One narrative that has grown more and more prevalent in this new progressive driven propaganda infected society has to do with "creationist". The spin goes something like this, if you believe in creation or intelligent design you are some sort of ignorant Neanderthal. The mere belief in Divine creation makes a person's intelligence not only suspect but open to public ridicule and derision.
Part of the problem is due to a doctrinaire belief in creation by "fundamentalist" religious adherents in all faiths but is especially directed at Christian fundamentalist. A God given common sense defying and unyielding doctrine of belief in a literal interpretation of scriptures (and we are talking Old Testament here) is easily mocked in the face of overwhelming proof that the story of creation as portrayed in scripture can not and probably never was intended to taken as a literal time line for creation.
This disconnect from reality is easily pointed out by snarky detractors "where are the dinosaurs in the Bible...huh?" Well Christians, where are the dinosaurs in the bible? The truth is that they are not there but they certainly were here. The story of creation as we read it in the Bible can not possibly be the "Word" of God in a literal sense but rather analogical. This rigid adherence to a doctrine not born out by truth is not only easily mocked, it is understandably so. The dinosaurs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a disconnect from reality with a strict interpretation of the scriptures. The truth is that most of this confusion could easily be rectified with a proper reading and correct translation of the "Word". But that is for another day.
Putting aside that much of the scorn towards the "religious" view of creation is self inflected due to doctrinaire rigidity on the part of believers, what about the now popular portrayal of "creationist" as fringe nut jobs?
This is a perfect illustration of where the progressive narrative is not only not born out by reality, it is so far from reality as to be fringe itself. Gallup just released a poll which reinforces polling data going back decades, The poll finds that 92% of Americans believe in God. Do you think that the vast majority of these people who believe in God, do not believe in Divine Creation? That somehow they believe in a God that did not create the Universe? To put it another way do you believe that all of these "Believers" do not believe in evolution or dinosaurs? The truth is that despite the progressive narrative, the majority of people (I raise my hand) believe both in Divine creation and dinosaurs and some form of evolution.
The vast majority of Americans and a sizable majority of the world's population belong to three religious faiths, Christianity, Islam and Judaism. All three of these religions along with other less well known faiths unapologetically believe in "intelligent design", the majority of all people in the world are ignorant "creationist". But listening to popular media and academic elitist you would be left with the impression that anyone who believes that God, Allah, Jehovah created the universe was some fringe cultist sect of humanity worthy the contempt that they vilely spew on the majority of the human race and their fellow citizens,
As to the intelligence of believers, I would only point out that for centuries the great advances in the sciences, engineering, philosophy, the arts, politics and indeed all mankind has been led by those who believe in intelligent design, Divine creation. It is only recently, with the advent of Progressive ideology that would make man God, that man's hubris would claim to know "In the Beginning"
But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.