Credulity, the enabler of avoidance, has never been as rampant as in the age of science.
Avoidance of death has been the biggest motivator of credulity in the past. That is the only sum of much traditional religion. Now science offers even more potent and destructive avenues for avoidance. Here are a few examples among countless: technology to enable us to consume energy without concern for the consequences; efficient farming to feed the plague of homo sapiens (pohs); plans to colonize beyond earth; medical technology to postpone death - eventually indefinitely.