What an odd place to find ourselves in. Some evangelical Christians, who used to be guardians of decency and moral human behavior, now have to have their clergy explain to them why Trump wasn’t the messiah he’d been touted as for the last four years. A piece in the Los Angeles Times recently described the struggles of one such minister with his congregation that had fully bought into the conspiracy theories Trump promulgated in order to mask his own lack of care for his country and its citizens. Conspiracy theories have become big business in academia with faculty from many departments exploring them. I haven’t seen much in the way of religion departments participating in the discussion, but I think they should. Why? Religions are all about getting people to believe and act in prescribed ways.
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