Originally Posted by ShermanTank
Of belief. I don't consider you a Christian from what I've read and you're only a theist in what I think is the weakest sense. Similar to old bunny. What I meant was you could play a good atheist given a gimmick. I think the strictly Christian side here probably loses this game to the atheists. But theists versus atheists then maybe they have a chance.
On that site the Christians won, which was interesting. They were able to fool atheists into thinking they were the opposite, and were able to be picked by other Christians more often. I found it interesting because I thought for sure the Christians wouldn't be able to do this.
First, telling me what I am is a little insulting. I am not going to argue about what I am because I do not acknowledge that you have any right to pass judgement on my faith. I may be rude occasionally on this site, but I have never presumed to tell people what they believe.
On the second point, I think the "pseudo Turing test" result is likely to always be random. The bulk of the arguments for or against theism are really not that profound. Also, even granting the existence of an IQ advantage for atheists on the whole, the difference is just a few points, only a fraction of a standard deviation. In any given interaction, a poor quality argument could be coming from a bright person or a dim person of either camp and there would be no way to distinguish.
Look at Evilsteve on this thread. He is completely botching the utility of Occam's Razor and he has always been on the atheist side of the argument. How would you know this was not a theist screwing up an atheist argument?