yes it’s so amazing there are people on FR who take their religion seriously. If you go to daily kos or DU you won’t find too many people who do.
I'm all for taking religion seriously, but I'm not in favor of placing dogmatic (mis)interpretation of scripture in direct opposition to, well, reality.
If you read scripture that you believe says the sky is green and the grass is blue, you have three options. First, you can abandon your faith. Second, you can question your interpretation of the scripture, given the obvious facts. Third, you can believe that the grass is indeed blue and the sky is indeed green regardless of what your own eyes tell you. I chose the second of those options. Clearly, others chose the third.