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Saturday, August 28, 2021

In the race to get Americans vaccinated, two groups are commanding a lot of attention: Republicans and white evangelicals. Both are less likely to have been vaccinated already and more likely to refuse vaccination altogether.

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PRRI's March survey found that 28 percent of white evangelical Republicans agreed that "God always rewards those who have faith with good health and will protect them from being infected with COVID-19," compared with 23 percent of Republicans who were not white evangelicals. And that belief correlates more closely with vaccination views among white evangelical Republicans " 44 percent of those who said God would protect them from the virus also said they would refuse to get vaccinated.

Basically White Evangelicals are a bunch of morons is the problem.

#1 | Posted by byrdman at 2021-08-28 08:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#1 - god will take care of them all right. He'll give them what they all want: That ticket to heaven,

#2 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-28 08:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What they want is to punish the wicked.

And what better way than spread disease to the masses?

Kill them all, let G-d sort them out.

It's a Death Cult.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-28 09:23 PM | Reply

These people don't read their Bible.

Moses didn't even get a speech impediment cured and Jesus wore sandals.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-28 10:33 PM | Reply

"Jesus wore sandals."

Follow the gourd. The holy gourd of Jerusalem.

#5 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-28 10:49 PM | Reply

lemmings

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-08-28 11:49 PM | Reply

They dumb.

#7 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-08-29 12:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"he same poll also showed that white evangelicals were more likely than any other Christian group to believe that God would punish nations for the sins of some of its citizens and that natural disasters were a sign from God."

In other words they can't actually think for themselves. I don't hate them but I do feel sorry for their children. Being stuck in some right wing Christian envelope is no way to go through life.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-29 06:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The most vocal and insistent anti-vaxxer I personally know is a former business person that worked at Roche in Newark. This dolt insists that vaccines (any vaccines) can cause autism.
This person is the polar opposite from a Conservative Evangelical. He hates Trump.

#9 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-08-29 08:45 AM | Reply

Anecdotes can be entertaining. They might even be informing in that they point to an areas that may need research, data, and facts. You know, evidence gathered in polls and through research. Like this article articulates and does.

As long as you don't think that your anecdote negates the actual data, fine. Once you start believing your anecdotes over reality, that's a problem.

I can state that my main group of people at my gym I hang with are all protestant, all evangelical, all white, all conservative, and I know a few voted for Trump. I don't generally ask. Three quarters aren't vaccinated. They've also all had COVID and some suffered pretty hard with it, but since they all survived, they think they're all right in their decision. "Praise Jesus."

Do I think my anecdote is what is reflected in Society? No, but it's informative and makes me wonder how wide spread this idiocy is.

Now I have a much better idea.

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-29 09:27 AM | Reply

I'm not buying the "God's will" bs...it's all political with them. They use that nonsense all the time to justify their opinions thinking no one should question them.
Well I have 2 questions for them,
Do you go ever to the doctor when your sick or do you let God decide your fate?

Do you pray with snakes and drink strychnine to prove your faith?

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them."
Mark 16:17-18

#11 | Posted by ScottE at 2021-08-29 10:14 AM | Reply

"former business person that worked at Roche"

What does "business person" mean?

Sales and marketing, that kind of stuff?

Nobody's job title at a company is "business person." That's what bad entrepreneurs call themselves.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-29 10:30 AM | Reply

" 44 percent of those who said God would protect them from the virus also said they would refuse to get vaccinated."

They clearly missed The Parable of the Talents. They're the idiot worker who buried his Talents, rather than use them. As I recall, the "boss" was not happy at all when he returned.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-08-29 10:34 AM | Reply

#9 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2021-08-29 08:45 AM | REPLY | FLAG:"ALL MY FRIENDS ARE MADE UP"

#14 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-29 12:32 PM | Reply

They're Heretics who worship Trump who told them at the start of the pandemic that it was either just the flu or very much like the flu.

They consider this to be a proclamation by their orange man God.

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-29 04:32 PM | Reply

"God would punish nations for the sins of some of its citizens and that natural disasters were a sign from God."

God sure sends an awful lot of signs to Louisiana.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-29 06:02 PM | Reply

The problem with the world is that the truly intelligent people are full of doubts and the terminally stupid are full of confidence.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-30 09:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#17 It's almost like we need some kind of tool to control the stupid people... Some kind of religion or something...

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-30 09:10 AM | Reply

The problem with the world is that the truly intelligent people are full of doubts and the terminally stupid are full of confidence.

#17 | POSTED BY NIXON AT 2021-08-30 09:03 AM | FLAG:

That has always been the case. It's just that so much is at stake now because defeating the pandemic requires that everyone do their share. It's not tyranny, it's civility. One has to be humble enough to recognize that we are interdependent.

I have to believe that a just and loving God, if such a being exists, would want us to use the knowledge we have gained from science, to work together and to do everything we can to care for one another.

#19 | Posted by cbob at 2021-08-30 09:21 AM | Reply

"I have to believe that a just and loving God, if such a being exists, would want us to use the knowledge we have gained from science, to work together and to do everything we can to care for one another."

Exactly. That is the paradox with the God myth. If he is the loving being that his followers want you to believe, he would obviously want us to use the minds he gave us to logically reason and solve problems. Yet, he also wants us to blindly believe in and fear him.

Which is it?

Thomas Jefferson summed it up very well:

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."

#20 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-30 09:43 AM | Reply

"I have to believe that a just and loving God"

^
That's not the one Evangelicals believe in.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-30 09:44 AM | Reply

they Cray Cray is why...

throw those 3 words together...

white-evangelical-rethug,
and I automatically assume your
I.Q. is 15-20 points lower...

#22 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-08-30 01:31 PM | Reply

"Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man ... living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he needs money."

George Carlin

#23 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2021-08-30 02:40 PM | Reply

No one could say things better than Carlin. Carlin didn't take sides, either. If something was ------ up, he tore into it. Both ends of the political spectrum have their faults and Carlin riped 'em all to shreds. He was a great and insightful man who told it like it was.

#24 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-30 03:27 PM | Reply

The most vocal and insistent anti-vaxxer I personally know is a former business person that worked at Roche in Newark. This dolt insists that vaccines (any vaccines) can cause autism.
This person is the polar opposite from a Conservative Evangelical. He hates Trump.

#9 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

There are far more trump humpers giving life to this pandemic than misinformed contrarians.

That giant weeklong rally of 500,000 covid spreading anti vaxxers in sturgis wasn't people who think the vaccine causes autism. It was people who love trump and cant SPELL autism.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-08-30 09:59 PM | Reply

No one could say things better than Carlin. Carlin didn't take sides, either. If something was ------ up, he tore into it. Both ends of the political spectrum have their faults and Carlin riped 'em all to shreds. He was a great and insightful man who told it like it was.

#24 | Posted by jakester

Carlin would have ripped you to shreds for thinking we still live in that era.

Saying "both sides have their faults right now" is like saying "a cold and AIDS are both diseases." Its true, but intentionally hides the truth about the vast difference between them, for the benefit of the side which is far worse.

If you can't tell which side is doing most of the damage right now you were failed by your teachers and parents.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-08-30 10:01 PM | Reply

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