Intelligent People are “less likely to Believe in God”
says a Self-Proclaimed “intelligent” person!
Dumb and Getting Dumber!
“The Wisdom of Man is STUPIDITY with God”
1 Corinthians 3:19
By Lorraine Day, M.D.
Intelligent people are “less likely to believe in God,” says the author of a new study published in the academic journal Intelligence. According to the London Telegraph, June 12, 2008, Professor Richard Lynn, emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University in the UK, said many more members of the “intellectual elite” considered themselves atheists than the national average.
A survey of Royal Society fellows found that only 3.3 per cent believed in God at a time when 68.5 per cent of the general UK population described themselves as believers.
A separate poll in the 1990’s found only 7 per cent of members of the American National Academy of Sciences believed in God.
Professor Lynn said most primary school children believed in God, “but as they entered adolescence and their intelligence increased many started to have doubts.
He told Times Higher Education magazine: “Why should fewer academics believe in God than the general population? I believe it is simply a matter of the IQ. Academics have higher IQs than the general population. Several Gallup poll studies of the general population have shown that those with higher IQs tend not to believe in God.”
Religious belief has declined across 137 developed nations in the 20th century at the same time as people “became more intelligent,” according to Professor Lynn.
This Hypothesis Must Be Tested
First: What constitutes Intelligence?
Some say intelligence is the ability to respond to problems, both expected and unexpected, by determining the most effective behavior to resolve the situation positively.
Others say it is a term usually referring to a general mental capability to reason, solve problems, think abstractly, learn and understand new material, and profit from past experience. Intelligence can be measured by many different kinds of tasks. Likewise, this ability is expressed in many aspects of a person’s life. Intelligence draws on a variety of mental processes, including memory, learning, perception, decision-making, thinking, and reasoning.
Most people have an intuitive notion of what intelligence is, and many words in the English language distinguish between different levels of intellectual skill: bright, dull, smart, stupid, clever, slow, and so on. Yet no universally accepted definition of intelligence exists, and people continue to debate what, exactly, it is. Fundamental questions remain: Is intelligence one general ability or several independent systems of abilities? Is intelligence a property of the brain, a characteristic of behavior, or a set of knowledge and skills?
The simplest definition proposed is that intelligence is whatever intelligence tests measure. But this definition does not characterize the ability well, and it has several problems. First, it is circular: The tests are assumed to verify the existence of intelligence, which in turn is measurable by the tests. Second, many different intelligence tests exist, and they do not all measure the same thing. In fact, the makers of the first intelligence tests did not begin with a precise idea of what they wanted to measure. Finally, the definition says very little about the specific nature of intelligence.
Whenever scientists are asked to define intelligence in terms of what causes it or what it actually is, almost every scientist comes up with a different definition. For example, in 1921 an academic journal asked 14 prominent psychologists and educators to define intelligence. The journal received 14 different definitions, although many experts emphasized the ability to learn from experience and the ability to adapt to one’s environment. In 1986 researchers repeated the experiment by asking 25 experts for their definition of intelligence. The researchers received many different definitions: general adaptability to new problems in life; ability to engage in abstract thinking; adjustment to the environment; capacity for knowledge and knowledge possessed; general capacity for independence, originality, and productiveness in thinking; capacity to acquire capacity; apprehension of relevant relationships; ability to judge, to understand, and to reason; deduction of relationships; and innate, general cognitive ability.
How Can Intelligence Be Assessed?
Many would say that Intelligence can be assessed by IQ tests. But would Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms geniuses in their field of music composition score well on an IQ that focused on Chemistry, Philosophy, and Geography among other things? Would they be considered unintelligent?
Great inventors such as Nikola Tesla a genius in the field of physics might score poorly in the area of Music, History, and Languages. Would he be considered unintelligent?
In addition, IQ tests are designed by those who have self-designated themselves to be part of the intelligencia. Is a person intelligent because he has proclaimed himself to be intelligent?
Most would agree that the accumulation of vast sums of money does not necessarily prove a high IQ. Championship boxers may get rich, but they also get their brains damaged. That’s not smart!
Professional athletes are paid high salaries, but they have relatively short careers, often sustain injuries that result in permanent arthritis, pain and disability, and may end up at mid-life selling used cars. That’s not smart!
Most people would agree that if one does not have his health, he has nothing. It has been said that the average person spends the first part of his life destroying his health while working hard trying to make money. And he spends the last part of his life, spending that hard-earned money trying to regain his health!
So what are the characteristics of an intelligent person?
Would it be fair to surmise that an intelligent person should be able to
1.Know how to be well both physically and mentally.
A person cannot be considered very intelligent, if he doesn’t know how to refrain from destroying his physical health, or if he loses his mind. That is NOT smart!
2. Have wisdom.
Wisdom is defined as the ability to use knowledge the facts one collects in the process of education and learning to reach the correct conclusions.
Many persons can memorize facts, but unless they can put those facts together to reach the correct conclusion, they cannot be considered very intelligent. They are NOT smart!
3. Have Self-Control.
If a person has no control over himself, if he is subject to fits of anger, jealousy, or rage, if he is subject to addictions whether it be drug addiction, alcohol addiction, sexual addiction, pornography addiction, addiction to fame, power or money, he cannot be considered intelligent, because he will be easily controlled by other people or other things. That is NOT smart!
4. Have peace in his own heart.
If a person is unable to handle the stresses of life calmly, if he is irritable, agitated, controlling of his environment and those around him, irascible, cantankerous, full of worry, fearful, he cannot be considered intelligent, at least not intelligent enough to be peaceful in the midst of chaos. He is NOT smart!
5. Be able to Discern and Believe Truth!
If what one believes is NOT truth, then he cannot be “Intelligent.” If one believes he has the truth, but does NOT, he cannot be considered “Intelligent.”
Let’s look at those who may be considered “Intelligent” by the standards of the world.
1. Do they know how to be well physically?
Physicians and Researchers the “greatest” minds in Orthodox Medicine freely admit that they do not know what causes most diseases, including ALL types of Cancer (including leukemia), Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s Disease and other neurological diseases, supposed “autoimmune diseases” such as Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Polymyalgia Rheumatica; other diseases, including Multiple sclerosis, allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalagia, flu, migraine headaches, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, and many more.
No physician will ever guarantee that his “treatment” of these diseases will result in a permanent cure. In fact, virtually all of these diseases are “treated” with drugs. And Drugs NEVER cure disease. They only “treat” the symptoms, never the root cause. And in most instances, the patient will be told that he or she will have to continue to take the drug for the rest of his or her life PROOF that the drugs DO NOT and CANNOT cure the disease.
The Medical Establishment prides itself in having the “best minds,” the most brilliant research scientists, and the brightest physicians known to man, working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which began as a one room laboratory in 1887. By 1974, it had a budget of $8 million, increasing to $1 billion by 1986. Now the budget for the NIH is $28 billion annually. The NIH is responsible for probably 90% of ALL the funding given out to medical schools for their research activities. Yet in the last 120 years, the efforts of these “brilliant” minds and billions of dollars, have NOT resulted in even ONE cure for ANY disease.
The NIH includes:
National Cancer Institute,
National Eye Institute,
National heart, Lung, and Blood Institute,
National Institute on Aging,
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases,
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
National Institute of Mental health,
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke,
and many more.
As stated above, all these institutes and their “Intelligent” scientific researchers, plus $28 billion dollars per year, have not produced ONE cure for ANY disease. What they have done is take these huge sums of money from the taxpayers’ pockets to fund research to develop more DRUGS that will NEVER cure any disease, but will make huge profits for the Pharmaceutical companies.
So the taxpayer pays TWICE! First, when the funds are used for the development of DRUGS that will never cure anything but will only harm the patient’s body, and Second, when the taxpayer must pay again, to buy the medicine from the pharmaceutical companies (for which the taxpayer originally paid the development costs) prescribed by his physician who often gets a handsome financial kick-back from the DRUG companies.
God has given all humanity a way to prevent AND reverse disease, a way that does no harm to the body, that is available to the rich and poor, educated and uneducated, to every continent on the earth, and a way that is virtually free, and a way that has been available for 6,000 years.
Every one of the people listed below GAVE HIMSELF (or herself) their disease, one day at a time, by the way they ate, lived, and handled stress. Disease is NOT “indiscriminate.” It only affects those who are living, eating, and handling stress their OWN way, rather than doing it GOD’S Way. (See www.drday.com)
They don’t believe in God’s way. They want to run their own life. So they have given themselves a horrible, often painful, life-threatening disease because they DON’T believe in God?
And they THINK they are “Intelligent.”
Wouldn’t it demonstrate Intelligence to know how to prevent and reverse ALL diseases?
NONE of the following supposedly “intelligent” people know anything about preventing and reversing disease. They have ALL given themselves their disease. They have all accepted the DRUG or mutilating Surgical methods of Orthodox Medicine the ways of “man” (doctors) and NOT the ways of God. Many are already dead, and NONE of those still living will Reverse his or her disease. They may have a temporary relief from their symptoms by the use of harmful drugs, burning radiation, or mutilating surgery, but these will NOT reverse their disease.
That’s NOT Smart! That is NOT “Intelligent”!
Stephen Hawking - astrophysicist: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Many scientists consider him to be the smartest man alive. But because of his diseases, that he gave to himself, he cannot feed himself, dress himself, or talk. He is confined to a wheel chair and can do nothing for himself when he could be well by following God’s Natural Health Plan. Is THAT “Intelligent”?
Ted Kennedy Senator from Massachusetts
Pola Negri silent movie actress
Gene Siskel Film critic for Chicago Tribune; TV partner of fellow critic Roger Ebert
Johnnie Cochran prominent defense attorney (for O.J. Simpson)
Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent Member of the British royal family
John Cardinal O’Connor Eighth archbishop of the Roman Catholic, Archdiocese of New York
George Gershwin Jazz and classical music composer
George Harrison Lead guitarist of the Beatles
Louis Prima entertainer, singer, actor, and trumpeter.
Lee Atwater Chairman of the U.S. Republican National Committee
William Casey Director of the CIA
Paul B. Henry Evangelical Christian, professor of political science, and politician
Clare Booth Luce American politician and diplomat; also an editor, playwright, social activist & journalist
Bob O’Connor Former Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Arlen Specter U.S. senator from Pennsylvania
Max Abraham Physicist and contemporary of Einstein and Lorentz
Thor Heyerdahl Marine biologist famous for the Kon-Tiki expedition
Norman Levinson Mathematician
John von Neumann Hungarian mathematician, expert in quantum physics, computer science, numerical analysis
Lyle Alzado NFL football player
Scott Hamilton Figure skater and Olympic gold medalist
Joan Crawford actress
Jack Benny comedian
Four relatives of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Emily Couric, Virginia State Senator, and sister of TV anchor Katie Couric
Michael Landon actor
Juliet Prowse actress and dancer
Henry Mancini Composer
Donna Reed actress
Marcello Mastroianni actor
Steve Jobs co-founder of Apple
Patrick Swayze - actor
Bob Dole U.S. Senator
Colin Powell former Secretary of State
John Kerry U.S. Senator
Harry Belafonte singer, actor
Norman Schwarzkofp retired military General
Richard S. Mueller III, Director FBI
Arnold Palmer, Professional Golfer
Joe Torre, NY Yankees Manager
Robert Goulet, Actor and singer
Andy Grove, President & CEO, Intel Corp.
Rudolph Giuliani, former NYC Mayor
Richard Riordan, Former LA Mayor
Nelson Mandela, Communist and Former President of South Africa
Chuck Tanner, Former Pittsburgh Pirates Manager
Steve Ross, Former Chairman Time-Warner, Inc.
Telly Savalas, Actor
Linus Pauling, Ph.D., Communist and Two-time Nobel Prize Winner
Frank Zappa, Musician
Timothy Leary, promoter of DRUG use, particularly LSD
Lymphoma (Cancer of the Lymph glands)
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis former First Lady
Gene Wilder Actor
Mickey Mantle Professional Baseball star
Mickey Mantle, Jr. son of Mickey Mantle
Charles Lindbergh famous pilot
Ed Bradley TV journalist on “60 Minutes”
William Casey Head of the CIA
John Candy actor
Nat “King” Cole singer
Bette Grable - actress
Gary Cooper - actor
Walt Disney owner of Disney studios
Yul Brenner - actor
Desi Arnaz - actor
Duke Ellington orchestra leader
John Wayne - actor
Jimmy Dorsey orchestra leader
Peter Jennings TV Newsman
Died from smoking-related illnesses
Wilhelmina Cooper modeling pioneer lung cancer
Nancy Gore Hunger Al Gore’s sister lung cancer
Clark Gable actor - heart attack
Errol Flynn actor - heart attack
Steve McQueen actor - lung cancer
Jack Cassidy actor - died in a fire from smoking in bed
Carl Wilson Beach Boys lung cancer
Wayne McLaren Marlboro Cowboy lung cancer
Roy Orbison singer heart attack
Babe Ruth baseball player oral cancer
Jerry Garcia Grateful Dead - heart attack
King George VI, Father of Queen Elizabeth II lung cancer
Humphrey Bogart esophageal cancer
Edward R. Murrow reporter lung cancer
Gracie Allen actress and wife of George Burns heart attack
R.J. Reynolds tobacco company founder emphysema
R. J. Reynolds, III, tobacco company heir emphysema
George Harrison the Beatles throat cancer
Anne of Austria, mother of King Louis XIV of France and Philippe, Duke of Orleans and wife of King Louis XIII of France.
Ingrid Bergman - actress
Rose Bird, first female Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court
Rachel Carson, environmentalist and author (Silent Spring)
Madonna Louise Ciccone mother of singer Madonna (Died when Madonna was five years old.)
Bette Davis - actress
Judith Campbell Exner - simultaneous mistress of both President John Kennedy and a Mafia boss.
Sandra Feldman - former president of the American Federation of Teachers
Judy Holliday actress/singer
Lady Anne Hyde Duchess of York
Jill Ireland British actress
Susan Komen breast cancer activist
Linda McCartney wife of Beatle member Paul McCartney
Mary McCartney mother of Beatle member Paul McCartney
Rosalind Russell actress
Dorothy Shula, wife of former Miami Dolphins’ football coach Don Shula
Susan Strasberg actress
Empress Theodora, empress of the Byzantine Empire
Bella Abzug lawyer and politician
Barbara Bel Geddes actress
Erma Bombeck columnist and author
Julia Child famous TV cook
Greta Garbo actress
Paulette Goddard actress
Myrna Loy actress
Susan Sontag author
Others with Cancer
Senator Hubert Humphrey Bladder Cancer
Sigmund Freud diagnosed with mouth and jaw cancer. Subsequently underwent over 30 operations to remove the tumors. His friend finally euthanized him at his request.
Terry Thomas actor
Michael J. Fox actor
Katherine Hepburn actress
Janet Reno U.S. Attorney General
John Paul II Pope (If he was “God on earth” why couldn’t he heal himself?)
Billy Graham Evangelist
Johnny Cash country singer
Muhammad Ali boxer
Harry Truman former U.S. President
Mao Tse Tung Communist Dictator in China
Douglas MacArthur World War II military General
Margaret Bourke-White photographer
Prince Claus husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
Salvador Dali Spanish artist
Deborah Kerr actress
Joseph Pasternak film director
Rudolph Bing opera impresario
Charles Bronson film director
Perry Como singer entertainer
Thomas Dorsey singer
John Douglas French physician
Barry Goldwater Senator of Arizona
Rita Hayworth actress
Jack Lord actor
Ronald Reagan U.S. President
Sugar Ray Robinson boxer
Norman Rockwell artist
Harold Wilson British Prime Minister
Charlton Heston actor
Do they know how to be well mentally?
Here is just a sample listing of famous depressed people (alive and deceased and many more pages could be filled with other well-known depressed people). This brief list is categorized by actors, musicians, athletes, writers, artists, political/public figures and other celebrities. Many of these famous individuals were able to cope successfully with their depression with appropriate support and “treatment” (meaning DRUGS!!).
But DRUGS NEVER cure mental illness. They only cover up the symptoms so the patient FEELS better. They NEVER address the root cause of the problem.
Mike Wallace News journalist and correspondent of TV show “60 Minutes.” He was diagnosed with clinical depression in 1984 (after being sued for libel). Wallace had experienced severe depressive episodes, but has overcome them with therapy and antidepressant medication.
Brooke Shields Calvin Klein jean model and actor in movies and shows such as “The Blue Lagoon,” “Endless Love,” “Suddenly Susan.” Shields had suffered from post partum depression after the birth of her son.
Jim Carrey Starred in movies such as “Ace Ventura, Pet Detective,” “The Mask,” “The Truman Show,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” On 60 Minutes (November 2004), Carrey openly discussed his history of depression and being on Prozac.
Ellen DeGeneres Comedian, actor in TV show “Ellen,” movie “Finding Nemo” and star of popular talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” DeGeneres went through depression for about a year shortly after the cancellation of her show “Ellen” and publicly coming out in 1997.
Lorraine Bracco Best known for her role as a psychiatrist on “The Sopranos.” Bracco has spoken out publicly about her depression and has worked toward ending stigma around mental illness. Bracco overcame her depression through antidepressants and talk therapy. She is no longer on medication, but continues to find therapy helpful.
Drew Barrymore - Actor in films such as “The Wedding Singer,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and director/producer (e.g. “Charlie’s Angels,” “Ever After”). Barrymore has a depression history that includes a suicide attempt and being hospitalized.
Rosie O’Donnell In movies such as “A League of Their Own,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “The Flintstones” and starred in her own talk show, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” O’Donnell first felt depressed as a child and experienced periods of depression as an adult. At 37, her depression started to improve when she began taking medication.
Dick Clark - Host of “New Year's Rockin' Eve,” “American Bandstand.” Clark was interviewed about his experience with depression in the book, “On the Edge of Darkness” by Kathy Cronkite.
Roseanne Barr Comedian and actor best known for her role in the sitcom “Roseanne.” She had openly announced being diagnosed with depression (among other disorders) in 1994. Barr has been hospitalized and her treatment has involved both psychotherapy and antidepressants.
Rod Steiger Academy Award winner, starred in “Doctor Zhivago,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “On the Waterfront.” Steiger became depressed for eight years after having triple bypass surgery in 1976. He was also interviewed in Kathy Cronkite’s book, “On the Edge of Darkness.”
Others include Woody Allen, Alan Alda, Joan Rivers, John Cleese, Dick Cavett, Marilyn Monroe.
Sting (Gordon Sumner) Former lead singer, bassist of the rock group The Police and successful solo artist. While writing his memoir, “Broken Music,” Sting fell into a depression that lasted for two years.
Elton John British pop singer, songwriter, pianist with hits like “Your Song,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Crocodile Rock,” etc. In the early 1990s, John battled with depression (as well as bulimia and drug abuse) which he later overcame. John went into another period of depression after the death of his two friends (Princess Diana and Gianni Versace).
Billy Joel Musician, singer, songwriter. Some of his well known hits include “Piano Man,” “Just the Way You Are,” “It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me,” “My Life.” In the 1970s, Joel experienced serious depression and admitted himself into a hospital for treatment after attempting to end his life by drinking furniture polish.
Sheryl Crow Singer, musician with hits such as “All I Wanna Do,” “Everyday Is A Winding Road.” In an interview with “Ladies’ Home Journal” magazine (April 2003), Crow discussed having chronic depression since she was a child. In the late 1980s, Crow had a period of depression after touring with Michael Jackson. Her depression was helped by antidepressants and therapy.
Tammy Wynette Country singer, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, most famous for her song, “Stand by Your Man.” Wynette received ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) for her depression.
Ozzy Osbourne Lead singer of Black Sabbath, star of his own reality TV show, “The Osbournes.” Osbourne had periods of depression early on in his life as well as during his career and after the death of Randy Rhoads, his friend and band mate.
Robbie Williams British pop singer and songwriter (“Millenium,” “She’s the One,” “Eternity / The Road to Mandalay,” “Radio”). Williams has struggled with reoccurring episodes of depression. In September 2006, Williams cancelled part of his tour to Asia to receive treatment.
Marie Osmond Country singer, starred in the “Donny and Marie Show.” Osmond describes her bout with postpartum depression in her book, “Behind the Smile.”
Others include Alanis Morissette, John Denver, Cole Porter, Beethoven, Irving Berlin.
Terry Bradshaw Former quarterback for the football team, Pittsburgh Steelers. In the late 1990s, Bradshaw was diagnosed with clinical depression and began taking antidepressants (Paxil). (Bradshaw also had panic attacks after games.)
Monica Seles Professional tennis player, winner of nine grand slam single titles. In her biography, “Monica: From Fear to Victory,” Seles describes falling into a depression after she was stabbed in the back during a match in 1993.
Greg Louganis Diver and multiple Olympics medal winner. Louganis first experienced depression when he was 12 and attempted suicide twice.
Ty Cobb Profession baseball player for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia A’s and Baseball Hall of Fame member. Cobb was hospitalized for depression during his first year with the Detroit Tigers.
Ilie Natase Number one professional tennis player in 1973. As described in his autobiography, “Mr. Natase,” Natase fell into a depression shortly after he retired in 1984, but was able to overcome it that same year.
Art Buchwald Writer, humorist known for his column in “The Washington Post.” Buchwald was hospitalized for depression in 1963. He has talked openly about his depression (e.g. Larry King Live) and the need for treatment and decreasing stigma.
William Styron Author of “Sophie’s Choice,” “The Confessions of Nat Turner.” Styron’s first episode of depression occurred in mid-1980s and he continued to have bouts of depression from there on. Styron wrote about his experience with this illness in his memoir, “Darkness Visible.”
John Keats 19th Century English Romantic Poet most famous for his poetry series of “Odes.” Keats experienced periods of severe depression.
William Faulkner Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature (1949), novels include “The Sound and the Fury,” “As I Lay Dying” and “Absalom, Absalom!” Faulkner struggled with depression (and alcoholism).
Leo Tolstoy Writer of novels such as “War and Peace,” “Anna Karenina.” Tolstoy started to experience depression while writing the latter book.
Other include Lord Byron, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemingway.
Claude Monet French impressionist painter of “The Woman in the Green Dress,” “Impression, Sunrise,” “Water Lily Pond.” Monet entered a depressive episode after the death of his wife, Alice Hoschedé.
Georgia O'Keeffe Prominent American artist, painter since the 1920s (died in 1986 when she was 98). After her husband’s affair, O'Keeffe became depressed and was hospitalized for a short period of time.
Jackson Pollock Abstract expressionist painter. Pollock suffered from depression and alcoholism.
Edvard Munch Norwegian artist most famous for his painting “The Scream.” After his father’s death (1889), Munch went into a deep depression. At age 45, he was hospitalized for eight months.
Others artists include Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo.
Princess Diana Ex-wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and greatly involved in AIDS charity work. Princess Diana had suffered from post-partum depression (after her first son was born) and also experienced depression from her transition to Princess of Wales and marital problems.
Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States. President Lincoln’s first major episode of depression began in his 20s and he struggled with this illness for the remainder of his life (in addition to anxiety attacks).
Tipper Gore Wife of Vice President Al Gore. (Also Tipper Gore’s mother was chronically depressed, was on antidepressants and hospitalized twice.) In 1989, Gore experienced depression after her son’s near fatal car accident. She was officially diagnosed with clinical depression two years later and fully recovered with medication and therapy.
Kitty Dukakis Wife of former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor, Michael Dukakis. Dukakis has a history of severe depression, hospitalizations and began ECT in 2001. She has stated that ECT helped her taper off antidepressants and improved her work in therapy. Dukakis has written about her experience in a book called “Shock: The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy.”
Calvin Coolidge 30th President of the United States. Coolidge fell into a deep depression after the death of his son.
Menachem Begin 6th Prime Minister of Israel. Begin’s depression was triggered by the Lebanon war and death of his wife.
Others include Barbara Bush, Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Richard Nixon.
Buzz Aldrin Astronaut (along with Neil Armstrong) who walked on the moon in 1969. Aldrin’s depression began shortly after going to the moon and eventually was hospitalized. He recovered with the help of psychotherapy and depression medicines. Aldrin describes his depressive experience in his book, “Return to Earth.”
Stephen Hawking Physicist, wrote popular best selling book, “A Brief History of Time,” known for his contributions to theoretical physics, cosmology, black holes. In the early 1960’s, Hawking became depressed shortly after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotropic lateral sclerosis). In 1976, he also succumbed to depression after being hospitalized for medical reasons. His first wife was a Christian, but he wanted to have nothing to do with Christ or Christianity.
Yves Saint Laurent Fashion designer. Early in his career after being enlisted in the French Army, Saint Laurent experienced a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized and given electroshock therapy after 20 days of active duty. Later in life, he became vulnerable to alcohol and drug use because of his depression.
Salvador Luria Microbiologist, 1969 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine. In his autobiography, “A Slot Machine, a Broken Test Tube“, Luria discussed his experience with depression and psychotherapy.
Vaslav Nijinsky Russian ballet dancer. In the book, “Vaslav Nijinsky: A Leap Into Madness,” the author described Nijinsky as having bouts of depression and hospitalizations.
Succumbing to Depression and the use of Drug medications is NOT “Intelligent” it is NOT Smart!
Do they have Wisdom?
What is Wisdom?
Wisdom is the ability to use facts learned through the five senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste) - and put them together to reach the correct conclusion. The Bible tells us that ALL Wisdom comes from God.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all mankind liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5
“The wisdom of man (the world) is foolishness (literal translation = stupidity) with God.” 1 Corinthians 3:19
“And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.” 1 Kings 10:24
“For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to resist.” Luke 21:15
“O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out.” Romans 11:33
“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent
“Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this world? Hath not God made foolish the “wisdom” of this world?
“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by (their own) wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the (supposed) foolishness of the message preached, to save them that believe. 1 Corinthians 1:19-21
“The “foolishness” of God is wiser than men; and the “weakness of God is stronger than men.” 1 Cor. 1:25
“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put the shame the things which (the world thinks) are mighty.” 1 Cor 1:27
“But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God became for us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” 1 Cor 1:30
“Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” 1 Cor 2:5
“The wisdom of this world, is stupidity with God. For it is written, He takes the “wise” in their own craftiness. And again, the Lord knows the thoughts of the “wise,” that they are futile. Therefore, let no man glory in men.. .” 1 Cor 3:19-21
Without God in the heart, mankind is stupid and foolishness, without sound reasoning abilities and without good judgment. Just look at the stupidity of the following so-called “leaders.” They will ALL have to “reap what they have sown” because the Bible says, “God will NOT be mocked.”
Bill Clinton Communist, amoral philanderer, promoter of war, drug trafficker involved in Mena, Arkansas
Hillary Clinton Jewish Communist, bi-sexual, drug trafficker, gave the order to burn to death the people at Waco including the innocent children
Richard Nixon compromiser of principles, “company man”
Lyndon Johnson former U.S. President Jewish - crude, politically corrupt, involved in JFK assassination
Dwight Eisenhower former U.S. President Jewish - cowardly military man, philanderer, responsible for the massacre of hundreds of thousands of innocent German civilians during and after World War II
George H. W. Bush assassin (as head of the CIA), drug trafficker, pedophile, sold America to the Communists
George W. Bush homosexual liaisons, liar, sold America to the Communists
William Casey allied with the Illuminati, assassin (as head of the CIA)
Ronald Reagan Former President of the U. S., a Communist sympathizer, and sycophant for the New World Order Zionist Jews.
Dick Cheney New World Order puppet
Ben Bernanke Jewish - Chairman of the Federal Reserve, bilking the U.S. people of ALL of their assets
Alan Greenspan former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, responsible or setting up the plans to bilk the U.S. people of ALL their assets
Henry Kissinger Jewish traitor to America, in charge of setting up the IMF (International Monetary Fund) for the express purpose of laundering drug money for the U.S. government (controlled by the Jews).
Harry S. Truman Jewish former U.S. President part of the New World Order. Responsible for the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent Japanese by making the decision to drop the atomic bomb AFTER Japan had already offered to surrender.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jewish former U.S. President whose plan was to bring down the U.S. government for the New World Order something that is happening right now.
Winston Churchill Jewish former Prime Minister of England, alcoholic and crude puppet for the New World Order Zionist Jews.
Oliver North lying, scheming, hypocrite who claims to be a “Christian” involved in drugs for guns exchange for the CIA.
Stephen Hawking see above
Sigmund Freud see above.
Buzz Aldrin lied about going to the moon.
Murdered microbiologists murdered by the New World Order after developing diseases that will kill the majority of the population of the world
The Rothschilds along with the Neo Cons rulers of the world and ultimately responsible for destroying it.
Royal families of Europe, including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and
Prince Charles international drug smugglers, elitists, haters of the common man, promoters of population extermination (of all but themselves)
The following reveal by the state of the health of America that they have NO Wisdom!
Health Committee of Congress: House and Senate
NIH National Institutes of Health
NCI National Cancer Institute
American Heart Association
American Diabetes Association
Centers for Disease Control
Do They Have Self-Control?
Self-Control ONLY comes from God. It is one of the fruits of the Spirit of God.
The fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, and Self Control. Galatians 4:8
George H.W. Bush pedophile, drug trafficker, assassin (as head of the CIA)
George W. Bush alcoholic, drug user, homosexual liaisons with male prostitutes
Bill Clinton adulterer and drug user
Hillary Clinton lesbian liaisons, filthy talk
Prince Charles - adulterer
Prince Philip - adulterer
Nelson Rockefeller - adulterer
Barack Obama homosexual liaisons and cocaine use
John McCain - adulterer
Dwight Eisenhower - adulterer
Lyndon Johnson - adulterer
Drug Addiction street drugs or prescription drugs. All have been in rehab for their drug addiction
Elvis Presley Singer/ actor - found dead on his bathroom floor
Lenny Bruce comedian found dead in his bathroom
Mick Jagger Rock star
Betty Ford former First Lady
Kirsty Alley - actress
J. Paul Getty, Jr. heir to a fortune
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - Politician
Ray Kroc founder of McDonald’s
Patrick Kennedy Congressman from Rhode Island and son of Senator Ted Kennedy
Michael Jackson singer/dancer
Keith Richards guitarist in Rolling Stones
Rush Limbaugh radio personality
Noelle Bush niece of Pres. George W. Bush and daughter of Florida Governor, Jeb Bush
Dick Cheney U.S. Vice President
Michael Douglas - actor
Mary Tyler Moore - actress
Ted Turner TV mogul
George C. Scott - actor
Marion Barry Mayor of Washington D.C.
Leonard Nimoy - actor
Chevy Chase actor/comedian
Eddie Van Halen rock guitarist
Ted Kennedy Senator from Massachusetts
Christopher Kennedy Lawford nephew of President John Kennedy
Dick Van Dyke - actor
Elizabeth Taylor - actress
Buzz Aldrin astronaut who supposedly “went to the moon.”
Prince Harry second in line to the British throne
Dionne Warwick - singer
Truman Capote writer/celebrity
Demi Moore - actress
O.J. Simpson professional football star
Joe Namath professional football star
Stacy Ann Ferguson “Fergie” former wife of Prince Andrew of England
Representative Mark Foley U.S. House of Representatives
Jenna Bush daughter of President George W. Bush
Whitney Houston - singer
Ulysses S. Grant. 18th president of the United States (1869-1877). His drinking seems to have been brought on by boredom. In other words, when he wasn't busy, he drank. It did interfere with his work enough that he was relieved of his military duties in 1854. The Civil War came along and his drinking lessened, but did not stop. He drank, but continued to function, throughout the Civil War, emerging a hero. Voted to the presidency in 1868, he died shortly after his second term of throat cancer.
Edgar Allen Poe. Interestingly enough, Poe's father was an alcoholic, showing yet again the strength of a genetic link for the disease. Poe himself was raised by friends of his birth family. He made several attempts at the military, but his drinking eventually got him drummed out. He published much of his now-famous literature in between bouts of drinking. In 1849, at age 40, he was found lying unconscious on a Baltimore street and taken to the hospital, where he died.
John Daly. PGA golfer and admitted alcoholic, John began drinking at an early age. Beer at age eight, then wine, then whiskey at age 14. His history has been one of huge ups and downs. He won big tournaments, then got arrested for alcohol-related crimes. He has been suspended from the PGA more than once, and even involved in scuffles with fans. His marriages have all dissolved into divorce, and his self-absorption with both gambling and alcohol seem fated to bring him more difficulties in life.
Stephen King. Yet another famous writer, this time born in 1947. As early as 1975 (age 28) he had problems with alcohol. He admits he was drunk when he delivered his mother's eulogy. King fought multiple addictions, including alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs. After a family intervention he got sober in the late 80's and has remained sober since.
Joseph Stalin. The son of an alcoholic father, his birth name was Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. He adopted the name Joseph Stalin ("Man of Steel") in the early 1900's as he moved toward Marxism. He was jealous and insecure, unfortunately rising to a position of such power that he could either exile or execute those who he felt threatened him. Stalin died suddenly in 1953, and no definitive cause of death has ever been released to the West.
Bonnie Prince Charlie. Charles Edward Stuart, The Young Pretender, The King Over the Water. Known by many names, he was the leader of the Jacobites in one of the bloodiest battles in Scottish historyCulloden, where the Prince's Jacobite forces were annihilated by Cumberland's army. It was after Culloden that Charles' drinking took him on a downward spiral. His wife took their daughter Charlotte and left him in the mid-1700s. He died in exile in Rome in 1788.
A list of famous alcoholic artists, athletes, and politicians.
Upton Sinclair, in his book The Cup of Fury, mentioned other well-known persons he regarded as alcoholics or problem drinkers. In each case, according to Sinclair, the individual's drinking was sufficiently serious to affect his work, talent, or career adversely.
King Edward VIII of England, later Duke of Windsor
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., actor
George Sterling, poet
Stephen Crane, novelist
Finley Peter Dunne, magazine publisher, writer
Eugene V. Debs, presidential candidate
Isadora Duncan, dancer
Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet
Maxwell Bodenheim, poet, novelist
Sherwood Anderson, writer
Theodore Dreiser, novelist
Klaus Mann, writer
Donald McLean, diplomat (defected to U.S.S.R. in 1951)
Ambrose Bierce, writer
Joaquin Miller, poet
Do they have Peace?
All one has to do is look at the world today and it will be obvious that none of the world leaders are able to produce “peace” in the world. In fact, they do not want peace for the world. They want to create as much chaos as possible among the people, so they can rule the world.
But do they have peace in their own life?
Go back and look at the number of well-known people who have either been treated for severe depression or who have been in rehab for drug addiction. Clearly, they do NOT have peace in their own life.
Are they able to Discern and Believe Truth?
If the leaders of the world, and those who have obtained fame and/or money, were able to discern and believe Truth, their own life and the state of the world would be far different.
All one must do is evaluate the plunging economy of the world, the destruction of the environment, the chaos and war in the world, the dumbing-down of the population, the increase in violent crime, the increase in debauchery and immorality, the increase in addiction of all kinds drug addiction, alcohol addiction, sex addiction, addiction to pornography, addiction to gambling, the increase in fear, anxiety and depression and other forms of mental illness, to see that the so-called, self-designated, “Intelligent” people who deny God, are NOT so “Intelligent” after all!
So WHO are the “Intelligent” People?
Let’s refresh our criteria for designating someone as “Intelligent.”
1. An Intelligent person must know how to be well both physically and mentally.
God promises to “heal ALL our diseases” (Psalm 103:3) but ONLY if we follow HIS ways and NOT the ways of “man” (the ways of doctors and scientific researchers). God says,
“IF you follow My laws (that includes His Ten Natural Health Laws), My Commandments (ALL Ten of them, including the Fourth the Seventh-day Sabbath Saturday Sabbath), and My decrees (including learning to Love your enemies, learning to FORGIVE everyone who has ever wronged you, learning to be Unselfish, learning to give ALL your stress to the Lord and to trust Him completely with everything in your life, etc., plus ALL the other Ten Steps) I will keep you FREE from EVERY Disease.” Deut 7:11-15
“I will give you back your health again.” Jeremiah 30:17
“I will take away sickness from among you.” Exodus 23:25,26
“Anything is possible if you have faith.” Mark 9:23
“ For God has NOT given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5
If I have iniquity (sin) in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” Psalm 66:18
The only One who can fulfill a promise is the One who made it and that is God. God has given us a PROMISE to heal ALL our diseases. He has also given us the PROCESS by which He fulfills His promise. And that is to follow HIS way HIS Natural Ten Step Plan and NOT “man’s way (the doctors’ way).
Whether it is Physical Health or Mental Health, the answers are found ONLY in God.
So in order to be “Intelligent” one MUST believe in God!
2. One must have Wisdom
All Wisdom comes from God. So it is impossible to have wisdom WITHOUT believing in God.
“The wisdom of this world is foolishness (literal translation: stupidity) with God.” 1 Cor 3:19
“ For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to deny nor resist.” Luke 21:15
“But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” 1 Cor 1:30
“For to one is given by God’s Spirit the word of wisdom. . .” 1 Cor 12:8
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom in the knowledge and revelation in the knowledge of Him.” Ephesians 1:17
“If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not (He will not criticize us), and it shall be given him.” James 1:5
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. James 3:17
So in order to be “Intelligent” one MUST believe in God!
3. An Intelligent person must have Self-Control
Self Control is one of the fruits of the spirit of God. Self Control only comes from God.
“But the fruits of the Spirit (of God) are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self control. . .” Galatians 5:22,23
“But the works of the flesh (of humanity) are evident, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, contentions, jealousies, wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such. . . these will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21
“. . . that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
“For if these things be in you and abound, you shall neither be useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. And he that lacks these things is blind, and short-sighted. . .” 2 Peter 1:3-9
So in order to be “Intelligent” one MUST believe in God!
4. An Intelligent person must have peace in his own heart.
Peace is one of the fruits of the Spirit of God, therefore it can only come from God. It is impossible to have peace in one’s heart if he has fear. God promises to take away our fear.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1
“Now the God of hope (expectation) fill you with peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope (expectation) through the power of God’s spirit of holiness.” Romans 15:13
“God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. . . “ 1 Cor 14:33
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self control. . .” Galatians 5:22,23
“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
“Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed for I am your God. Isa 41:10
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
So in order to be “Intelligent” one MUST believe in God.
5. An Intelligent person must be able to discern and believe Truth.
Jesus IS the truth, so in order to be able to discern and believe Truth, one must know Jesus. If one “believes” something that is NOT true, then he has no information at all. He cannot be considered “Intelligent.”
“I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life.” John 14:6
“And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
“. . . grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” John 1:17
So in order to be “Intelligent” one MUST believe in God!
What Does GOD say about the so-called “wisdom” of man the “wisdom” of the world?
“For the message of the cross is to them who are lost, foolishness (stupidity); but unto us that are saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the “wise”, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
“Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 1 Cor 1:18-20
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” 1 Cor 1:25
“But God has chosen the foolish (simple) things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty; and the insignificant things of the world, and things that are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are.” 1 Cor 1:27,28
It is impossible to be “Intelligent” unless one has wisdom, truth, self-control, peace, and the ability to know how to be well both mentally and physically. But wisdom, truth, self-control, peace, and the ability to know how to be well, both physically and mentally ALL come from God, and NOT from the world.
Kings, queens, rulers of the greatest nations of the world, both now and in the past, the rich, the famous, the “brilliant” all those who do not believe in God - have ALL shown themselves to be foolish and NOT “Intelligent.”
It is clear that the ONLY way to be “Intelligent” is to be a Believer in God!
Those who do not believe in God are NOT “Intelligent.” God says they are Stupid!
King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, summed it up when he said,
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; Fear God and keep His Commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13s
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