This is not meant to disparage good people wherever they may be found, and whatever vocation they are in, it is simply that God’s word is written to smite the elite. Since the wisdom of God is from above, it is natural then that the rain would agree that all blessing springs from him, and thankfully nature confirms His word and ways.
I no more need a godless scientist to explain creation, than I need a hundred popes to unfold the gems of scripture.
The above quote is I believe, expressed in the context of total fairness. It will be scorned by both academia and fields of religion, but it is, and should be, true to people who cherish the truth above and beyond circles of influence.
Common sense and discernment are more valuable than all the tea in China, and twice as wonderful as a thousand University degrees. God’s word is the only ex cathedra that really matters.