Your Tuition Dollars at Work: Ohio State Teaches Atheists are Smarter than Christians

Barb Wire

From a for-credit quiz administered by the Psychology Dept. at Ohio State University:

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 and Theo is a Christian.

*Aine earns less money than Theo.

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*Theo is more liberal than Aine.

*Theo is an atheist, while Aine is a Christian.

The correct answer, of course, is No. 1, because everybody knows atheists are really, really smart while Christians are just plain dumb. But don’t miss the political slur delivered by No. 3, which implies that people who aren’t liberals have inferior IQs.

The quiz was probably prepared by psychology grad students, according to a confidential source.

The whole thing would be too silly to comment on, except for one thing. Ohio State is a publicly funded university, which means that most of its money comes from taxes paid by Christians. I’d say they deserve a refund.

Funny, isn’t it? All the great universities of the Western world were founded by Christians. In fact, the university was invented by Christians. While you contemplate that, let’s play all the great, soul-stirring music composed by atheists.

I have learned that it’s a waste of time, arguing with atheists. There are some smart ones, and some incredibly stupid ones. We Christians could say the same about ourselves. To earn a college degree by parroting stereotypes seems like tuition-payers are getting a lot less than their money’s worth. Besides which, anyone can play that game. Like so:

Joe has an IQ of 125 and Moe has an IQ of 100. Which of these statements would you expect to be true?

*Joe works for a living and creates wealth, while Moe is a university professor.

*Joe is politically conservative, while Moe is still waiting for Obama to lower the sea levels.

*Joe is married with three children, while Moe lives with his mom, smokes a lot of dope, and has sex with his students.

And the correct answer is, “All of the above.”

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Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on

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