Spaniards and Americans are not like Europeans, they are not like Orientals, theya have something in common, that they do not need religion or mysticism not to belive in reality as all the world knows it, not even when they see it. In fact reality for them is not real and that is why there are skyscrapers and American literature and Spanish paintings and literature.
Page 18, Picasseo by Gertrude Stein, Dover Publications, Inc. New York, originally published: London: B.T. Bartsford, 1938. ISBN 978-0-486-24715-1
And, as a comment from the 21st Century, that is why there are educators and politicians, who think Intelligent Design is science.