Imagine you like a fairy tale so much that you want to live in it. Then imagine you read this fairy tale every single day of your life, well into your adulthood and every time someone says your fairy tale hero doesn’t really exist, you take it as an offence to your dignity and beliefs. Imagine you live in the most advanced country in the First World, where access to education is universal but you refuse to take advantage of it because it threatens your morality.
In short, imagine you’re an idiot.
But wait a while before you get offended. The good news is you’re not alone. A 2012 Gallup poll shows 46% of Americans believe God made humans in their exact current form sometime during the last 10.000 years, in 6 days, together with the Earth and everything else. This number is definitely on the rise, reflecting the spiritual evolution of modern consumerist societies in which everybody feels entitled to be an idiot.