Originally Posted by Hulk
You've hit the nail on the head especially so with that statement-- and if you'll allow me to quote one Christian writer on the ten reasons people accept the theory of evolution as a fact:
As one who writes and lectures often on the topics of creation and evolution, I frequently am asked the question: “Why do people believe in evolution?” Often the question is phrased in what are intended to be complimentary terms: “Why is it that so many obviously intelligent
people believe in evolution?”
To suggest that many people today accept evolution as true merely because they have been taught to believe it does not tell the whole story, however. Intellectual pride enters into the picture as well. Who among us does not want to present at least the appearance of being smart and well educated? Over the last century, we have been led to believe that if we wish to be considered intelligent, then we should believe in evolution, because intelligent people all over the world believe in evolution. As Henry Morris well stated the issue: “[T]he main reason most educated people believe in evolution is simply because they have been told that most educated people believe in evolution!” (Morris, 1963, p. 26).
Consider the hypothetical example of two college students discussing their professors and courses. One of the students, Joe, asks his friend, Mark, the following question: “Hey, Mark, do you believe in evolution? My professor says all smart folks do.” Honestly, what is Mark supposed to say? If he says, “No, Joe, I don’t believe in evolution,” by definition he has admitted to being outside the sphere of all the “smart folks.” On the other hand, if he says, “Yes, Joe, I do believe in evolution,” he may be admitting to a belief based not on an examination of the evidence, but on the idea that he does not wish to be viewed by his peers as anything but “smart.” Undoubtedly, many people today fall into this category. They do not accept evolution because they have seen evidence that establishes it as true. Rather, they believe it because doing so places them in the same category as others who are considered to be well educated and intelligent.
and you can see it reverberating all throughout this forum from our atheist members:
(see also my reply to him)
and you see it outside this forum with such so-called studies that render 'intelligent people atheists'
who runs these studies and what kind of control or population or statical power they confer is of course in the realm of the unknown.. it is merely enough to put out that atheists are 0.06% smarter than the religious and who doesn't want that 0.06% especially when phrased with such authority?
Truth is atheism like any other man made ideology is a great tool of Satan:
So long as you keep a certain percent of the population fooled with whatever, atheism, materialism which aren't necessarily exclusive, erroneous religious beliefs with which Gods are men or idols or magical to blind the masses, then he has accomplished the task which he had millenniums perfecting and with this new dawn he has convinced the 'logicians' that he doesn't exist all together.
Sahih International 7:17 to top
[Satan] said, "Because You have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for them on Your straight path.
Then I will come to them from before them and from behind them and on their right and on their left, and You will not find most of them grateful [to You]."