Atheists say people in the Western tradition had to wait for modern science to grasp that the universe was huge, and had to shed historic Judeo-Christian views to do so.
New religions aren’t necessarily founded already knowing that that is what they are destined to become.
Notice once again that you don’t have to be a religious believer to see through the charade that evolutionary theory has got everything all figured out.
One view, favored in the media and academia, says that faith stands separate from science, or that science has displaced faith.
It was, and is, the most controversial Catholic document of the past century, and perhaps of any century.