Religion seems ludicrous to the scientifically-minded because of the different modes of reasoning. I think that the Christian perspective is that evidence is provided by divine revelation while the scientifically-minded, the evidence is provided by empirical proof. I think that both subscribe to rationalism and skepticism. The skeptics in Christianity are people like the Protestants who were skeptical about Catholicism's doctrines and authority and their skepticism manifested in the many Protestant denominations today. Even in early Christianity, there was much skepticism as evidenced by the many denominations of the time, especially regarding the nature of Jesus. What I mean by skepticism in this regard is that many were skeptical that the other had the true answer to something and they displayed that by coming with their own answer or answers about that specific issue. The scientifically-minded say that Christianity is full of fables but that is because they are looking at it from their own perspective. The Gospels writers, for example, were not trying to write historically accurate and verifiable biographies of Jesus, they were sharing with people the "good news" that has come to the world.