A new academic study reveals that the resistance to rules in the COVID-19 pandemic is linked to what people believe about Christian nationalism. Several academics from various schools in the Midwest are involved in this research. This is a brief post encouraging people to read an article at the Religion News Service that explains the thinking behind this issue.
“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”
Charles De Gaulle
“Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; on top of the wall[d] she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech:“
Proverbs 1:20-21 NIV
This is going to be a brief post but I want to push an article written at The Religion News Service that was published recently. They did a piece about the COVID-19 pandemic and how Christian nationalism is affecting it. How a person responds to the pandemic is based not upon science but their view of Christian nationalism. For some that has become the overriding factor. Consider what is said in the following paragraph form an academic from the University of Oklahoma.
“Christian nationalists have indicated over several studies that … they are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories, more likely to distrust the media and more likely to distrust scientists and feel like there’s some kind of conspiratorial agenda that is behind all of that,” said Samuel Perry, associate professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma, in an interview. To read more go to, “How Christian nationalism may determine whether you wear a mask.”