No. Religious like Ideas are a part of our brains make up, It help us evolve when we were a young species. It let us imagination a world beyond our own and make sense of death, helped us cope with it and move on. It was the beginning of science, to help us curb our curious minds. like a fairytale we tell our children. Now that we are an older wiser species we need to move on - but these Ideas still linger and we want to hold on to them.
It will never go way, at least not for a long time. I think that our best hope is that people replace there religions with better philosophy's.
Stupid? No, not stupid. I WAS a believer, after all, and at the time I certainly THOUGHT I had good reason to believe what I believed. I wasn't being stupid. I was being perfectly rational; my logic was simply flawed. Unlike most, however, I eventually came to recognize and correct these flaws.
They are not stupid, merely deluded and "brainwashed" since childhood to believe a particular thing. It's VERY hard to let that go when it's been indoctrinated into you for your entire life. Even now as a die-hard atheist, I sometimes find myself second-guessing my own thoughts because of the little voice at the back of my mind warning me that God is listening to those thoughts. That little voice might not ever go away, I just know it's full of shit now.
Which is understandable to a certain degree, but in almost no other aspect of a person's life, are they like that. That's what baffles me.
Yes, actually you are right. When it comes to subjects that require insight, their ability to make an emotional decision and then only acknowledge facts (or usually suppositions) that support that view is unsurpassed.
I was specifically talking about subjects that don't require any insight. Sorry I didn't say that. Things like math and certain basic demonstrable physics.
But, yes, when it comes to anything that involves emotions, like politics, then those people definitely won't admit any faulty thinking.