Religious or Superstitious Fundamentalists Are The Least Intelligent Humans On Earth.

In the current era: Intelligence Quotient or IQ is no longer considered as a measure of Intelligence.

Why?

IQ is hereditary and an Indoctrinated high IQ individual religious devotee, can be just as hooked and Irrational as any normal to low IQ devotee.

The difference is that high IQ devotees can be more clever in creating their Apologies (Porkies) for their belief system.  Thomas Aquinas is an excellent example here, very high IQ, very indoctrinated into belief in Catholic Porkies.  He created some quite cleverly obfuscated Porkies.

Where Aquinas failed was on the Rationality front, his apologies were very clever, but when looked at from a logical/rational basis, they were highly Irrational.  Thus Aquinas had a very low Rational Quotient (RQ).

Thus Aquinas may have had a high IQ, but he really wasn't that Intelligent, because his ability to think Rationally had been compromised by his delusional world-view.  So he was of only average Intelligence, in spite of his high IQ.

On the other hand we have Islamic Fundamentalist leaders that only have an average or even below average IQ, like Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, whose inhuman policies, actions and comments comments and hatred of Salman Rushdie over a simple novel, made Iran appear to be a country full of fundamentalist crackpots and himself a Narcissistic Megalomaniac idiot. 

Yes, he may have had a reasonable IQ, but it was completely obliterated by his extreme Fundamentalism.

Meaning that he really was not as Intelligent as your average secular or non-committal janitor, which may have even been a better choice for leading Iran.

But, religious Fundamentalists are attracted to extreme religious Fundamentalists, as they are all seek more low RQ, or Irrational spiritual goals.  So it doesn't pay to be rational, because rationality to a Fundamentalist is ugly and the enemy.

Rational or scientific fundamentalists are actually the other side of the extreme, many of them have an extremely high rationality which drives them to seeking the extremes in scientific concepts and knowledge. Which is different to crackpot science fundamentalism like Michael Behe and Rupert Sheldrake with their stupid "Irreducible Complexity" and "Morphonic Resonance" concepts, which really are not rational.  Such junk science fundamentalists are really no better than Religious Fundamentalists, because their pseudo-science is based on Superstition, just like religion so they are really Superstition Fundamentalists, like Sam Parnia with his "Near Death Experiences" Fundamentalism, that is equally as ridiculous as the other two's misconceptions of reality.

Hopefully the world will wake up and find some form of Rationality testing to ensure that Religious Fundamentalist crackpots (Low or No Rationality), never make leadership again.

Because even in industry, they have found that people with a low Rationality (RQ level) have a tendency to not think problems through rationally and jump to stupid irrational decisions or concepts.

Thus low RQ individuals tend to make more and bigger errors, just like the many that Khomeini made.

This is why industries are devising RQ testing to ensure only the most intelligent, less error prone workers are chosen.  Those that fail, can go back to school and improve their RQ.

Unlike IQ, RQ is not inherited, it is improved through good education practices.

Improving the education for all children, will raise the average RQ of a nation.

There is absolutely no reason to allow Irrational people into Leadership.

People with deeply held Irrational concepts like Mitt Romney, are signs of an Irrational (Low RQ) individual, US is very lucky it didn't put such a person into the highest office.

All leaders should be tested for Rationality, if they are not at least 90% rational, they have no business leading a nation.

If a nation can increase the average Rationality (RQ) of it's citizens, we may eventually be able to wipe out Extreme Religious/Superstitious Fundamentalism, or at least confine them to the Lunatic Asylums where they surely belong. 

They certainly don't belong in Politics or controlling a Nation.

History has proven how seriously bad it is for a nation to have such leaders.

Citizens rights suffer, citizens are divided, poverty and oppression escalates, Irrational conflicts and wars are initiated.  The nation becomes as Irrational as it's leadership.

Because Superstitious Fundamentalism Destroys Intelligence!

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Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on October 21, 2013 at 7:36am

Here's Bill Maher, giving his account of what makes Religious Fundamentalists the Irrational and Mental people on the Planet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POhryDr0Q4g

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on September 27, 2013 at 7:50am

LOL Spud, nice dig @ yr Ex.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 25, 2013 at 11:44am

Glen, I like your statement that "perhaps we should think of the theist/mechanic as being in possession of an aptitude, not of being intelligent."  I've always been adverse to calling someone intelligent, if they act intelligent in some ways, but stupid in others (like my ex-wife).

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 25, 2013 at 10:53am

Nice formula God.  

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on September 25, 2013 at 9:39am

Yes: Dennis, it's trauma that is the likely cause, I also know of some seemingly once extremely intelligent men who are now low RQ preachers.
The Rational structures in their brain have been outranked by the emotional (Irrational) brain functions. In both cases I know, it was severe emotional trauma that made Rationality take a back seat, permanently. One lost his daughter in an accident and blamed himself for it and for some reason he suddenly thought that devoting himself to God would somehow alleviate the damage or allow him to see his daughter again. Then he just plummeted overboard. The other had a Temporal Lobe trauma (Hallucination) that left him convinced that he received a message from God and has been working for God ever since. The old Temporal Lobe Epilepsy/Lesion will get those that don't understand how the brain functions every time.
I've devised a formula for combining IQ and RQ to give a reasonable assessment of Actual Intelligence: Intelligence = IQ - 2X(50-RQ%)
Thus for a person of average inherited complexity solving capability (IQ) say an IQ of 120, who is 100% Rational (RQ) then they would have an intelligence of 120 - 2X(50-100) or 220.
For a Religious Fundamentalist with a RQ of only 20% and an IQ of 120, they would have a resultant Actual Intelligence of 120 - 2X(50-20) or 60.
Nice: A highly Rational 120 IQ person will approach an intelligence of 220, while the religious fundamentalists Intelligence level can plummet to below 60.
Sounds pretty realistic to Moi! LOL

Comment by Glen Rosenberg on September 25, 2013 at 7:15am

Dennis, that gets back to what I mentioned, the interplay between intelligence and cognitive vision is not understood. My knee jerk reaction is ...what a moron. But it is not that simple, is it? Perhaps there is a deficiency in the super theists' brain which makes them susceptible to following and blind to the shortcomings of the leader. At one time there was likely a greater survival benefit in being a blind follower. 

Or perhaps we should think of the theist/mechanic as being in possession of an aptitude, not of being intelligent. Maybe intelligence is better perceived as the capacity to analyze and synthesize. 

Is it possible that the theist/mechanic would have been an atheist if the cult had not gotten to him at an early age? We need scientific inquiry into these questions. The survival of our species may depend upon it.

Comment by Michael Penn on September 25, 2013 at 7:00am

On a lower scale than most replies here, let me tell you about a fundamentalist that I work with. He really is a smart man in a sense of learning and doing things, but his belief system is all messed up. In earlier life he was a bar owner and also made beer at one time. It's my opinion that his wife has changed him, and over the years he became a fundamentalist preacher. These days he is a "retired" preacher but active in church and always there to tell you about god and Jebus.

He once told me a story in which he knew that god had healed him of his heart problems. He knew this because they wear praying and he felt a tearing pain in his heart area. Just a short time ago I found out he was sick and I heard that he was not taking his medicines. Better today, I can assume that he started taking his meds again.

What makes people do this and act like this? He's not stupid and could be a main mechanic at any factory or apartment complex. Yet, he insists on being special because god and Jebus did something special for him.

Just transfer this kind of thinking into our officials and politicians and it will scare you to death!

BTW, Casper healed me just last week.

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on September 23, 2013 at 6:02pm

As I have stated before:

We get a lot of mileage out off ridiculing the likes of fundamentalists such as, Ken Ham.

His work has so far to us been PRICELESS!

LOL!  :-D~

Though I think in his case, he possibly laughs at us ridiculing his stuff as well.

Because he is only in it for the money and our ridiculing him is still advertising.

It works well both ways.

definitely deserves another LOL, from us and likely a LOL from Ken.

Comment by Glen Rosenberg on September 23, 2013 at 5:55pm

Fundamentalists are the sincere practitioners of insanity.Fundamentalism is the most difficult level of adherence to break away from. Props to apostates indoctrinated in fundamentalism.

The problem with the argument in favor of eradicating only fundamentalism is that the moderates spawn offshoots, sects and a resurrection of fundamentalism. Faith means anything goes. There is no rational basis to critique a creed. Faith is the enemy. Faith is always the enemy. As long as it is a force in religion, politics and belief; mankind is a glorified chimp and ethics are compromised and empathy is not the driving force it ought to be.

Comment by Dyslexic's DOG on September 23, 2013 at 5:55pm

Yes Glen, I too was introduced to Aquinas's work while at Christian College and while Aquinas was trying to do a double apology, he tried to apologize the work of Aristotle to the church as well as trying to apologize the church's position and doctrines.  It really didn't work well.

He ended up creating nothing but Irrational obfuscations of both.

Our favorite term here for Christian or Theological Apologists is "Porky Producers"

Aquinas was the biggest Porky Producer of his time.

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