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...But Professor Gordon Lynch, director of the Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society at Birkbeck College, London, said it failed to take account of a complex range of social, economic and historical factors.
"Linking religious belief and intelligence in this way could reflect a dangerous trend, developing a simplistic characterisation of religion as primitive, which - while we are trying to deal with very complex issues of religious and cultural pluralism - is perhaps not the most helpful response," he said.
I met a guy once that was 100% certain that he could fly. He is no longer with us. Of course, you don't need to listen to this because you just know it to be true. The same way that people that don't believe you know that they are right.
Originally posted by DaleGribble
reply to post by LostNemesis
this statement could be argued from any angle.
those of a scientfic mind are in fact closed minded because they are not willing to except that there could be devine creation and anything not in their little science book is false.
so nanny nanny boo boo!!!!!
Originally posted by dominicus
People that don't believe in God don't know 100% if thier right. Everything "they" know is based on objectives and speculations. Athiests haven't tried to look for God, so they can't say "God does not exist" if they havent looked for themselves.
Originally posted by ProveIt
My IQ is 152.
It's easy to make a blanket statement such as "smart people don't believe in God" by changing your sample audience.
Too bad that knowledge of science and being a total egghead actually made me realize the impossibility of sentient life in our universe without God's interference and occasional nudge.
+ remember theres a difference between being smart and being intelligent. Given the choice I'd pick being smart over being intelligent.