Our attitude toward religion and belief in God is largely dependent on culture and education, and on the period in which we live.
In some eras of history, belief in God was prevalent, perhaps almost universal, while in other eras, the opposite was the case.
We are not talking about faith in its general sense here, since the human capability and desire to believe seems to have existed throughout history and to encompass all ideologies.
The prevalence of superstitions and adherence to them has not changed much in the last five thousand years.
What do change are the forms assumed by these beliefs.
Whether they exist or not, demons always continue to be active; they merely appear with different masks and disguises in each generation.
The idea that one day people will be free of all types of belief and will deal with life’s issues in an exclusively rational manner seems as impossible today as it did in the past.
On the contrary, this aspiration itself is but one of the plethora of beliefs in the world.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz