Today celebrity atheists are fighting an easy battle by taking up factual discourse to combat Biblical rhetoric. But the reasonable threat to the fandom of science is not the religious, but post-modernism. And what have these celebrities to say here?
Consider if another had said, “If only they were educated as I am, they would believe as I do!”—well, of course they would, but this does not mean that you are right.
I maintain that the masses of people are neither smart nor stupid—yet a democracy of strangers has created a culture in which we care about what “the ‘stupid’ people say.” This tension will no doubt find a release, but it won’t be in one ‘education’ dominating another.