Atheism is intellectual suicide?

13 Dec

Our good friend Ray Comfort states in “God, Tsunamis, and Cheese sandwiches” on Christiananswers.net that atheism is tantamount to intellectual suicide. My question to Mr. Comfort is if that is so, then how come 96.7% of the Royal Society of Fellows are atheists? Survey I assume Mr. Comfort is implying that intellectual suicide leaves the victim intellectually dead, i.e. stupid. If this is so, then why is there a correlation between higher levels of education and intelligence and lower levels of religiosity? (List of studies) The religious mind accepts the answers given to it, the intelligent mind works to find the truth. This reminds me of a saying “Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.”

One Response to “Atheism is intellectual suicide?”

  1. Sisyphus Fragment December 14, 2008 at 3:38 am #

    This is a question we all ask and never really get a good answer for. Most people I’ve approached in this way usually resort to making appeals to emotion at this point. Or they are the arrogant sort and just say all scientists are wrong. I don’t think I’ll ever understand that mindset..

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