Religion’s Timothy Beal talks about QAnon

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Daily KosTimothy Beal, Distinguished University Professor and the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, spoke about QAnon and its resemblance to a new religious movement—characterizing QAnon as being in a style reminiscent of Jonestown, Heaven’s Gate and Waco. “One thing I want to really emphasize is that—I would argue, anyway—that, fundamentally and at their core, these movements really are religious movements, even when they don’t talk about God,” Beal said.