I wouldn't equate that Bible quote with C17th puritanism. I'd equate its 'fools' with what Einstein described as 'dead':
"The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms ~ this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness."
I do not assume that the 'God' of the Bible is the one talked about by bitter Sunday school teachers.
'Would to God that all the Lord's people were prophets' Numbers 11:29