What sets us aside from the other animals is our capacity for rational thought. Yet there are people out there who would waste our capacity for free thinking – perhaps the greatest gift evolution has given us – by retreating into superstition.
What’s worse, many of them would force their bizarre, anachronistic ideas on the rest of us.
We have had millennia of religious indoctrination and faith-driven stifling of our rational gifts. It’s time to redress the balance.