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In general, are atheists smarter than those who believe in god? 

54%
544 deviants said No
25%
254 deviants said Not sure
21%
211 deviants said Yes

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:iconmuddyprints:
Whether you believe in God or not has nothing to do with how clever you are. Also just because people do believe it does not mean they are blinded in anyway, they are still normal rational people just as athiests are-IQ levels have nothing to do with faith.
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:iconivanandreevich:
IvanAndreevich Jun 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
That may be, but there's an inverse correlation between faith and education.
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:iconmuddyprints:
hmm... never heard of that one before, I personally haven't noticed any correlation and I very much doubt its because they believe in God :/ strange...
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:iconivanandreevich:
IvanAndreevich Jul 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
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:iconmuddyprints:
Interesting... well I dunno-I find that that is a very vauge generalisation and not meaning to sound big headed but I'm not particually stupid and neither are many Christians I know... but you have a good point
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:iconivanandreevich:
IvanAndreevich Jul 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Smart and educated are not synonymous :)

Before Darwin came up with his theory of evolution, the number of scientists who believed in god was much greater than after. They didn't become smarter overnight, they just became more educated. 
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:iconmuddyprints:
I think its funny how a lot of people think that science and God don't work together...
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:iconivanandreevich:
IvanAndreevich Jul 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
What's funny about that? 
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:iconagentmercer:
well they could be, many aren't but thiests are usually blinded by their beliefs while athiests have more free will because they don't think they'll go to hell for questioning an invisible man in the sky. Thiests use god as an excuse for everything, so athiests hae the potential to be smarter but only some are.
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:iconkaliber7:
Typically athiests have a better point as to why they don't agree with the Bible and why they don't believe. They seem to look more into depth in religious sort of things than do many people who believe. Most search out the reasons and in that study more so than some who are religious.
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