By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
I always love how they bring out a new ‘study’ every week claiming to ‘prove’ something, and you wonder how on earth they managed to find the funding for it. Well here’s another one for you. A new study has ‘proven’ that people with higher IQ’s are less likely to believe in God.
Professor Richard Lynn, emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University is apparently the author of the study and he seems to think that this explains why there has been a decline in the number of religious people over the years – because people are getting smarter.
But as you can imagine, it wasn’t long before everyone was lining up to attack Professor Lynn and his rather whacky theory. One called the study “a slight tinge of Western cultural imperialism as well as an anti-religious sentiment”.
The Professor was unable to respond because God had sent a plague of locusts to his house as a joke. God has a strange sense of humour!
But seriously, what purpose do these ‘studies’ serve? Regardless of whether they are right or wrong, what purpose do they serve other than to rile people up and hurt people’s feelings? They don’t change society for the better and all Professor Lynn has done with his ‘study’ is offend less intelligent people by suggesting that they only believe in God because they don’t have the intelligence to believe otherwise.
Via Daily Telegraph