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  1. Yes, such studies have been conducted. For example, the publication Personality and Social Psychology Review, investigated the relationship between religiosity and the mind. Using keywords such as IQ, intelligence, cognitive ability, religion, and spirituality, the authors looked at all the studies on this topic available in the American Association of Psychology database since the early 20th century.

    Research published over the past century suggests an inverse relationship between mental capacity and religiosity. Their authors believe that a strong mind takes over the functions that faith usually performs. But this applies specifically to religiosity. No matter how high a person's IQ (IQ level scale) is, they will not be able to prove the absence of a higher power in the universe, just as they will not be able to prove the opposite. Science is still far from solving such global universal problems. Therefore, what to believe and what not to believe, you need to decide for yourself.

  2. Well, how can I tell you? Did Averintsev have a high IQ? And Jung's? I don't think there's a direct correlation. It seems to me that people with high IQs, as a rule, do not accept dogmas too much, so they either do not profess a specific religion, or choose the most “free” version of their denomination.

  3. And what is g-d? Boo-ga-ga or what ?

    There is no pattern. Faith / lack of faith is based only on the desire of a person or not, and it does not depend on what kind of person is smart-stupid,good-evil,scientist-“dense”, even a schihophrenic ( without a mind) can believe in God.

  4. Sure. People with high IQs have a rationalizing mindset and rely more on themselves than on higher forces. It doesn't follow that believers are stupid, no. I'm a believer myself, and I don't lack brains. Smart believers are not uncommon, but there are fewer of them than the main mass of believers, because faith is not a habit for them, not zabubons, and even more so not external attributes.

  5. There is no pattern here: some people with high IQs deny the existence of God, and some confirm it, and there are no statistics or trends here.

    Let's also note first that the IQ test is socially constructed, i.e. it measures success in narrowly defined tasks and can work differently in different countries and cultures-and this is why the IQ indicator is not identical to a person's mind. You can get an arbitrarily high score and immediately commit arbitrarily stupid nonsense.

    Note also, secondly, that “g-d” is written only by Jews, who were forbidden to write the name Yahweh in ancient books (although some ignorant people from other religions and atheism have recently also begun to use this spelling). More progressive Christians and Muslims are not at all shy about the name of their God and always write it openly.

  6. There is a parable on this subject.

    One smart person said: “I used to think that all people are divided into believers and atheists, Christians and Muslims, rockers and rappers, torpedo and Dynamo, and so on. But now I think that first all people are divided into smart and others, and then the rest – into all these categories.”.

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  7. There is such a pattern.

    People with high IQ very often soar on the wings of their own exclusivity.

    They often think that they know and can do everything, and if they don't know something, they can easily read it from other people. And thus become omnipotent. The phenomenon of God.

    This is about the same psychological phenomenon as for boys in majors, who have received a lot of money and Power from their parents and have a feeling of unlimited power, “no one will do anything to me.”

    The French have dubbed this phenomenon “Nouveau riche”, and the Russians – “new Russian” in a crimson jacket.

    Some of this challenge will go out (to the next level) and some will get stuck.

  8. But it is written in b-iblii that he created us in his own image.

    Do you look like your parents?

    That's the simple answer. Why the hell is it necessary to complicate everything????

    Somehow it turns out like this:

    “There is nothing more difficult than to complicate your life”

  9. IQ is simply the speed with which a person finds solutions to the tasks set. But they may not always be 100% correct.
    It is foolish to deny the existence of God without making this word clear in the dictionary. The concept of the word God-creator, creator. Who among us is not the creator and not the creator?
    I can't deny myself. Because I know that I was, am, and will always be. I can create and destroy. I can communicate and want to communicate with you always! People don't make everything complicated – it doesn't lead to anything good!

  10. I do not presume to say what is the cause and what is the effect. Maybe narrow-minded people are so suggestible, or just a lack of understanding of the laws of the world leads them to faith. Or maybe once they're drugged, they get stupid. But this connection is definitely there, seen on many people.

  11. It seems to me that smart people don't refute the existence of g-d.

    Smart people are simply not interested in this question (the presence/absence of g-d) because of its insignificance. There are a huge number of much more pressing problems.

  12. I haven't seen such statistics, but I think there is a correlation that makes educated people believe in God less than others. I think this is quite natural. However, the causal relationship here is different.

    The fact is that education itself is currently based on an atheistic worldview. This means that along with education, we are vaccinated … let's just say it's skeptical (or even outright negative)attitude to faith. That is why the most ardent atheists are often popularizers of science. Enthusiastic people find it difficult to see the shortcomings of their method of cognition. And the scientific method, like any other, undoubtedly has its weaknesses.

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