So do you feel a similar way about people who believe in, say, god or aliens?
People who believe in God are entitled to, because it tends to be more of an abstract embodiment of internal morality or a coping mechanism for the mortality of humanity, and I wouldn’t deny a person either of those!
People who try to make other people believe in god hold a special place in my spleen though.
People who believe in aliens pretty much have every right to do so. There’s water on Mars, after all, and if in a supposedly infinite universe we were the only life, that would be pretty weird.
People who believe we’ve already been visited by intelligent aliens hold a special place right next to the people who try to make other people believe in God though.