I hope you're not trying to say that being an atheist somehow makes you smarter then someone whos religious, because thats probably the stupidest comment I've ever heard. I'm not really an atheist, but I'm also not religious. I was born a Roman Catholic, I've been baptized, confirmed, I've had all my sacraments except for last rites and marriage. I do believe that there is a "God". Theres always something bigger. I don't however believe that this "God" is anything like any human has pictured. If it does exist, its clearly beyond our comprehension. As far as I know, every religion is very human based, and this is my issue with religions. They're just a reflection of our own vanity, we tell ourselves we're made in the image of God to make ourselves feel better. The only other thing I've seen in religions, is people unable to explain things and just attributing it to God or other mystical forces, unfortunately science comes along and shows how most of these things work, leading more and more people to become atheist. I also don't believe in mass, or the majority of the stupid religious ceremonys/practices. If there really is a God, the only reason to worship such a creature would be that its ultimate perfection. If they really are perfect, they don't want us wasting our lives worshiping them, requesting us to worship them is very vain, and thats a purely human quality.