Then I should be wearing a cap and gown and receiving my certificate. I studied the Bible day and night for more than ten years. I don't believe the quote for a minute.
Bible is A PART of a good education. If it closes the mind to all reality, it is a destructive document. But it benefits many people and institutions and powers and principalities to promote religious dogma as interpreted by those who benefit from the interpretations.
Those who have learned nothing from knowledge acquired during the past 2000 years, are ignorant and pathetic. God has nothing to do with it. It is information controlled by powerful men.
If offered knowledge, people choose to reject it without studying the facts, they enslave themselves to the will of others. Pity them if they have no choice. Shun them if they choose to be enslaved, lest they crush your spirit or lead you - through deception or fear - into their darkness.