It has been presumed by the critics of ID that religious beliefs like Christianity are sustained primarily through socializing mechanisms.
Perhaps they believe that through alternative socializing mechanisms religion can be destroyed. Consider the petttion Dawkins signed to label Christianity as child abuse.
However, there is reason to think such anti-religion measures would not succeed because some people’s religion was not originated from socializing mechanisms.
Consider the near death experience and conversion of George Foreman. He was an impoverished teenage criminal that eventually reformed into the multi-millionaire minister of the Gospel he is today [reportedly signed a 137 million contract among other mutli-million dollar contracts].
See the abbreviated version of Foreman’s story: George Foreman beyond.. part4
Foreman is an example of what “the God Delusion” can do for someone’s life. “The God Delusion” can reform a formerly impoverished criminal and make him an upstanding and wealthy member of society.
From an operational perspective, it seems counter productive to industry to suppress certain forms of “the God delusion”.
In contrast, societies predicated on destroying the God delusion have been abysmal failures (can we say Stalin and Mao and Hitler). Darwinism is only useful for puppy beaters, and Foreman’s life is an example of what Darwinism cannot do for us.
For interested readers, I strongly encourage watching the entire story:
George Foreman beyond…part1
George Foreman beyond…part2
George Foreman beyond…part3