In India and Pakistan, both the illiterate and the so-called educated middle-class hold regressive views and do regressive action. The typical educated Pakistani has failed to make Pakistan a progressive society and it was the educated middle-class Indian who brought Modi to power. Twice. Similar is the case about the illiterate in both countries where they failed in raising their countries to progressive societies. The illiterate or the moderately educated are not some magical beings, full of knowledge.I learned something from a medical student few years back that often attaining high levels of education can make one think along an atheist point of view, and often the uneducated have more understanding of things.
Secondly, what is wrong in thinking along atheist lines ? Wasn't the officially atheist USSR a super-power ?