The smarter you are, the higher education you get, the richer you become, the less likely you would seek to believe in a higher power. Because you would be able to fulfill your basic needs.
It's usually countries, infested by war, poverty, struggle, and illiteracy who have alarmingly high rates of religious people. These people need to believe in something else because their life is worthless, and that is hard to accept.
If that's true (and that's a BIG IF) then why do you hate these people?
Alright. btw, I'm not arguing or attacking you, I'm trying to understand so I ask questions. I dont go to INTPc so I don't know you at all. I'm just curious about how you feel about people who are religious and why. You said you despise superstition and you described the kinds of people who you felt would believe in superstition and why they do it. So you don't really despise the people who believe in superstition, just the superstition itself? I sense that you have ill feelings towards the people who believe too. Am I wrong?