Atheists are smarter than the religious?

Religion is not about intelligence, and it's not actually about "belief". Religion is more like an optical illusion; your brain tells you something is true when it's actually not.

"Respect" Religion?

Do you demand respect without giving it?

Literally, what does it mean to "respect" religion? Sadly, the word respect has multiple meanings: to admire or, to show consideration or, to avoid harming. Now, certainly no atheist "admires" religion, just as Jews don’t "admire" the Hindu faith. But when it comes to religion, it seems fair to define “respect” as showing consideration or avoiding hurting others. Isn't that exactly what atheists themselves want and expect from religious people?

The End of Pascal's Wager

Vishnu, the blue Hindu deity with multiple arms, can destroy Pascal's Wager easily. The Wager is a delicate little logical toy, and it breaks easily.

In a nutshell, Pascal said belief has only a finite penalty if God does not exist, but disbelief yields an infinite penalty if God does exist. Therefore, believe in God. If that seems logical to you, read the following out loud:

"Belief has only a finite penalty if Vishnu does not exist, but disbelief yields an infinite penalty if Vishnu does exist. Therefore, believe in Vishnu."

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