At Ohio State, Test Alleges That Atheists Are Smarter Than Christians

Undergraduate students at Ohio State University should know that atheists are smarter than Christians.At least, that's the viewpoint reflected on a for-credit homework quiz in a Psychology 1100 course.  The assignment included the following question: Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.  Which of the following statements would you expect to be true?Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian. Aine earns less money than Theo. Theo is more liberal than Aine. Theo is an … [Read more...]

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The Tebow Phenomenon: Two Kinds of Prejudice

I know—I’m coming really late to the dance. In the last several months, everyone and his brother has jumped into the fray to beat up on Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback Tim Tebow.Actually, though, what I want to do is something quite different:  I want to use this winsome young man as a foil, merely to talk about PREJUDICE.I have in mind two kinds of prejudice:Prejudice Against Faith.  The prejudice against Tim Tebow and, by extension, against all people of faith.  The prejudice … [Read more...]

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Flailing Fists of Fiery Faith: Angry Words at Dearborn’s Arab Festival

“And they’ll know you are Christians by your love, by your love….” Easy to sing.  Not so easy to remember, when you’re facing off with someone from the Other Side.  Y’know what I mean?Dearborn, Michigan has the distinction of having the highest population of Muslims per capita of any city in the United States.  Approximately 30% of Dearborn residents are Arab-American.So it’s no surprise, then, that Dearborn would host the annual Arab International Festival, the largest outdoor gathering … [Read more...]

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