COLUMBUS, Ohio – Students in an Ohio State University psychology class are being taught that atheists have higher IQs than Christians, according to a report from a college watchdog organization.
Campus Reform notes that a question from a recent online psychology quiz from the university implied that religious beliefs were directly related to IQ levels.
“Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125,” the quiz stated. “Which of the following statements would you expect to be true?”
Students were then asked to select an answer from the following four options:
- Aine is an atheist, while 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.
According to the school, the correct answer is option #1.
The quiz question was purportedly part of an online homework set for Ohio State’s Psychology 1100 course. Psychology 1100, according to Campus Reform, is a general education requirement, which means many students from a variety of disciplines take the class each year.
The anonymous student who first told Campus Reform about the quiz said that the question was unsurprising, considering the anti-Christian bias prevalent in many public universities.
“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 said. “But how can you really measure which religion has a higher IQ?”
“Colleges will tolerate pretty much any religion other than Christianity,” he added. “If colleges really want to give everyone a fair shot, they should stay away from making comments about any religion.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Mike Adams, a Christian professor at the University of North Carolina, told the outlet that “every group is protected from offensive speech on campus except for conservative Christians.”
“When science arose, it arose in the West and it did so in Christian nations,” he explained. “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 also decried the “anti-Christian … institutional bigotry” evident in many schools.
After Campus Reform broke the news of the online psychology quiz, many took issue with the school’s claim that atheists are more intelligent than Christians, while others quoted Bible verses that link faith in God to true wisdom.
“God says, ‘A fool has said in his heart that there is no God,’” one commenter noted. “Also, ‘The fear (reverence) of God is the beginning of wisdom.’”
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