Those who are outside the bubble take these texts and their religion as a whole very seriously. They do believe and are convinced that Jesus is a real supernatural figure who will return sooner than later and establish his kingdom. Many believe in a rapture and a role for the modern nation-state of Israel, the United States, and some other supposedly godless country like Russia or China, all engaged in a final battle that will begin in the Middle East.
What is shocking to the elites in the bubble is how many people really do believe that and who believe their role is to participate in making it happen. And they vote.