A new study, published in something called
the Journal for The Scientific Study of Religion, claims that both
Christian nationalism and biblical literalism are independently associated with
a greater tendency to believe in conspiracy theories. More to the
progressive point, that study purportedly found when people believed in both
Christian nationalism and biblical literalism, their distrust of government
officials increased significantly. Egads!
In other words, they
were more astute and less naive.
Yet leftists believe the findings provide insight into the
sociocultural factors that contribute to the inexplicable spread and
persistence of “misinformation”—amongst certain groups of people.
Study researchers claimed to be motivated by a growing concern
over the allegedly harmful effects of “conspiracy theories,” such as those
surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and the belief that the 2020 election may have
been stolen from Donald Trump. They supposedly also sought to better understand
the factors that contribute to the endorsement of what they consider to be conspiracy
theories within specific religious and ideological contexts, according to some online
LOL! “Conspiracy theories” such as COVID-19 originated in the Wuhan
Virology Lab or that the Russian-collusion theory was a hoax perpetrated by
Trump’s political opponents? Oh wait, those were both absolutely true. Or that
the vaccines didn’t prevent transmission and, in fact, caused a great many
serious harm? Oh wait, those are each factual statements, as well. Or maybe
that…oh, never mind. It is abundantly clear that leftists proactively label any
and all inconvenient facts-- and anything with which they disagree-- as
I can’t state this emphatically enough: to
leftists, a “conspiracy theory” is literally anything-- no matter how
fact-based, empirically obvious, or rational—that doesn’t support their ideological
agenda (which is specifically intended to grant them power over infidels like
us for perpetuity). You can bet the “researchers” were “motivated” by nothing
more than this. Period.
If you believe that the United States has
demonstrably, historically done more good for the world than other countries
you are trafficking in a “conspiracy theory.” Doubt that the reported/purported
2020 election results were anything but the beatific offspring of the most
fair, honest, open, accurate, and integrity-laden election in U.S. history? You
are guilty of advancing a “conspiracy theory.” And of “threatening our
democracy.” And participating in “The Big Lie.”
To many “progressives”/Democrats/Marxists/Communists—and
there is sadly little difference among these now—belief in Christ is a
“conspiracy theory.” As is belief in God or any higher power. Because they
are who they’ve been waiting for. They are the higher power and
the One True God. And a remarkably jealous deity at that. Do not dare to cross
them. Or else.
you if you dare to differ with them. But, if you bend a knee and pledge
eternal fealty to them, they may let you exist. Ain’t democracy
groups” of people do seem to espouse conspiracy theories, traffic in
hoaxes, routinely obfuscate-- and push “The Big Lie.” Those groups include our
elected officials, so-called “experts,” the Deep State, and those in “entertainment,”
academia and the mainstream media. And far too many “scientists,” like, for
example, Dr. Fauci-- and those in bed with Climate Change hucksters.
for The Scientific Study of Religion? If progressives are serious about
diversity, equity, and inclusion, perhaps there should also be a Journal for
The Religious Study of Science.