That's not new, it's a well-known phenomenon that there's quite literally no belief so absurd that it can't be held as truth by someone, which makes it fundamentally impossible, based on the belief itself, to distinguish between someone expressing a truly held belief and someone satirizing absurd beliefs.
And this is a case where fiction suffers from the need to make sense.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain