Well the vast majority are uneducated. Furthermore, why do people who can barely interpret basic English literature, which is a language they are fluent in, feel that they can preach/interpret the bible, a book that has been translated multiple times? We all know how meaning is lost in translations. It is also extremely hard to understand. Also why do these people only take bits and pieces of the bible to heart but disobey the rest.
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(1.) Many scientists in the past were actually priests or monks. The Big Bang was discovered by a priest. Muslims take science very seriously, and many math & science discoveries were made by Muslims. Many scientists today are also Muslims.
(2.) In order to become a priest you have to be thoroughly educated and get a whole degree and everything. Preachers in certain denominations of Christianity don't need any education or certification, but priests for the Roman Catholic church need at least a bachelor's degree in theology.
(3.) Some religions, like Catholicism, know that the Bible cannot be taken word for word, since the us Humans cannot accurately interpret what a omnipotent universal being would mean by his words. Many, many passages in the Bible have dual meaning words or phrases. Some are also quite vague. So how do we know which interpretation is the right one? Well, technically speaking it's up to you, however in Catholicism the Church itself (Pope, Bishops, Priests, Deacons, monks, etc.) are the ones who are to "correctly" interpret the Bible into the word of God. I say correctly in quotations because the Church of all things in this world would have the diviness to accurately interpret the Bible, but again we can't know for sure since we aren't actually speaking to God one on one.
(4.) There are many smart and educated people who are still religious. Just because you are religious doesn't mean you are uneducated, likewise just because you are not religious doesn't mean you are smart. I've known many smart religious people and many dumb non-religious people.3