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

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.

*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.”


3 comments on “Your Tuition Dollars at Work: Ohio State Teaches Atheists are Smarter than Christians

  1. “To earn a college degree by parroting stereotypes seems like tuition-payers are getting a lot less than their money’s worth.”

    One thing that has struck me, of recent, is how poorly educated many college graduates seem to be. They may have detailed knowledge of the arcana of their major, but their overall comprehension can still be quite poor.

    It used to be that a college educated person was likely to have broad general knowledge, be well read and capable of speaking intelligently on a broad range of subjects. Nowadays this no longer seems to be the case. I spoken with more than one college graduate and found their vocabulary to be limited and their overall comprehension of life to be roughly what I would expect of someone in middle school.

    Such persons are ripe to accept, without question, whatever they are told by persons claiming authority. They are perfect and willing subjects for an anti-Christian social order which seeks to rob them of all personal dignity and freedom.

    1. Not at all. I’ve seen somewhat tamer examples among business contacts. In many cases, they are pleasant, well-meaning people whom are victims of an educational system that has failed them miserably. They have been sold meaningless and worthless courses which have made a mockery of the degree system. Whenever they find themselves adrift, they contemplate their vaunted Master’s Degree and reassure themselves thereby.

      One example comes to mind of a fellow with a degree in an overcrowded and somewhat obsolete field. He knows that his education is worthless in the job market, but still derives much of his identity and his ego from his degree.

      Ultimately, they college degree has come to mean something entirely different from its meaning one or two generations ago. The degree has been robbed of meaning now that almost every job applicant seems to have one. Instead, I see experience as being the truly impressive credential.

      P.S. Part of my job involves hiring techs, and I can assure you, all the sheepskin in the world does not impress me unless there is experience to go with it.

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