For fuck's sake?? MPD, do you always have to prove my point so easily. You're supposed to be a Christian, right? Then quit judging and throwin' down after life sentences, when it's not your job to do so. Not very Christian of you. It's not atheist's spewing their stuff, and Christians trying to get people to "see the light". It's differences of opinions and when we have multiple types of people living in one country, you'd hope the ones with a religion that preaches tolerance, would actually be tolerant. Your words show that you are "trying" to be tolerant, but in fact are not. Because you're just sayin, fine, be that way, you're just gonna burn in hell. Why is that up to you to determine.
And you prove my point about intelligence, you're making ME (somebody who lives in Seattle, WA), give you the research links... instead of just listening or doing the research yourself. You could have also done the math yourself. Thing of the damn companies that are here, and think of the companies opening offices here to tap in to the local work force.
Seattle is the smartest city based on education:
America's smartest cities - Aug. 31, 2006
However, I could be wrong about WA state... but I can't find 2008 statistics. However, if I am wrong, then it proves my point further. If you understand the make up of WA state, the west side, which is where Seattle is, is the less religious side of the state, and tends to vote democratic. The East side of the state is more religious. Seattle being considered the smartest city and very "non-religious still can't make up for the dumbasses on the other side of the state!!