Proverbs 14:15 says, "The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going." If man was not basically stupid and sinful then there would be no need for the Bible and the message of salvation. If men were already born smart, wisdom would not be crying down the streets but the problem is that people are wise and righteous in their own eyes. Worse, the more stupid people a person is the smarter that person thinks he or she is. They may even be deluded into believing that the lies they make up are not lies. You don't deny that sometimes the truth can be faster but more often than not, lies end up traveling half around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. It really still reminds me of how today's people are always buying just everything they hear and Satan loves to take advantage of the truth.
It all starts with how the child is trained. The child tends to believe everything their parent/s tell them like they like to them about Santa Claus or the Boogeyman they're bound to believe it. One can always say that it's a childhood phase but in reality if children are not trained properly, they're most likely to go the wrong way (Proverbs 22:6). That's why children must be biblically fed but the problem is most children don't grow up in Christian homes. Many parents today ignore biblical values that either they're abusive parents, negligent parents or indulgent parents to name some ways that a child is not biblically raised. No wonder many children today don't grow up well and they just believe everything they hear. Even if they may no longer believe that Santa Claus or the Boogeyman exists but they're trained to believe just everything they hear.
The Internet today has become a force that's either used for good or for evil. Just think that it in this digital age, lies can even spread faster whether it's by printed leaflets, books, mobile phone text messages, picture messages, social media, blogs and websites. It's very easy to say, "I tell nothing but the truth." but to be saturated with lies at the same time. As said, "Don't believe everything you read or hear from just anywhere, you better discern it." Sadly, most people just choose the easy way out to just believe everything and say, "Well it's on the Internet, it must be true." What's most frequently ignored is that the Internet is really a battlefield these days. You have men of God publishing the truth while there are men of Satan who publish lies online to derail the truth. Whenever it's a Christian ministry, men of God must always be ready to have all the mud and dirt to be slung at them, that they must expect that only a few people will ever believe the truth (Matthew 7:13-14).
False religion is so rampant because lies usually travel faster than the truth. While the ministers of God are still wearing their shoes, the ministers of Satan have already traveled faster than they did. Many people tend to think that as long as it travels fast then it's the truth. Just think how many people would go to a godly assembly of Christians in contrast to false religion. How many prosperity gospel quack preachers get more followers? Just because where you are has more people than the other group doesn't mean that the group is following the truth. It's not about how many people are in that group that makes it a truth or a lie. It's all about whether or not it's the truth or not because truth never changes based on people who believe it.