On being smarter than other people at church
You are smarter than many at church. You are better informed. You know that your brothers and sisters believe stupid things, really stupid things, things they read on a xeroxed sheet in their mission about the secrets of the Vatican, or in an email about a secret prophecy someone heard. And maybe you think that your better information and your better reasoning means that the kinds of things you think are less stupid. If only they could be brought to see their errors, things would be better.
You are probably wrong. Research shows that very smart people are just as likely to be prey to many cognitive biases as their dumber brethren. My own experience confirms this. Intelligence, as the man said, is like having four-wheel drive. It just means you get stuck in more remote locations.
There are two spirits, one being more intelligent than the other;
there shall be another more intelligent than they;
I am the Lord thy God, I am more intelligent than they all.