Warning: QAnon’s silly lies: “deep state” is satanic, coronavirus is fake, Trump is truth/media is lies -have merged with evangelical ideology into a Trump-worshiping religion. The small QAnon freak-show risks expanding into a 100-million strong evangelical church-based cult. Long before QAnon’s moronic brand of nonsensical permutations, Televangelists and other self-styled evangelical prophets were claiming to receive divine messages about current events. Now these two fact-free hysterical uneducated White reactions to change merge in the Trump Cult.
Warnings and prophecies about Mr. Trump predate QAnon as well. In July, 2017, for example, the televangelist Rodney Howard-Browne (a friend of Paula White, Mr. Trump’s personal pastor and a White House adviser), told the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that the deep state had “started a war” against Mr. Trump because of his alignment with evangelicals.
“Although many evangelicals may still be sharing QAnon content unwittingly, a new poll shows that the conspiracy theory has been gaining favor with Republican voters; 33 percent said they believe QAnon is “mostly true,” and 23 percent believe “some parts are true.'” (New York Times)
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Thanks for all you do, Mr Schaeffer. This non-theist really appreciates you and your posts and messages.
You have also mentioned Christian Reconstructionism as a real and present danger. Are the movements related in anyway?
I have been so refreshed and stimulated, encouraged, and emboldened by your material. Thank you.
I always wear my heart on my sleeve but finding you has contributed to an even more wobbly relationship with my dear red neck sister… et al
Hubby, Dr. Ray Black / ” Jack” ( BscHon, MSc, Ph.D.) and I are Christians, living in Australia, who seek to live according to Jesus’ words ” As much as you do it to the least of these- you do it to me. ”
This has meant that we are generally regarded by most family and friends as very ” LEFT “…… We do have many other friends, inside and outside of the faith, who share our views.
Many practical implications have arisen for us…. but I’ll let you know more later.
P.S. Oz is far away from the U.S.A. but we care deeply about your politics…. and can’t abide Mr. Trump. Keep up your fantastic work.
Oh, and another thing, we are both 71 – in the early years of our relationship we, like so many others, took great pleasure in discussing your father’s works; disagreements about ‘the line of despair’ etc.
Mary Black ( 19.09.2020)