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Debate Score:38
Arguments:36
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Who's smarter, conservative atheists or liberal atheists?

conservatives

Side Score: 24
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libs

Side Score: 14
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I think that conservative atheists are smarter because we base our ideas off of facts and statistics while liberals tend to base theirs off of feelings.

Side: conservatives
1 point

we base our ideas off of facts and statistics

Like Saddam having weapons of mass destruction? Like Saddam being part of al Qaeda? Like Osama bin Laden being the 9/11 mastermind?

Conservative ideas tend to be based on lies and deception, not facts.

Side: libs
Amarel(4987) Disputed
0 points

The US uncovered roughly 5000 chemical warheads in Iraq, no one claimed Saddam was Al Qaeda,and Bin Laden was responsible for 9/11 as well as the US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Going to War in Iraq and Afghanistan had bi-partisan support.

Side: conservatives
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Cuaroc(8826) Clarified
1 point

Conservatives are smarter in any group of people on the planet.

Further proof you're not a conservative then

Liberals are anti God

And is the scenario presented in this debate so are conservatives

Side: conservatives
1 point

Conservatives are smarter in any group of people on the planet.

The irony of you backward, 17th century nincompoops is just spectacular. You don't even understand the basics of your own language. Here you are claiming to be smarter than everyone else and you can't even construct a coherent sentence.

Side: libs
ghostheadX(1104) Clarified
1 point

FromWithin,

Two questions:

1. What is your age?

2. Have you ever seen a psychiatrist?

3. Have you ever been diagnosed with anything?

Side: conservatives
FromWithin(8222) Disputed
1 point

Typical Liberal. When you know you have no ground to stand on, you simply insult the other side.

The intelligence meter comes down to one simple logical point.

Is it intelligent to constantly unconditionally reward the most irresponsible segments of our population, while constantly punishing the most responsible hard working segments of our society. That is a recipe for bankrupcy.

We are watching the results of no fault socialistic ideology before our very eyes.

Twenty trillion in debt. Record numbers of people living off food stamps even while our economy is doing ok. Record numbers of broken homes with abandoned children.

We all know who is the smarter of the two sides.

Side: libs
-2 points

Studies have been conducted on this. Right wing views in adulthood can be associated directly with low intelligence during childhood. See:-

Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says study

Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced

Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'

Analysis of more than 15,000 people

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2095549/Right-wingers-intelligent-left-wingers-says-controversial-study--conservative-politics-lead-people-racist.html

Side: libs
AlofRI(2836) Clarified
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Let's not forget that their base is largely white, non-college, Evangelicals that love to be lied to.

Liberals include the scientific YUGE majority that realize we need clean air and water to live, that we are going to feel climate change more every year, that, we would be smart to do what we can to save the planet .. NOW!

Additionally, WE ALL KNEW that Puerto Rico was an island in a big ocean BEFORE yesterday!

Side: conservatives
1 point

The worst hurricanes on record are pre industrial revolution. Google it.

Side: conservatives
1 point

Let's not forget that their base is largely white, non-college, Evangelicals that love to be lied to.

So if the left is well off and educated, how are they being oppressed by a bunch of poor, uneducated hillbillies, and why isn't the right begging for more social programs? I mean a bunch of poor, uneducated jerk offs surely would delight in more welfare and more entitlements... Or were you excluding all of the uneducated minorities from the "real left"? And if this be true, doesn't that make the "1%" that the left bitches about like drama queens on steroids simply your own tribe?

I know Al. I killed your buzz.

Side: conservatives
Chinaman(1712) Disputed
0 points

Let's not forget that illegal immigrants that cross the border from Mexico are Catholics largely non-white and non-college. Illegal immigration can save the world from the wrath of climate change and save the plant now.

Side: conservatives
1 point

Belief in god's existence is a conservative view. It's the status quo norm, it's tradition, and the religious imply a rejection of that belief is a rejection of the conservative values which go with the religion.

Lack of belief in god's existence is then, at it's elemental level, a liberal view. It's being unimpressed by the norm, the tradition, the mandates of the past. It's being open to other realities besides the parameters defined by a religion.

For an atheist to be conservative it would mean they rejected one particular dominant conservative view (religion) but then embraced most of the other conservative views. It is essentially cherry picking your conservatism. Which isn't very smart.

Side: libs
Amarel(4987) Disputed
1 point

Cherry picking your political position is indicative of a more thoughtful and nuanced worldview than simply adopting all the views of "your side".

Side: conservatives
1 point

Touche ..................................................................................

Side: conservatives
FromWithin(8222) Disputed
1 point

To equate religion and Conservatism as one in the same throws out all the non belieiving Conservatives. You waste our time as always.

Just because many Conservatives have the inteligence to understand the wonderful common sense wisdom of Christianity, does not mean they are Christians.

Decades ago, many Atheists understood the importance of the moral values derived from our Christian heritage. Then came insecure Progressives who hate any mention of morals or responsibility for one's choices in life.

God was a downer to their no fault anything goes promiscuos lifestyles. They hated having anyone shining a light on their irresponsibility and harm to our society.

Side: conservatives
FromWithin(8222) Disputed
1 point

You say...... "Lack of belief in god's existence is then, at it's elemental level, a liberal view. It's being unimpressed by the norm, the tradition, the mandates of the past. It's being open to other realities besides the parameters defined by a religion."

You should have simply stated what you logic boils down to. When you are open to other realities, such as killing our viable special need's babies simply for being diverse and supposedly not as quote "intelligent" as arrogant Liberals beieve of themselves, then anything goes.

It's the no fault anything goes culture that Liberalism has ushered in. That is not inteligence, it is anarchy led by complete morons!

Side: conservatives
1 point

It's being open to other realities besides the parameters defined by a religion

And yet it acts in and of itself like a religion and demonizes anyone that doesn't agree with their beliefs...like a religion. I'd say liberalism became the "norm". It sure isn't conservatives flocking like roaches all over academia, the mainstream media, Hollywood, and even ESPN... are those conservatives taking knees at the National Anthem? Probably not.

Side: conservatives

Considering the vast majority of academics and scientists are atheists and liberal....yeah.

Side: libs