For a long time I took the Evangelicals at their word that they were voting based only on whoever is anti-abortion. But now with Tr*mp it's clearer than ever that they share an ethos:
Many religions are established on the idea that it's not only acceptable to believe in things for which there are no evidence or data (or counter to evidence), but it is what makes you a good person--faith.
Evangelical Christianity in particular is notorious for politicizing its belief systems, so it makes sense that they would love a guy like Tr*mp, who affirms the idea that belief without proof, or contrary to proof, is what makes him and them "special"
Believe in what I say despite evidence to the contrary; everyone who contradicts me is lying and/or wrong and/or evil; turn off your brain and follow me by faith--it's at the core of both Tr*mpism and Evangelicalism.
Everyone wants to be told that they're special and that they don't have to worry about anything, that their actions, at the end of the day, don't really have consequences. Both these systems do that.
Essentially, the crossover with Tr*mp and the church is not a bug, it's a feature. @C_Stroop and many others have written more eloquently about this than I. #exvangelical
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