The Feb. 7 letter, “Believing QAnon like believing religion,” made more than just a valid point in comparing the un-thought mechanisms of faith and QAnon — and how accepting “untestable” beliefs can condition and corrupt the mind’s conception of what is true and what is not.

The question I ask myself is: Why is religion unable to offer a testable path of faith that might yield some result? There is nothing in Scripture to contradict the idea and a great deal, using both canonical and non-canonical texts, to support such a possibility. Without questioning anyone’s sincerity, I continually wonder if existing religion is anything more than an intellectual self-deception and theological counterfeit.

Robert Landbeck

Dedham, Maine



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