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Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:42 PM

Are the Q people a new Know Nothing Party or a new religion.

Itís rare that a new religion starts. The Mormons are the last I can recollect.

But Iím beginning to think the Q folks are the first social media religion. Which should I guess be expected. Back when people talked to each other face to face it was almost impossible for a new religion to start. But with social media it does not surprise me that it is accelerated.

Currently their predictions keep changing and the dates of trumps re-installment keeps moving back. Itís apparent to any thinking person, including all the republicans I know that is has been bullshit from the git-go.

For several months I thought the whole Q thing would go away like the Know Nothings. But they keep doubling down. At this point even after Biden wins a second term and trump had met the maker I canít see them joining reality. They will still be here in 2026.

When the Mormons came on the scene they were thought crazy. But their believers were all in. And now there are millions of them.

I canít see the Q people just walking away at this point. And most of them are religious anyway. And they are all in. It dominates most of their lives.

Sorry for the crazy OP. But it just hit me that these people are behaving more like a religious group than a group of political junkies.

Iím not religious. Ex-evangelical. Q peopleís faith in their crazy beliefs reminds me of the shit I believed in as a kid.

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Reply Are the Q people a new Know Nothing Party or a new religion. (Original post)
GulfCoast66 Jul 2021 OP
littlemissmartypants Jul 2021 #1
GulfCoast66 Jul 2021 #8
littlemissmartypants Jul 2021 #10
GulfCoast66 Jul 2021 #12
onecaliberal Jul 2021 #2
mucifer Jul 2021 #3
multigraincracker Jul 2021 #5
multigraincracker Jul 2021 #4
Hoyt Jul 2021 #6
SoonerPride Jul 2021 #7
struggle4progress Jul 2021 #9
Midnight Writer Jul 2021 #11
C_U_L8R Jul 2021 #13
Buckeye_Democrat Jul 2021 #14

Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:46 PM

1. I thought it was "know nothing" ? nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:58 PM

8. You are correct. I've made the edit.

I suspect the same substance that made me post such a crazy post is what made me miss such a basic grammar basic! But Iím truly amazed at so many people believing something so improbable. And continuing to believe when nothing predicted happens.

I just hit me that it is more like a religion than anything else. Believing on faith.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 11:13 PM

10. It's a psychosis, imo. But then maybe fervent believers

Borderline on the insane. One has only to crack the spine of The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James to figure that out. Especially, his story about George Fox, the Quaker, who he describes as a psychopath.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 11:23 PM

12. Now I have some reading to do! Never heard of them.

But psychopaths probably started many religions. In my opinion of course. I have respect for liberal religious people. Just disagree.

My best friend of 42 years who I love like a brother is a leader in his church. Very liberal church. We grew up together in an evangelical church. We went different ways. But are both liberal democrats.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:46 PM

2. They're a kkkult.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:47 PM

3. jonestown members

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Response to mucifer (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:52 PM

5. You beat me to it.

Jackie Speiers might play a roll in both.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:49 PM

4. I'm thinking Jonestown.

Care for some Coolaid?

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:52 PM

6. Rubes consumed with hatred.

 

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:57 PM

7. They are a cancer.

Each person is a cell in that cancer.

And it is growing.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 11:04 PM

9. Some are trolls; some are distractors; some want followers and don't care

who follows them; some are well-meaning stooges; and some are just demented

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 11:19 PM

11. As long as people have buttons, other people are going to push them.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 12:13 AM

13. They are their own Qult.

I believe they call themselves Qretins.

We know them as Qreeps and Qrooks.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 01:56 AM

14. Magical thinkers, which encompasses cults/religions.

With false predictions transformed into affirmation of their non-evidence based crazy thinking, since such disinformation is supposedly necessary to confuse a widespread cabal of enemies.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon
Q has dismissed their false claims and incorrect predictions as deliberate, claiming that "disinformation is necessary". This has led Australian psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky to emphasize the "self-sealing" quality of the conspiracy theory, highlighting its anonymous purveyor's use of plausible deniability and noting that evidence against it "can become evidence of [its] validity in the minds of believers".

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