Belief in gods is one thing. Hell, we're hardwired by evolution to believe in all sorts of things that aren't actually there - it gave meaning to the nonenlightened human "spirit" back when supposition was all there was.
And considering its treated with reverence not ridicule, its no surprise people fall under its spell, whether through direct brainwashing or just the simple osmosis of ideas.
But since we all just exist in Hurley's mind anyway, what does it matter...
Anyway, back to belief, I was discussing (ranting) with the wife down the pub about belief, politics, religion, and possible explanations for the Fermi Paradox which though seemingly fantastical are actually "relatively" more likely. But with that single sentence I've exhausted myself within this Comment... ABORT.