What we see here, once again, is the intellectual using what he calls 'reason' only as a tool to get what he wants.
Reason, to the intellectual, signals to him that he is right. And being right, everybody must recognize that.
He will stick to this delusion even unto his own extinction, because it is reason, and he is being reasonable.
But he isn't. He's being an ignorant halfwit.
Reason, actually, includes the ability to not follow one's fellow brain cells over the cliff of doom, like just another silly lemming.
I can't help but notice, time and again, that atheism, mixed with intellect, removes from people their ability to get along with each other.