First, to quote Spike Spiegel, "What happens, happens."
Good luck trying to fight against it. You must realize what little power over your world and environment you have. And once you realize you don't control your environment, you realize that all you can do is control you. So you must adapt to your environment, no matter how unfair, harsh or psychotic it gets.
Second, you can't fight ignorance. Stupid, you can remedy. But you can't fight ignorance, let alone religious zealotry. Even if those are people and you are right, you will drive yourself insane trying to rationalize or reason with them.
You do, however, have several options that can hedge against the stupidity of people.
Capital and intellectual flight.
And what did the ole Captain say on Nov 5th?
There will be more, but your Captain is going to enjoy the decline today!
I suggest you do the same.