It would appear that your fundamental assumption (there are benefits from being superstitious) may be worth questioning. When we look at the historical record we see that religionism is far more frequently the cause of great harm than the impetus for good deeds. Intellectually we see that all religions are incoherent and reflect the ignorance and prejudices of the tribes or groups that invented them. Outside of the USA, which is uniquely religious for a developed nation because of its population descending mainly from uneducated immigrants, we see that intelligence is inversely correlated with religious belief. In other words, clever and educated people realize early on that all religions are empty propositions.

Perhaps if you lived in Western Europe you wouldn’t feel the need to fit in with religionists because they have far less influence (and even less credibility) than in the USA.

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