View Poll Results: Which is more "intelligent"? Atheism, Agnosticism or Theism?

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    Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    Which is the most "intelligent" philosophy?

    Intelligent means "based in a reasonable application of one's knowledge and understanding of reality".

    I ask this because I've been in and seen conversations with atheists and theists who treat their opposites as completely stupid. I genuinely want to know which one of the three people think is more intelligent and why. Other arguments are encouraged as well.

    I personally think they're all equally intelligent.

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    Re: Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    I voted other. I believe theism is the most intelligent. However, not all theistic philosophies are equal and many are very unintelligent in my opinion.
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    Re: Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    I voted agnosticism.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    Agnosticism, because the only thing we can absolutely be certain of when it comes to whether there is a God or multiple Gods or not is that we just don't know.
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    Re: Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    None of them are really an indicator of intelligence.
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    Re: Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    Atheism is, by far, the most rational.
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    Re: Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I voted other. I believe theism is the most intelligent. However, not all theistic philosophies are equal and many are very unintelligent in my opinion.
    What do you think separates intelligent theistic philosophies from unintelligent ones?

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    Re: Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    Quote Originally Posted by NGNM85 View Post
    Atheism is, by far, the most rational.
    But which is most intelligent using the definition I used? Can you explain your position any further?

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    Re: Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    None of them are really an indicator of intelligence.
    Will you explain your position more? Why do believe that intelligence does not factor into the conclusion one comes to about the existence or non-existence of God/gods/etc.?

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    Re: Atheism, Agnosticism and Theism

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    What do you think separates intelligent theistic philosophies from unintelligent ones?
    If it's based on human nature or the nature of God. I believe that someone can hold the most intelligent belief in my opinion, yet still be unintelligent in other areas. Metaphysical beliefs aren't the sole determiner of intelligence.
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