I don't think it's a bad idea to point out that atheists are smarter, on average. It may seem petty to some, and even elitist, but I think it is important. It is important because we are considered stupid, ignorant, and completely wrong in our position regarding what they believe is our eternal salvation or damnation. I don't intend to stand around playing Mr. nice guy while being slandered by deluded humans, who also happen to actually have a lower level of intelligence (assuming studies support this).
I can understand the points being made about why it might not make a difference, and that may be true. I have even considered that maybe my position is not a good one, but I'm not ready to give in just yet. I'm thinking about how poorly atheists are treated, and how many people in this country feel towards us. And I realize that throwing something like this in their face is not going to make friends. But as it stands, we have nothing. We are nothing in the political arena, we are being tossed around and ignored in pretty much every facet of society. The only way to get attention, it seems, is to get in the faces of theists, and let them know that we are a force to be reckoned with.
Not only are we smarter, but we have more common sense, and we don't waste our lives away with bullshit god nonsense and religious woo. We care about the world, and what is happening to it, and we want to see it improve. We want to see humans put their personal woo aside, and treat each other with respect, and be treated the same way in return.
In many ways, this is a fight. And on the intellectual side of the battle, we are in a serious lead. Sadly though, theists are sticking their fingers in their ears and yelling "la la la la la", while simultaneously pushing their religious and political agendas on us from every possible angle. We don't have time to be nice any more.
Ok, let me have it!