Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Are you smarter than an atheist?

They have just discovered that religious folks actually know very little about religion, even their own. Who knows the most about religion? Atheists. Atheists know the most about religion. That is because Atheists are smarter and do not blindly follow. I am an Atheist.

Canada seems to have lots of us. In fact the entire North looks pretty godless except for Alaska but they voted for Sarah Palin so I guess that explains it. Somehow. "They" may have Alaska but "we" have Australia!


  1. I was an atheist for a long time. In order to justify my belief, I studied all the religions of the world, major and minor, and read the most important religious texts. Somewhere in all of that, I found deity and a religion that made sense to me. How's that for irony?

  2. OK first I took that quiz and got all 32 questions right - so I speak with some authority ;-) It is a fact the better educated did better - ONLY 59% of the people knew who the vice president of the U.S. is - the reality of it all people are generally dumb.

    It is also dumb to extrapolate from those questions that atheists and agnostics know more about religion than people of other spiritual or lack thereof persuasions - it was a REAL reach to come up with that conclusion - and the questions were pretty dumb as well - I would have expected better from the Pew. Research Group - but then....

    Interestingly the Bible states that the wise will be confounded by spiritual issues - true to the point here.

  3. Shocked, just shocked :) I really wish you would have told me sooner.