Quote Originally Posted by Baratheon View Post
This is true. I attended a talk recently, where the speaker explained his belief that Christianity was a recipe for survival e.g. collective support, as it's people fared relatively well it grew and became the dominant religion.
Christianity has been useful in that it has helped men to survive. The problem is that all religions are literally false in the scientific sense and that religion has to be literally be believed to be useful but that is impossible when men know that it is literally false. No matter how hard I try I can't mentally force myself to believe in religious horse shit. The trick is to learn what was useful about religion and then to apply it to new institutions.

There are not a significant amount Arab atheists because they have an average IQ level of dogshit :

A meta-analysis of 63 studies showed a significant negative association between intelligence and religiosity. The association was stronger for college students and the general population than for participants younger than college age; it was also stronger for religious beliefs than religious behavior. For college students and the general population, means of weighted and unweighted correlations between intelligence and the strength of religious beliefs ranged from −.20 to −.25 (mean r = −.24). Three possible interpretations were discussed. First, intelligent people are less likely to conform and, thus, are more likely to resist religious dogma. Second, intelligent people tend to adopt an analytic (as opposed to intuitive) thinking style, which has been shown to undermine religious beliefs. Third, several functions of religiosity, including compensatory control, self-regulation, self-enhancement, and secure attachment, are also conferred by intelligence. Intelligent people may therefore have less need for religious beliefs and practices.