No, I do not think that there is anything wrong with being well educated. I do think that there is something wrong with being brainwashed. I understand when you say, "it has taken many years of hard work to attain the level of education I have." You see, I am a well educated person as well and it also took me many years of hard work to achieve my degrees. There is certainly nothing wrong with getting educated. I also respect the many people who do not go to institutions to obtain degrees as you and I have done, but have instead chosen to educate themselves. I believe many of these people are just as knowledgeable and also know how to think for themselves. I do not believe that you have to have a degree to think for yourself about what is right for you. Many people with very little formal education have this ability. I taught for several years in the public educational system and I know how messed up it is. They do want their teachers to speak out of both sides of their mouths at times. On one side they are teaching students how to think for themselves and on the other side they are brainwashing minds with lies.
God is not imaginary. My experience with Him is very real. Your way of thinking makes no sense to me, so with this post I will need to stop posting. I really do not have the time for it. Maybe another time.