I often hear from Christians that [person X] has a PhD and is really smart, and that they also happen to believe in a God/higher power. People such as Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein are often thrown into the mix. This is used to try and lend more credibility to their fanciful, often absurd beliefs.
And you know what? contrary to what many atheists say, yes there are many intelligent people professing fanciful absurd religious beliefs. It doesn’t make their beliefs any more credible though. But how is this possible? The video below from DarkMatter2525 has a good explanation for how this occurs:
Throw in indoctrination from a young age, combined with a herd mentality from everyone around you, add Hell into the mix, and whammo! It’s possible.
So next time someone tries to use this as an argument to bolster their religions credibility, just show them this video. They might think twice about using it later, who knows?