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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Religion and Intelligence

"Religion and Intelligence" by Vexen Crabtree (2007)

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Thanks for the comments.

1. Divorce rates: I know a Christian priest who says the same thing; Christians feel more pressurized to get marry so they often do so too early, and too young. This contributes to the high divorce rate.

2. It is true that the fact that certain people believe/don't believe, in something, isn't evidence for or against it. But it's not true about closed minds; many scientists make names for themselves arguing against established facts because they have seen new evidence. Where there is evidence, scientists will fight to discover new things. The thing with God though, is that there is no evidence.

3. It can't be that "pride in their intellect" prevents them opening up to new things because many scientists come from theist families, so, becoming an atheist *is* new, and not restrictive.

4. It is true that the truth/reputation of individual religions is a different matter to the question of whether god exists or not.

5. The rules and regulations of specific churches are irrelevent - only the truth is important.

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