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Yes, that's true. But I have noticed that atheists tend to be more skeptical of claims and ask for evidence before believing them. I'm not saying all atheists do this, and I'm not saying no Christians do this. It's just a general rule of thumb I've seen.
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I mean asking for evidence is customary, anybody can do it, I've seen the stupidest people I know ask for evidence when faced with a questionable claim. Most religious people I know can separate, faith from provable facts.

EX- I had a muslim friend in my AP Geo class tell me this, "I love my religion and community, but I know that faith doesn't use or require any use of science"

Not only this, but the Vatican goes out with official personnel to go out and confirm miracles and they also filter out questionable bible stories. (Subjectively, to me they are all questionable, but whatever.)
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Shocker...
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I thought it did!
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Actually, many studies have shown that groups with higher intelligence or more education have significantly more atheists.
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Data also shows that Asians have the greatest quality of life in America and are most prosperous.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/01/racial-gender-wage-gaps-persist-in-u-s-despite-some-progress/ (Political agendas aside, the data says that the Asian race is more prosperous, according to your logic that correlates with intelligence, so Asians are most intelligent, I guess according to you.)

Does that mean that Asians are the most superior or the most intelligent? No.
Your beliefs don't make you special or intelligent. I don't like religion, but pseudo-intellectuals have poisoned the atheist community to the point where I don't want to associate with it either.

Also, cite the study.
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http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/26/liberals.atheists.sex.intelligence/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Sure, it's CNN, but at least it's not Fox, MSNBC, or, god/goddess/imaginary god forbid, Natural News...
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Oh, and also, I was just playing the devil's advocate. Even if the article is accurate (it might not be) and not exaggerated (this is CNN we're talking about), the difference isn't that much, there are most definitely outliers, and we should treat our fellow human beings with respect (most of the time), even if they believe some really crazy sh*t.
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No, being an atheist shows that a thought process is used to weigh facts on both sides of the issue and come to a conclusion. It's similar to how some people, even unknowingly, choose a religion.

This Sunday, check out the attendance at your church. Do this every Sunday. Also, check the attendance for the evening services on Sunday and Wednesday. (the most common evening services for churches) Except for small churches, you'll discover that the evening services are lightly attended: less than half of the Sunday morning services. These are the people that have weighed the evidence of their faith and determined that the church required their support more than just Sunday morning. What of the members that don't attend evening services, but show up every Sunday morning? Some MAY attend services elsewhere in the evening, but that is rare, requires analytical thought, and compares how others interpret and preach the gospel. Keep records. I'm certain your church does, so use them. Now, compare the Holiday crowd. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter services have long been the butt of the "Where's the church that we go to" jokes for years, but it's true. A church with an average attendance of 200 parishioners a week will find those numbers swell to 3-500 attendees. Those attendees rarely think and make the conscience decision to go to church. They may just be going because that's where they send their kids on Sunday morning so that they don't have to deal with them, but attend solely to keep up appearances for their kids. The kids are too young to question it, usually, and eventually leave the church.

The key difference between an atheist and a true believer, though, is which facts they accept as true.
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I don't go to church I'm agnostic. And I don't support the mix of faith and facts of the church. But I'm speaking against aggressive superiority complex atheists.
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That's cool. I've seen that, too. Again, on both sides. It bothers my siblings when they start a sentence with, "according to the Bible..." and I cut them off with, "Wrong argument. I don't believe the Bible is the word of God." It's taken me years to get people to understand that is the wrong tact to go with: Try another. They rarely have another tact.
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If you don't think like that, then this doesn't apply to you. Because as an agnostic I don't appreciate when edge-lords crap on and disrespect my community, I wanted to set the record straight.

P.S You probably shouldn't make assumptions as to what a person believes, you could have avoided this whole entire paragraph if you "weighed the facts" and realized that I am a part of your community.
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The bible doesn't PROMOTE slavery and **pe, but it does mention it happening
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It mentions how God ALLOWS slavery and **pe to happen. Which is still wrong because God is supposed to be all-righteous.
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Congratulations, you are maybe the third person who just assumed I was religious, where in this meme do I claim the bible is holy? Me attacking a certain sect of atheism, does not mean I support the bible. The reasoning of the enemy of my enemy is my friend is a logical fallacy, don't jump to conclusions. I assume this meme is targeted at me, since I made the post. I'm not the pope, I can't and won't speak for the beliefs of thousands that I do not hold.
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Okay
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Downvoting for confusing materialism and atheism
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It happens, I didn't confuse anything, I've seen it happen in my school. I simply hate the people who join the atheist/agnostic community (of which I am a part of) as a supposed badge of intelligence, or to just be edgy and piss people off
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