Why Do So Many Smart People Believe in So Many Ridiculous Things?

We know intelligent people believe in God… but why? How do smart people end up accepting so many forms of irrational dogma?

DarkMatters2525 shows us how these bad ideas can propagate:

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That’s why I always have a lot of respect for people who manage to break through all of that nonsense. When everyone around you is convinced of the truth of religion, it takes a lot to admit to yourself that they all might be wrong. To say that out loud and actively fight against irrational dogma? It’s never easy.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.