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Christianity &Islam &Judaism &Politics Thomas on 28 Sep 2010 12:18 am

Morons are morons – When you talk to someone who believes in God, generally they are morons. So when you test their knowledge of religion, they are morons too

Imagine you took a large, randomized group of Americans. Most of them are going to be religious. If you ask them about God and prayer and the Bible, they are going to come across as Morons. Every rational person – every atheist or agnostic – knows this. You ask a religious person, “Why would you believe in prayer when prayer accomplishes nothing?” The answer you get is moronic. You ask a religious person, “Why would you believe in the Bible when the Bible is filled with hate, misogyny, slavery, etc.?” The answer you get back is moronic. To believe in an imaginary god, you have to be a moron at some level.

So guess what happens if we give religious people a test on their religion? Yes, they come across as morons:

Don’t know much about religion? You’re not alone, study finds

Although the United States is one of the most religious developed countries in the world, most Americans scored 50 percent or less on a quiz measuring knowledge of the Bible, world religions and what the Constitution says about religion in public life.

The survey is full of surprising findings.

For example, it’s not evangelicals or Catholics who did best – it’s atheists and agnostics.

It’s not Bible-belt Southerners who scored highest – they came at the bottom.

Those who believe the Bible is the literal word of God did slightly worse than average, while those who say it is not the word of God scored slightly better.

Barely half of all Catholics know that when they take communion, the bread and wine literally become the body and blood of Christ, according to Catholic doctrine.

“Most Americans scored 50 percent or less on a quiz measuring knowledge of the Bible, world religions and what the Constitution says about religion in public life.” That’s exactly what you would expect from a bunch of morons, isn’t it?

Don’t believe CNN? What about Fox:

Atheists, agnostics most knowledgeable about religion, survey says

If you want to know about God, you might want to talk to an atheist.

Heresy? Perhaps. But a survey that measured Americans’ knowledge of religion found that atheists and agnostics knew more, on average, than followers of most major faiths. In fact, the gaps in knowledge among some of the faithful may give new meaning to the term “blind faith.”

On Basic Religion Test, Many Doth Not Pass

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

They are deeply ignorant about religion because they HAVE to be ignorant in order to believe. No one who actually reads the Bible can help but be repulsed by it. No one who analyzes prayer can avoid the fact that the belief in prayer is pure superstition. Ignorance protects their faith.

But only a moron could stand to live a life filled with such ignorance.

Would you like to stop being a moron? Here are two sites that can help you:

Why won’t God heal amputees?

God is imaginary

4 Responses to “Morons are morons – When you talk to someone who believes in God, generally they are morons. So when you test their knowledge of religion, they are morons too”

  1. on 28 Sep 2010 at 10:18 pm 1.Observer said …

    This is a bit more on the same

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/us/28religion.html?src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB

    It is a wonderful result.

    “Why won’t God heal amputees?”

  2. on 25 Oct 2010 at 9:25 pm 2.Ryan said …

    You lack very much knowledge.

    Who is God? God is everything.

    Pray cause it doesnt hurt.

  3. on 25 Oct 2010 at 11:39 pm 3.Hell Yeah said …

    “Pray cause it doesnt hurt.”

    My feelings would get hurt because my prayers wouldn’t get answered, though. And it would then hurt more when I realized I could have been doing something else with my time.

  4. on 29 Nov 2010 at 9:56 pm 4.MYSELF said …

    Many people waste their time wishing away their lives anyways. “If only I had ten more dollars I could buy that flat-screen TV.” “If only I’d done this differentely then I wouldn’t have done blah, blah, blah.” I’ve done it before too. Some people are horribly hypocritical (I am too…I admit it) and some are simply optimists.

    I’ll tell you the truth. I don’t pray much, and even if you asked me why I pray I’d give you the same answer I give to everyone who asks me why I do something: Cuz I choose to do so. If I wasn’t christian then I would be atheist but maybe its just that I want to believe that when I die my conciousness doesn’t just fade away into the crushing oblivion.

    Perhaps the primary reason I pray and I believe is just because I want to believe in something. It might be that I as many human beings in the past want my conciousness to continue on for eternity. (even though nothing is eternal). But you do make a rather valid, if harsh, argument.

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