Often when we think of anti intellectualism or anti science movements the whipping boy is evangelicals. While there is definitely some crazy claims in modern Christianity concerning resurrections and supernatural healings there is also aspects of this in every culture and race. A strong belief in voodoo curses can be found among African Americans in southern USA. There are lots of Asians who still strongly believe in astrology. In Mexico and SW USA you can find hispanic men and women who believe in black magic curses. Most muslims
believe in beings of smokeless fire. Lots of old white men believe in Bigfoot and within Wiccan and witchcraft “ traditional nature paths” you’ll meet woman after woman who believes in tarot cards and the healing powers of crystals and old ladies that open windows and burn sage to drive out evil forces. Almost all kids can be said to have wild imaginations.
It seems like our species has a driving force towards belief in the other worldly.
Are there any scientific explanations for it? Pros snd Cons? Could God have used that to his advantage.