1.6% of the North American population is philosophically illiterate. What we know for a fact is that for any universe to exist (either this universe in which we live, or the infinite number of universes these people hope exists), either matter has to be eternal or the immaterial Cause of matter has to be eternal.
There are these two options and these two options only.
. This population knows that the material infinite does not and cannot exist.
. However, this cult also a priori denies that anything Supernatural does or can exist.
Since neither of the above options are allowed, this small group of believers waits for a third option to “miraculously” arise. And even though this isn’t going to happen, those who belong to this population have to maintain their implausible position or their belief system will collapse.