Let's define "rationalizing believers" as those who believe in god, spirits, or some other supernatural force, but do not subscribe to the mainstream beliefs.

My premise is this:   Educated people remain believers for what reason?  Why do I find their claims no more credible than those of the fundamentalists?   Wouldn't it be more plausible to actually prove the existence of something before we accept it as "real"?

Is it simply unacceptable to know that we do not know?