"Then we need to press them with the question: if your god can't or won't perform, then how can we tell if your god is the real god if every other religion can hide behind the same "god doesn't need to perform"…"
"It's an inability to rise above the cloud of fear. He can't think straight without the cushion of religion. It's his drug, just like any other drug. People are drug addicts because their emotional compromise."
"So the solution might be very complex indeed, because how are you going to tell these people who are emotionally compromised that they need help? Have you seen muslims cutting themselves with machetes in the head to prove their loyalty to…"
"Yes, that goes with what I stated, it's an (ego) emotional issue. It clouds their minds and they can't think straight. That extra 5 points of IQ might be what allows atheist to jump over that type of block-aids in most cases.
"I think that what allows many religious people to attain PhDs, is a combination of good memory and a specific skill.
There are some that have good memory and good skills in a particular area like mathematics, i.e. there are autistic kids that have…"