For the fourth entry in my series on stupid atheist memes, I present:
Ugh. So much wrong with this. There are two possible ways to take this:
1. I’m too smart to be religious.
2. Not being religious makes me smarter than those who are religious.
Both are bullshit. Some of the dumbest people I know are atheists. Some of the smartest people I know are religious. And vice versa, of course. Some of the smartest people I know are atheists and some of the dumbest people I know are religious. Millions of people were once religious but are now atheists. Did they suddenly become smarter when they left religion for atheism? Lots of people were once atheists and are now religious. Did they suddenly become dumber when they became religious? Of course not.
This is just ego-stroking, simpleminded bullshit. And if you find it insulting for someone to say that, that’s just too fucking bad.