“Higher education makes you really smart!”
There’s nothing like a college degree to make an idiot feel smart. Possession of a degree also, in their view, entitles them to be taken seriously and obeyed by you and me. This is one of the things that makes today’s new improved atheism tick.
Ooh, ooh! They’re so smart, they could just hug and kiss themselves all over!
Because in most cases, no one else will.