Seeing religion for what it is wasn't nearly as devastating as seeing America for what it is.You're suspicious where I am not (the above), and vice versa (the Republicans). Who shall we trust?
Three great monoliths have fallen for me in my lifetime and been transformed from institutions of great admiration to the opposite: the Christian church, the American government, and organized medicine. I don't really care what any of them have to say any more. I count it all a loss. I would have preferred that they were what I originally thought they were, and I would have preferred to have been a proud American Christian physician today. It just didn't work out that way, and I have adapted to my new personal reality and moved on.
But I still trust and respect the people and values of secular humanism and academia. I trust Lawrence Krauss' motives and values even if I don't agree with all of his ideas. And I find no evidence of subterfuge, base values, or ulterior motives in blacklagoon, either. You seem to see them as having a devious hidden agenda.
I'd wager that most Americans, whether they are Christian or not, have a world view that is nothing more than a house of cards. I don't know if people can't handle the truth, or just think they can't. Maybe they're not thinking at all. I do know that it is very sad that so many people live their lives in a fog of misinformation.