You are the only Elissa I know. Or dont know to my detriment.
If you read that you probably also read the Mysterious Stranger which I thought was loads of fun.
As for Jonathan he consistently argues against the stereotypical construct of the mythical Jew and fails to respond to what you have actually said. In so doing he brands himself an anti-semite.
Seems like a balanced and reasonable response, Sassan K.
I think it is also true that rejection of religious indoctrination is an indication of intelligence. In fact the greater the orthodoxy and cultism of the indoctrination the greater the intelligence required for rejection of same.
That makes intuitive sense (at least to reason-based atheists). Do you know of any study to support it? That, too, might be considered a bit ground breaking, even after the one demonstrating the decreased intelligence of FoxNews viewers.
Hey Doc I bet most assume you are male in our stinking sexist civilization.
I have seen possibly two, at least one study supporting that proposition. There is a contributor/author on AN who writes about breaking with her super christian cult upbringing. Think she made some reference to such a study. May have also seen a study on sciencedaily.com.
Also of interest saw study-European jews have higher IQ than other europeans.
Atheists know more about religion than theists-no surprise.