Oh I get it, frog.
The only conclusion I can reach is that the reason they believe is *also* "gang mentality."
They believe because everybody else they know does and they persecute and ostracize anybody who doesn't.
Welcome to Alabamistan. Be sure to leave your brain at the state line.
Wow. The line I bolded is not only accurate in more ways than one (not just religion but other ways as well), but is hilarious and scary at the same time. Alabama is a beautiful state and there are some wonderful people here...too bad the bolded part is true of all states around it as well, too.