Looking at the world and its contents through religious lens is not intelligent. It is faith based and once that faith is put aside, religion becomes less appealing. However, religious people have to call it Intelligent life so it can have a cover. And when they are cornered they quickly resort to the all reliable "God works in mysterious ways". Suddenly it isn't so intelligent anymore but rather mysterious. Indeed, the more religious people become, the less human they are. But because they fool themselves into thinking that they are actually the intelligent ones, they fail to see their regression from the human race into something worse.