There's a common misapprehension in the world at large that there's an inverse correlation between intelligence and religiosity and that the greater one's level of disbelief the more "enlightened" he or she is. This disbelief is often correlated to the disbeliever's notion that science has destroyed any hope for theology to be taken seriously and that the days of those who stubbornly refuse to see "reason" are numbered.
I don't think so.
Ironically, it is science itself which is convincing more and more non-believers that there is a lot more afoot in reality than meets the eye. The truth is that the more that science discovers about the nature of the material world the more implausible it becomes to explain it through purely material means. Even the (open-minded) atheists are beginning to see this as is perhaps best illustrated through the publication of NYU philosopher Thomas Nagels's book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. This is worth a thorough read.
I also highly recommend the work of doctor, columnist, social commentator and historian of science and medicine James Le Fanu. His most recent book Why Us: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves "investigates the paradox where the major developments in genetics (including the Human Genome Project) and neuroscience of the past two decades have inadvertently revealed the limits of an exclusively scientific account of the form and attributes of the living world and the exceptionality of the human mind." So here we have a man of science who feels that science is helping us to understand a) the limits of science and b) the conclusion that a non-materialist explanation for life is becoming unavoidable.
Finally, here's an example of a scientist whose scientific exploration specifically lead him from disbelief to an embrace of both science and spirituality. According to his bio, Douglas Ell "grew up in Connecticut, and graduated early from MIT, where he double majored in math and physics. He then obtained a masters in theoretical mathematics from the University of Maryland. After graduating from law school, magna cum laude, he became a prominent attorney. As a lawyer Ell learned how to sift through competing arguments and the importance of carefully considering different points of view, skills which he has now used to untangle the confused and often emotional relationship between science and religion. His legal training and work, combined with his academic science background and a lifetime of independent study, has given him a uniquely grounded approach to science, religion, and philosophy. Ell's approach is characterized by a sense of wonder and appreciation, rather than dogma." You can have a look at what he has to say in his new book Counting To God: a Personal Journey Through Science to Belief.
"Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right."
- Jerry Garcia