"So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence."
For many super-religious Christians, many of them will tell you that The Bible is a guidebook on how to live your life. But if you read the stories, just like Russell said, you'll find almost no praise for intelligence. Even in the Adam and Eve story, they were doomed for absorbing knowledge. Instead followers are told to be faithful despite any evidence telling them otherwise, which is hard to do in the modern world. The Lord is your Shepherd, so be a sheep and follow blindly. I think this why the Catholic Church originally wanted the Bible to be read in Latin regardless of what country you were in. You can't have the masses reading between the lines and figuring this stuff out.