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Are Atheists Smarter or Simply More Self-Reliant and Self-Indulgent? (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast S7E09)

Are Atheists Smarter or Simply More Self-Reliant and Self-Indulgent
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A national poll reveals that non-believers have higher IQ’s than believers. Does this mean they deny the existence of God based on their superior intellectual skills, or are they simply more self-reliant and self-indulgent? What are the real reasons intelligent people sometimes reject the claims of Christianity or the existence of God? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.

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J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. He holds a BA in Design (from CSULB), an MA in Architecture (from UCLA), and an MA in Theological Studies (from Gateway Seminary).

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  1. Todd Norris

    May 3, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Atheists think they are smarter and self-reliant because by and large they are left leaners, and that’s how the left view themselves (intellectually superior). They are also more self-indulgent by necessity because their politics demand it. In their minds there is no higher call. Since God and the Bible conflict with their politics, they have no choice but to reject them, constantly and loudly because they, and the conservative right, get in the way of their me-first agenda.

    In other words, atheism today is as much a political stance as it is a religious one.

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