Feb 27, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
someguy saidOh yeah then why did God create Liberalism and Atheism huh? Explain that one smart guys!
NotThatOld saidSorry, I disagree with the link article - UNLESS American Christians are VERY DIFFERENT to British Christians.
Here in the UK the VAST MAJORITY of British Christians, those who attend church on a regular basis, are middle class individuals who hold a University degree, have respectable jobs, a high income and a stable family life. I have known several personally who are medical doctors (and I mean real doctors, not chiropractics and such like on the lunatic fringe), accountants, finacial advisors, lawyers, solicitors, architects and so on.
According to my personal experience, I believe that there is a connection between reading the Bible and improving the IQ.
Once, on a counselling session, more than three hours of it was involving an IQ test, in which I scored 111, with the psychologist believing that I would have scored higher (116) had I not been stunted by nervousness.
Yet I had been attending church on a regular basis since 1973.
11 <> 111
buddha_the_god saidWhat are you talking about not that old? IQ is not linked to what kind of profession you have; for example, some of the members of MENSA are bouncers and workers at burger king. It has nothing to do with whether you're a physician or a lawyer.
And they're not saying "everyone who is religious is stupid", they even clearly stated in their article that the data should not be used to make assumptions about groups of people; which I think is very modest of them.
And saying that you believe that the bible improves you IQ due to yourself scoring a high IQ doesn't really mean anything. This is why researches study several cases to be able to make a generalization; conducting a research with only one subject would be pointless if the aim of the research is to generalize, unless all humans were exactly the same.
Celticmusl saidHmmm....well it looks like they are looking at only a few percentage points away from the median IQ which is normally 100. The difference between 95 and 106? What does the genius level and above believe in.....I guess that's what I would be more interested in.
NotThatOld saidMcGay said
11 <> 111
Come on, McGay, is that the best you can do?