You are making an assumption though.
That the stars are really as other people say they are.
Suppose I am God, and I create a terrarium in order that souls evolve and reincarnate through a cycle of birth, aging, death, afterlife, and rebirth until they are able to develop to the point where they escape this world and become ascendant beings. A spiritual evolution plan to match the physical evolution plan. Unfortunately, if they know I am watching them, my plan will not proceed, because they will become distracted instead with worshiping me (yup, all those who worship God are unevolved by this rationale). And so I create a blue screen.
I swap out stock images for a sunny day...
For a Starry Night...
And so on.
The rain, wind, and snow are simply special effects.
Btw, the average human can only see a few miles even on a sunny day. Even on Everest, the furthest we can see is about 336 km. This is not due to "curvature" (which does not exist, because the curvature supposedly happens at about five km or 3.1 miles, but even from 5 meters up, real distance is 8 km according to this calculator
, and I've been on mountains and seen distant mountains, as it would be on a flat nonmoving illusory Earth) but that our horizon creates a natural screen against further vision.
I am nearsighted. I find it completely absurd that I can barely see leaves on a tree (a giant Sequoia for that matter) from a couple hundred feet
yet somehow we can see these from light years away.
The only solution to this obvious visual discrepancy is that we are looking at a parallax. A blue screen.
Supposedly, these stars are years displaced from our sight, and some have actually burned out by the time we see them. That's a load of crap. We've looked at these same stars since the beginnings of human history. We would have noticed a difference by now, if they were long since dead.
2.5 million light years is supposedly how far away we can see. But my eyes cannot see fine detail on a tree less than one mile away. Only that it is green, has leaves and branches, but I certainly cannot see the veins of leaves on such trees from more than maybe 50 ft away. How then can I see 2.5 million light years (about 23 quintillion miles)?