Showing posts with label intelligence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label intelligence. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Religious v. Rational worldviews

Religious v. Rational - Beliefnet Forums: "High intelligence and the ability to use it effectively is quite compatible with the religious worldview, and indeed some have applied that intelligence to understanding their worldview, that is explaining why having faith is beneficial to their lives. But the faith is not questioned, nor is their worldview about the purpose and meaning of their lives (and their science.)"

Friday, May 23, 2008

Religion induced atrophy of rationality

Prejudice v Evidence - Beliefnet Forums: "Native intelligence of any level needs exercise if it is not to atrophy. If people are systematically denied the opportunity to use the mind to evaluate issues they lose the ability to do so. All they are left with are the religious indoctrinations that are designed to cover all situations without thinking,"