NBC News promotes its own Satanism-scare report, which is itself a kind of scare-news device

"Yes, QAnon believers allege all kinds of wild things about Satan’s work in American politics. This is not the same thing as the scores of mainstream believers...  who will testify that they see the work of the Devil in some mind, body and spirit warping trends in modern life." - GetReligion

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PRRI Study: About One in Five Americans Agree With the Core Tenets of QAnon

“While these believers are racially, religiously, and politically diverse, the unifying beliefs are that their way of life is under attack and that they might be willing to resort to violence to defend their vision of the country.” - RNS

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One-Fourth of White Evangelicals Embrace the QAnon Conspiracy Theory: Poll

"The poll by the Public Religion Research Institute, released Monday, found that 23 percent of white evangelicals and 26 percent of Republicans believe three major tenets of the QAnon theory" - C.Headlines

Related: (PRRI) Findings from the 2021 American Values Survey

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Why white supremacists and QAnon enthusiasts are obsessed – but very wrong – about the Byzantine Empire

"No matter the provenance of the recent interest in Byzantium from America’s white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, one thing is clear: It is based on a very warped idea of the Byzantine Empire that has emerged out of the empire’s fraught place in our histories, caught between ancient and medieval, spirituality and bureaucracy." - The Conversation

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Survey: More than a quarter of white evangelicals believe core QAnon conspiracy theory

"There was also significant support among white evangelicals for the claim that members of antifa, or anti-fascist activists, were ‘mostly responsible’ for the attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to the survey conducted by the conservative American Enterprise Institute." - RNS

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Russel Moore: How Do I Talk to People Who Fall for Conspiracy Theories?

"I’ve been asked this question more times and by more people than I can count over the past several weeks. ...First of all, realize that the wisdom is true that one cannot reason someone out of something one was never reasoned into in the first place. ...There is no easy step-by-step argument to pull someone out of a Facebook echo chamber. Even so, here are some suggestions." - Russel Moore

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