Apologies for the sheer length of this, the layers of delusion are truly endless. Each sub-heading can be treated as a standalone mini-chapter.
We are used to treating the ‘bought and paid for’ politicians and ideological front groups of the rich and powerful    , or the Christian fundamentalist folks who believe in a cartoon history called Creationism , as groups that are either serving or trapped in deep delusional denial. Then there are “The Rapture” folks who consider that God will beam up the true believers while the rest of us non-believers are left on earth to meet our blood curdling end. For such a true believer, the ongoing destruction of the ecological and resource basis of our complex civilization is not a problem, as God will just make it all better after the non-believers have perished. At the other end of the religious spectrum we have the economists who believe that the new god of the Invisible Hand and the wonders of technology will deliver us from our own suicidal deeds; all we need is to get the prices right