Categories: Education

State-Funded University Teaches that Christians are Dumber than Atheists

Greg Campbell | July 26, 2014

While liberal zealots often prattle on about some sort of fictitious Constitutional provision that mandates a solid separation between Church and State, Christians in America remain under siege by a wave of militant secularism that seeks to destroy the free exercise of spiritual beliefs in America. 

This war against religion is both a political and a cultural war against the Judeo-Christian principles upon which our nation was founded and those who choose to practice a Christian faith.

With anti-Semitism being legitimized in our government’s weakening relationship with Israel, and the continued assault on the Christian faith here at home, it seems that only Muslims are relatively safe from religious persecution, thanks to a hyper-sensitive government more dedicated to maintaining an appearance of sensitivity than actually seeking to protection religious freedom.

Academia is, perhaps, the worst offender in this war against Christians. In a recent example, we see the blind hatred and zealotry that has,  sadly, become all-too-common in state-funded academic institutions.

Campus reform reports: 

An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points.

An online quiz from the school’s Psychology 1100 class, provided to Campus Reform via tip, asked students to pick which scenario they found most likely given that “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.”

The correct answer? “Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.”

According to a student in the class who wished to remain anonymous, the question was a part of an online homework quiz. Students were required to complete a certain amount of quizzes throughout the course but were encouraged to finish all of them in order to prep for the final exam.

“I understand that colleges have a liberal spin on things so it didn’t surprise me to see the question, which is a sad thing,” the student told Campus Reform in a phone interview. “But how can you really measure which religion has a higher IQ?”

Psychology 1100 is a general education requirement class which can primarily be taught by an undergraduate teacher’s assistant. 

While the student said the quizzes were based on the textbook used in class, an OSU employee in the psychology department who wished to remain nameless said quizzes are oftentimes created by the teacher’s assistant.

The employee added that the psychology department is “very open to talking with students” if they are worried about grading or a question on an exam.

OSU explicitly prohibits discrimination on campus against any individual based on “age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, or veteran status,” according to the university’s policy. 

“Colleges will tolerate pretty much any religion other than Christianity,” the OSU student said. “If colleges really want to give everyone a fair shot, they should stay away from making comments about any religion.” 

Dr. Mike Adams, an outspoken conservative Christian professor at the University of North Carolina, said “every group is protected from offensive speech on campus except for conservative Christians.”

Adams also added that applying this principle to other types of groups would be taboo on college campuses.

“So would it be permissible to force blacks to take a class teaching that blacks would have a lower IQ than white people?” he said in an interview with Campus Reform.

This isn’t the first time a researcher has used psychology to suggest those with more social conservative or even religious values have lower IQ scores. A 2011 study published in Psychological Science claimed that “lower general intelligence…in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology.”

“When science arose, it arose in the West and it did so in Christian nations. It did so because Christianity—with its assumptions about an orderly universe and its emphasis on obtaining knowledge as a cultural value—[was] necessary for science to develop and to flourish,” Adams said. “That anti-Christian bigots use science to attack Christianity is more than Pharisaic hypocrisy. It is deeply ingrained institutional bigotry.”

OSU declined to comment to Campus Reform for this story. 

Of course OSU would decline to comment on such an outrageous story.

This nation was founded on a principle of religious tolerance that has been greatly diminished. From the military’s militant secularism to forcing people to celebrate homosexuality against their wishes, this nation is engaged in a zero-sum game and a war that pits intolerant liberals against those wishing to live their lives in peace with their faiths.