Men who speak for God never merge into the fog around them. Noah stood alone in a civilization of culture and progress. His contemporaries must have laughed at him as an eccentric who was building an oversized houseboat and looking for the world to end.
Man lies to himself and then believes the lie. The lies of Intellectualism are endless: We're objective, We're critical thinkers, We're rational, We're "scientific," We're REALISTS, We're factual, We're unbiased, We're empirical, We're honest, We're thorough, We don't need the "crutch of faith," We don't force what we believe on others, etc. Most "Intellectuals" don't possess enough intellectual honesty to publicly admit their own beliefs and belief systems. (Evolution, Atheism, Agnosticism, and Humanism are all BELIEF SYSTEMS.)