You do come off as arrogant, whether you mean to or not. Especially when you started talking about a correlation between intelligence and atheism. No one asked and it didn't relate to anything that was being discussed. You just threw it in there to make it seem as though you were somehow superior for being atheist.
Actually, if you read my post, you'll see I mentioned it because another atheist/agnostic poster had reservations admitting to being a non-believer. I was simply assuring him/her that in academia you are more likely to encounter fellow atheists because atheism correlates positively with education and higher IQ. Please note I said correlates, not causes.
I don't see how stating demonstrable facts makes me sound superior. I never said *I* have a higher IQ or am better educated than a religious person. I think you totally missed the point of my comment, which was to say that being atheist is not as stigmatized in academia. Entire books have been written on why atheists tend to be persons of higher IQ/better educated, but here's an example of one study:
In 2008, intelligence researcher Helmuth Nyborg's results, published in the scientific journal Intelligence demonstrated that on average, Atheists scored 1.95 IQ points higher than Agnostics, 3.82 points higher than Liberal persuasions, and 5.89 IQ points higher than Dogmatic persuasions."I'm not saying that believing in God makes you dumber. My hypothesis is that people with a low intelligence are more easily drawn toward religions, which give answers that are certain, while people with a high intelligence are more skeptical," says the professor.