I love you, Stephen Fry
Can you imagine if a TV host in the US had answered the question “why do people believe in religion” with: “Because they are foolish, ignorant and scared”? I’m sure people would be freaking out instead of actually paying attention to the fact that he’s absolutely right. It is foolish and ignorant to literally trust that the stuff written in the Bible actually happened. How else can you characterize professed belief in a mythological text?