Mr.Obvious attempts to sound urbane...<quoted text>
Education and knowledge are always good, ignorance is always bad, been that way for all of history.
Education and Knowledge are opposed to faith, and Faith is opposed to education and knowledge.
It is like you saying the world would have been worse off without Hitler, or Stalin.
The destruction of knowledge at Alexandria set the human race back a thousand years or more.
While coming off as condescending, and patronizing... Almost pedantic...