How QAnon Conspiracies and Chinese Cultists are Impacting American Christianity

I know that when I surf through some of the Christian radio stations broadcasting around here, I’m genuinely horrified by how dishonestly they portray their many enemies, and that contrived facade of gospel and “God” that hides a message imbued with hatred and separation towards other, while always demanding more money from their faithful.


MSNBC Conservative writers Peter Wehner, Matt Lewis and David French join Morning Joe to discuss how QAnon conspiracy theories are impacting Christianity and the church.


Religion twinned with politics.

Fear toward progressivism and the left.

Fusion between evangelicalism and fundamentalism.

One thing leads to another. Enough of this craziness.

What’s really spooky is that the only guarantee we have these days is that our existential situation will get uglier and uglier. With Climate Roulette, weather catastrophes, with increasing areas of global real estate becoming unlivable.

We increasingly petty self-obsessed humans, don’t seem to have the grit, nature or intellect to constructively deal with it. I fear this head long rush into self-delusion will only snowball as the next couple decades unfold, to doing nothing but compound the horrors.



A May 2019 intelligence bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Phoenix office labeled conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorism threat for the first time. The bulletin mentioned QAnon by name specifically and described the broader movement of “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists” as deserving particular attention. “Conspiracy theories promoting violence” was designated one of the most serious aspects of the domestic violent extremism threat in a recently released unclassified report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). QAnon is a far right conspiratorial movement that creates and co- opts “theories” to fit an evolving narrative underpinned by the core notion that the “Deep State,” led by a cabal of elitist pedophiles, is leading the United States. These ideas are fueled by occasional messages from an anonymous individual, known as Q.

Quantifying The Q Conspiracy: A Data-Driven Approach to Understanding the Threat Posed by QAnon


The dark propaganda strategy behind Falun Gong's Media Group In recent years, Falun Gong 's media activities have become more frequent. Justin Tategal, Neighbor Posted Wed, May 27, 2020

www patch_com/ohio/cleveland/dark-propaganda-strategy-behind-falun-gong-s-media-group

According to NBC verification reports, Epoch Media Group and Falun Gong’s outreach work together with Shen Yun, a dance group known for its ubiquitous advertising and disturbing performances. Falun Gong 's brainwashing strategy is more novel and professional, combining ancient Chinese meditation practice, mysticism and often ultra-conservative cultural worldview. But in fact, there is a subtle influence on the worship of personal leaders and extreme thinking. Its leaders opposed homosexuality, feminism and popular music, and claimed to be a god who can float and walk on the wall. The ownership and operation of “The Epoch Times” are completely formulated by Falun Gong development policies.

“Falungong is a spiritual practice organization that aims to overthrow the Chinese government.” According to a former employee interviewed by NBC News, the founder of Falun Gong called Epoch Media Group “our media.” …

… Behind the scenes, the ownership and management of the media are closely linked to Falun Gong, which is a heretical spiritual group whose stated goal is to overthrow the Chinese government. According to interviews with employees of the former Epoch Times, it was this motive that pushed the organization toward Trump, a move that was both profitable and beneficial to its information …


How the 'parasite' QAnon conspiracy cult went global How a dangerous virtual cult is going global

By Gianluca Mezzofiore, Katie Polglase, Tim Lister, Frederik Pleitgen, Natalie Croker and Sergio Hernandez, CNN

Updated 10:26 AM ET, Wed October 7, 2020


How CNN reported this story
For this story, CNN created a data set of public Facebook groups and pages that publish QAnon theories across the globe. We excluded US QAnon sites because we sought to focus on QAnon’s presence beyond the United States.
We based our data on a list of pages and groups compiled by Marc-André Argentino, a PhD candidate at Concordia University and an associate fellow at the Global Network on Extremism & Technology who has researched QAnon. CNN spoke with Argentino to discuss his methodology for vetting QAnon Facebook pages and groups and expanded his dataset to show a more comprehensive set of QAnon sites based on the set of rules outlined below. …


China and Russia played significant role in promoting QAnon conspiracy theory, study claims Study claims ‘intense amplification efforts’ of QAnon conspiracies seek to ‘sow further discord and division’ in US society

Oliver O’Connell New York
Monday 19 April 2021

www. independent.co_uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/qanon-china-russia-facebook-radicalisation-b1833984_html



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