Some are afraid to acknowledge or show interest in something that is outside of the normal scope of reality. For some religion has made them feel you shouldn’t dabble in astrology, magic, or numerology. One should never judge nor should you speak on something you have no knowledge of.
You cannot possibly make a decision based upon just one reality. You have to factor in all aspects to make an accurate decision. Some will not agree but, to me religion is no different. Christians speak of Satan yet not many have taken the time to read the Satanic Bible.
Are they afraid reading the book will somehow taint them and they’ll become evil? All of their prayer and do they not believe that the lord will protect them as they find out what the enemy is up to. Many have opinions on what is good or bad, they will try to entice you to follow them.
We were given brains and freedom of choice. When you consider all the factors many things become clear. Once you have collected all the information, you become intelligent enough to arrive at the right conclusion. Not everybody is born to be a leader. Me, I have a hard time following somebody that has not taken the time to become knowledgeable about everything before leading me into battle.