I stumbled upon a blogsite of an internationally known artist. He's not a Catholic and he criticized the Holy Father for beatifying Pope John Paul II too soon. And many of his followers chimed in, with less kind opinions ~ one didn't think that John Paul II was a good enough man. Another said that he finally realized that God gave him a brain and he's going to use it and went on expressing his negative view. I am glad that he had such a revelation, but I don't recall Jesus telling us to use the brain to think freely of whatever we want to say ~ I just remember that Jesus wanted us to believe in him like a little child.
My thoughts are that there are many out there who are intelligent, intellectual, and eloquent. And they see themselves as the norm and are quick to express their unfavorable opinions on others. To put it bluntly, they lack humility. Jesus wants us to examine ourselves first before finding fault with others. It's the humble who get to know God. Once you know him, you feel free in his presence and become free yourself. The wise and the proud of the world just don't understand something this simple.