"There exists in a society a very special class of persons that I have always referred to as the Believers. These are folks who have chosen to accept a certain religion, philosophy, theory, idea or notion and cling to that belief regardless of any evidence that might, for anyone else, bring it into doubt. They are the ones who encourage and support the fanatics and the frauds of any given age. No amount of evidence, no matter how strong, will bring them any enlightenment. They are sheep who beg to be fleeced and butchered, and who will battle fiercely to preserve their right to be victimized." -the Amazing Randi
Well said Mr Randi!
They are party to their own vicitmization because they fear what it would mean for their world if they were accepted that they were wrong.
Evidence, science and logic are the only ways that we have to assess the nature of reality, and if you can't satisfy the requirements of those tools, then maybe you should look at your belief.
But what is sad is that they fight for the right to be fooled and led down the path to delusion, misinformation, manipulation, slavery and unsupported views. Their respect for that "right" becomes more important than their respect for the truth about the universe.
You're the man Mr Randi! Keep up the good work, and spread the love of logic and evidence. The world is FAR more interesting and magestic than we give it credit for.