Where do you get that idea?
I think laymen are pretty smart, smarter than most priests.
They thought the clerical abuse crisis was serious, whereas only 2% of priests thought it was.
In this case, the clerics have the problem with appreciating the higher truths.
Evidence please? I think you are full of $*&@ and I am offended - very offended - that you would actually think this not to mention type it out.
There is NOT ONE priest I have ever met who is not sick about this. Sometimes I think you actually hate priests.