Does Believing in God Make You Dumb?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Are you a dummy for believing in God? There’s a new study out whose authors claim to have found a correlation between religion and a lower IQ. Trace looks at the science behind their claims.

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27 comments

Henry Bovain November 8, 2021 - 7:06 PM

You don't have any

Henry Bovain November 8, 2021 - 7:07 PM

Mow

Henry Bovain November 8, 2021 - 7:07 PM

And the

Henry Bovain November 8, 2021 - 7:08 PM

CEST TOUTE

Wax Worse November 14, 2021 - 6:30 PM
Jet November 14, 2021 - 6:49 PM

I haven’t watched a second of the video.
From the title, the answer is an emphatic YES.
You’re stupid. Enough with the fairy tales people.

Reid Elson November 15, 2021 - 12:48 AM

Short answer: yes

Durango 88 November 16, 2021 - 7:03 AM

Catholic YES

Henry Bovain November 17, 2021 - 8:39 PM

Yeah ..or when someone in that organizations thinks randomness need to have some believe it or not influence

Henry Bovain November 17, 2021 - 8:43 PM

Currenvtmy …the askewed needs of the ? physicalities not the democratic but absolute putritidy(so-called ruled) even I didn't think so as if the dumbness forget that the relationship doesn't need (any negativity fits here)

Henry Bovain November 17, 2021 - 8:44 PM

And chances are that would not have been you anyway

Henry Bovain November 19, 2021 - 5:03 AM

Understanding alabaster dietism by me: the feeling is what much worse than that of a parenting error only without actually being that error and to date I have it that way I haven't found out yet that wasn't an error or not but that feeling is much worse for any relationship but anything remote to some of the two and alabaster deity very much like parenting error it's coming to assume that many things like that can be without it actually reflecting on them and then for my money that's just pretty much is it and I quote like that or parenting error but you know is one only much worse and without it actually being that or without anyone that answer without any conditions that will make it later not at I wonder who would all of that time that's for themselves who sitting in that in a less it is lesser value it ain't going to order it I don't see any higher values ordering it something's really wrong with that dumbness

acedudeism November 20, 2021 - 8:30 AM

Being on this planet, you’ve all lived your ‘after life’ up to billions of times and you all keep returning because the hypnotic commands of the amnesia force screens tells you to.

Johnny Matheson Variety Hour November 23, 2021 - 8:44 AM

Where's the blonde woman…

AnimaxNeil November 23, 2021 - 5:12 PM

Let me give you the short answer, it's a big yes. Like this YES!!!

S B November 23, 2021 - 6:56 PM

Yes, it does make you dumb. Literally everything you stated in the video has been debunked already.

People with COMMUNITY, etc are happier, have better mental health, etc… religion doesn't own community, etc it was hijacked.

Amy Hoover November 27, 2021 - 12:31 PM

Both of my parents are Christians, so naturally, I grew up with certain beliefs that were very much ignorant. There's nothing wrong with this if I were to leave my own emotional judgments out of it, but I definitely feel like certain people become too comfortable in that place of ignorance. Stubbornness is a trait that anybody can have, whether they're a Christian or not, and I'll admit that I can be stubborn as well. Knowledge and being a life-long learner for me is much more fulfilling in some ways as opposed to being content with my ignorance. What's the point of living if you never question things?

Ainow November 28, 2021 - 12:54 AM

Grow up in ignorance islam environment (aka where 99% muslims grow in) , was pissed off because of the broke 2% knowledge that i was thought . Threw everything i knew relearned abt islam , and lemme tell you ,not studying the quran and sunnah is road to ignorance abt the world . Islam is very 1+1=2 religion a book full for the observer and the thinker to read learn from and learn to . Science lead me to islam and now islam leads me far light years ahead of science .

Gram-negative November 28, 2021 - 2:49 PM

"Atheism is the voice of a few intelligent people"

Voltaire

Poltatoons November 30, 2021 - 11:41 AM

0:44 well I guess I’m dumb

( yes it’s a joke )

crammy handlebit December 2, 2021 - 3:36 AM

short answer? yes!!

Zahid Abbas Joo December 2, 2021 - 10:35 AM

Morality does not require religion these mfs are Just controlling you.

Gary Walker December 2, 2021 - 5:25 PM

No, but it is wrong.

sevco ismailov December 4, 2021 - 12:44 AM

Yes

BAE NANA Otsutsuki December 4, 2021 - 10:11 PM

Lol my grand ma was dying she was relocated into a church and they prayed but my grand ma still suffering

The Maestro December 5, 2021 - 2:37 AM

Yes it makes you dumb. Believing in anything without evidence of its existence or being without suspending judgement is stupid.

Miranda Rogers December 6, 2021 - 9:44 PM

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: