I never said or even implied that believing in God negates the use of the brain God gave us. Some of the greatest minds and assets to humanity were devout followers of Christ. To name a few...
Abraham Lincoln - President and liberator of slaves
George Washington - US First President
Benjamin Franklin - Inventor/author... quote: "I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?"
Patrick Henry - Founding father of US government... quote: "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."
C.S. Lewis - Intellect/author/atheist prior to discovery of the truth of Christianity
Leonardo Da Vinci - Artist/inventor
Galileo, Kepler, Pascal, Newton, Babbage, Joule, Pasteur, Mendel, Wernher von Braun,
...and many, many, many others!! See this link for great scientists over the past 1000 years who were Christians: http://creationsafaris.com/wgcs.htm
Also check out this book on Amazon.com: "How Christianity Changed the World" (http://www.amazon.com/Christianity-Chang