cor 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
    27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
    28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
    29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

    So, I believe "wise after the flesh" would mean worldly. Not many Christians are obsessed with being wealthy, so probably few study or understand complex finances. It is not that they could not study and understand these worldly sciences, it is that they are preoccupied with other things, such as studying their Bible and telling folks about Jesus.
     
  3. Herald

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    There is a wisdom of this world. Those that buy into this worldly wisdom can be extremely intelligent. Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking, two eminent atheists, possess superior intellects. However their intellects exclude a theistic world view. It is their deficient wisdom that is described by Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.
     
  4. DHK

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    It is far more than that. They are using the scientist/atheist Richard Dawkins as their example.
    One comment says:
    It is typical and gives the general sense of the article.
     
  5. Winman

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    Christians are like anybody else, some are highly intelligent, others are not.

    Want to know your IQ? Take this test.

    http://iqtest.com/

    I rushed through it and got 131 without really trying. Last time I took it I scored 142, that is as good as Richard Dawkins. :laugh:
     
  6. Rippon

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    Apparently your pride quotient is also quite high! :)
     
  7. Winman

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    Hey, the subject is whether atheists are more intelligent than Christians. IQ tests are a method to determine intelligence.

    Take the test, maybe you are a genius. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Yeshua1

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    problem is that the "Athiests" that keep getting claimed are not really that, more either Agnostic or Deist!

    Einstein, Edison, even darwin himself NOT true Athiests, and MANY smart persons such as a Newton , Copernicus, or a faraday were all Christians!
     
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