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March 16, 2010

Evidence against Atheism


Vox Day
Against the New Atheism

Vox Day
Atheism Spreadsheet

With much thanks to Vox Day of WorldNetDaily, many of the false statements made by atheists can be summarily rejected as false.

Beginning with the fact that atheists think they are so much smarter than the rest of us "morons" who believe in an "imaginary man".

Actual data shows that a-theists are statistically normal.

    Misleading Quotes from Atheists

    “Given that we know that atheists are often among the most intelligent and scientifically literate people in any society, it seems important to deflate the myths that prevent them from playing a larger role in our national discourse.”

    - Sam Harris, 10 Myths - and 10 Truths - About Atheism

    “'the higher one's intelligence or education level, the less one is likely to be religious or hold "beliefs" of any kind.'”

    - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, p. 103 (quoting Paul Bell)

    "Why should fewer academics believe in God than the general population? I believe it is simply a matter of the IQ. Academics have higher IQs than the general population. Several Gallup poll studies of the general population have shown that those with higher IQs tend not to believe in God."

    - Richard Lynn, Times Higher Education Magazine

In the vein of atheists thinking they are smarter is the charts showing that scientific research papers in a country are generated at a higher rate when the rate of Christian believers are higher.

    Misleading Quotes from Atheists

    “The truth, however, is that the conflict between religion and science is unavoidable. The success of science often comes at the expense of religious dogma, the maintenance of religious dogma ALWAYS comes at the expense of science.”

    - Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation, page 63

    “The Party cannot be neutral toward Religion because Religion is something opposite to Science.”

    - Josef Stalin, TIME Magazine, Feb. 17, 1936

    “All attempts to reconcile faith with science and reason are consigned to failure and ridicule.”

    - Christopher Hitchens, god is Not Great, pages 64-65

    “In parts of the United States, science is under attack from a well-organized, politically well-connected and, above all, well-financed opposition.... Scientists could be forgiven for feeling threatened, because most research money comes ultimately from government, and elected representatives have to answer to the ignorant and prejudiced, as well as to the well-informed, among their constituents.”

    - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, page 66

The advancement of science only causes a-theists to argue that RELIGION HAS TO GO because science now makes it possible for "religions" to wipe mankind off the face of the Earth.

Vox Day points out that religion has been around for thousands of years and mankind has survived.

Perhaps the conclusion one could reach instead would say that SCIENCE HAS TO GO, in order to save mankind.

    Misleading Quotes from Atheists

    “Our technical advances in the art of war have finally rendered our religious differences—and hence our religious beliefs—antithetical to our survival.... There is no doubt that these developments mark the terminal phase of our credulity. Words like “God” and “Allah” must go the way of “Apollo” and “Baal,” or they will unmake our world.”

    -- Sam Harris's The End of Faith (pages 13-14)

Not that wars are caused by religions in the first place as a-theists say.

Note carefully that the newest religion in the world, Islam, is already the biggest offender.

    Misleading Quotes from Atheists

    “Religion raises the stakes of human conflict much higher than tribalism, racism, or politics ever can... Consequently, faith inspires violence in at least two ways. First, people often kill other human beings because they believe that the creator of the universe wants them to do it.”

    - Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation, page 80

    “I think that there are no forces on this planet more dangerous to us all than the fanaticisms of fundamentalism, of all the species: Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, as well as countless smaller infections.”

    - Daniel Dennett, author of Darwin's Dangerous Idea

    “[Religion] must seek to interfere with the lives of nonbelievers, or heretics, or adherents of other faiths. It may speak about the bliss of the next world, but it wants power in this one.... And it does not have the confidence in its own various preachings even to allow coexistence between different faiths.”

    - Christopher Hitchens, god is Not Great, page 17

Just as Christians do not cause violence in wars, nor do they commit violence at home.

In prison populations, Christians are under-represented only half of what one would expect; while atheists are over-represented in prison by twice.

    Misleading Quotes from Atheists

    “Religion is as much a living spring of violence today as it was at any time in the past.”

    - Sam Harris, The End of Faith, page 26

    “Religion kills.”

    - Christopher Hitchens, god is Not Great, page 15

    “It would be interesting to know whether there was any statistical tendency, however slight, for religious believers to loot and destroy less than unbelievers. My uninformed prediction would have been opposite. It is often cynically said that there are no atheists in foxholes. I'm inclined to suspect (with some evidence, although it may be simplistic to draw conclusions from it) that there are very few atheists in prisons.”

    - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, page 229

As you may well remember, there were far, far more red states (conservative) than blue states (liberal). But in red states are many crowded inner-city blue cities.

So if you cite the worst cities for crime, many may indeed be in red states -- proving nothing but implying the opposite of reality!

For instance, crime in New York City is exponentially higher in the inner-city, than in rural up-state New York out in the countryside.

A better statistic is to look at crimes by county, as many many cities take up their entire county

Done this way, the crime-laden cities are shown to be liberal by a rate of over 5 to 1.

    Misleading Quotes from Atheists

    “If there were a strong correlation between Christian conservatism and social health, we might expect to see some sign of it in red-state America. We don’t. Of the 25 cities with the lowest rates of violent crime, 62 percent are in “blue” [Democrat] states and 38 percent are in “red” [Republican] states. Of the twenty-five most dangerous cities, 76 percent are in red states, and 24 percent are in blue states.”

    -- Sam Harris in Letter to a Christian Nation (p. 44-45),
    -- Richard Dawkins quoted same in full in The God Delusion (p. 229):

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