I sort of think these are the mistakes people make while believing in stereotypical notions about god/religion, nationalism etc...
1. Generalization of exceptions that confirm their biases. Going as far as claiming those are better than scientific understandings.
2. A complete ignorance about being privileged and thus promoting their identity and their status as natural order of things.
3. Sidestepping glaring problems by only providing lip service as those don't hurt them (could be short sighted -> is that ableist? Am I allowed to use it since I'm short-sighted?).