"How is it a problem to you whether average americans believe in evolution or not?"

This question was just asked in comments to a previous post. My response was:

Because having such a significant percentage of the most powerful nation in the world believing in a pernicious fairy tale is deeply dangerous. Having another significant percentage of the world's population believing in a different pernicious fairy tale is even more deeply dangerous. The fact that the two sides are now fighting over whose fictitious friend is better than the others' fictitious friend is completely fucking nuts.