Aloofness or superiority is one of the things religions are about, they relieve that damn insecurity that more realistic world views cause.
I keep telling people (and alienating them with it) that the main feature of human intelligence is, quite obviously, that frontal-lobe-heavy dreamsy illusionism that enables and also forces us to associate changed realities from what we actually observe.
We actually find it hard or impossible to decide which saved image of reality is more realistic, and we choose the one that seems most convenient.
THERE IS NO OBJECTIVE provable DIFFERENCE, seen from inside. It's a natural way for the biological brain to work, can't help it, and when you have an animal with that sort of associative power, then you get this effect.
I believe that we are a freak of evolution, as this illusion-creating is basically not necessarily a good thing. However, as in the absence of free will creativity MUST BE caused by errors (of imprecise thinking, also a natural neurological phenomenon biological brains can't help committing), we profit from these unreal thoughts, as we tend to stumble on surprising solutions - call that "genius" if you will.
And only that, coupled with Chimp-like rage, made us so successful. Rather than sheer "intelligence", because that is just not what we have. Our greatest invention isscript, only that enabled us to do science and develop complex cultures. But we had deeply deluded religions way before that.