- Feb 8, 2005
- '04 Toyota Sienna, crippled people like vans....
Finally I would have to disagree with the statement that there are not intelligent Christians. Honestly I don't even know if that question merits a response beyond that, so I will leave it there as to not descend into a flame war.
This is very true. I think it's very close minded to assume someone is daft just because they believe in God. Such belief does not automatically mean a person is ignorant. For instance, one research project I saw which was conducted by a "non-believer" showed that about 38% of university scholars he contacted (in various fields including anthropology, evolutionary biology, etc) did indeed believe in God, while about the same amount did not, the rest were not sure. The researcher concluded "that people who do and don?t believe in God come from the broad field of higher education".I strongly agree with you. I'm of the opinion that religion doesn't cause ignorance, hate, or bigotry, just that it's a popular excuse for people who are already ignorant bigots.