Why Do People Continue to Disbelieve What They Know to be True?
I am speaking here specifically on religion and other superstitious beliefs which science has well disproven. But, this is an open thread, and I am generally curious on everyone's beliefs, as much as I would like to hear mostly from fellow atheists here.
From my own impression, this whole superstitious strain of belief, of thinking, is a societal virus which continues to hold mankind down and is the cause of just every war and totalitarian system on the planet.
All because people want to believe there is someone or some people "up there" looking out for them. They are weak minded, and immoral enough to deeply lie to themselves and everyone else.
But, hey, maybe I am wrong. Correct me if so. And if you agree with me, then tell me why you think people can not free themselves from this horrendous problem the world faces. Let us get the facts straight: we really are headed for an apocalypse of man's own making by fighting against climate science and by crazy religious beliefs that can spurn terrorism.