Obviously, that child has no future in engineering, but that doesn't mean they can't get $45 an hour working on an oil rig. I would think that most of them (children) get past their religious indoctrination and that eventually, they will discover how things actually work.
Do I support this type of nonsense education? Hell NO. But I don't think the ignorance is as widespread as the OP implies. I'm guessing that the families that support this type of education are of lesser than normal intelligence and their children are not genetically qualified for big success. So, does it matter?