Official State Position

You see: it's the political position of the state, without regard for the scientific basis or foundation.

Atheist or not, Ayn Rand was right: "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. "