Well, your smart group did exactly what the artiste wanted them to do, didn't they. By dissecting the processes, they too learned to paint, just as the painter wished them too. The dumb group, and I am using your descriptor, were not content with looking at that painting either, they too had to know things, even though they were not invested enough to act on them beyond the token inquiry.Example of a painting found in the street:
Encouraged by the response that I received from my "train analogy" , I am presenting another analogy.
People of a town while walking down the street, found a very beautiful and strange painting lying in the street. From where it came from, no one knew for sure.
So the town people got divided into two groups:
A. The first "intelligent group" went to analyze and decipher the painting. They found out what all colors were used in the painting and which part was painted first and what was the size of brush used and the type of paper…. They went on analyzing to the minutest detail about that beautiful painting… the more they analyzed, the deeper and more complex nature of the painting was revealed.
They were so busy in analyzing the painting and its component parts and how to make a "copy" of that painting, that they had no time as to "who made that painting and for what purpose" it was left in the street.
If any one posed these questions to these "intelligent people" on these lines, they would "turn back to the questioner"….Why should we be interested in who made that painting and why should we waste our time in finding out for what purpose it was left in the street.
The moment we decipher all the info, we can also make as many "master copies" as we want. So they went on working and even after end of their lives, they could decipher only a small part of it.
B. Then there was another smaller and "Dumb Group" of the town people, who once they saw the "strange painting lying in the street", started looking for "who made it and why did it leave in the town".
And when they went of their quest, they found the "master painter" not far away from the town and He told that he left the painting in the street, so as people should start looking for the painter and come and learn how to paint.
This group was "dumb" but they solved the puzzle faster than the "smarter group".
Which one of this group was smarter? Can you guess?
If you are trying to liken these people who dug into this mystery, looking for truth, to what your religion is is protraying itself as, then you are saying that we should just accept it as presented? Do not look at it with an eye to whether or not it is real, basically just hand over your money and children?
Yeah, we know no questions, but our response is BullShit!, when you bring a bucket of cow dung in and claim it to be god's own truth, expect to be shown the door, with your bucket of smelly religious dung, dumped over your head.