I see, Fred Steeves, that in the example you are giving, you are using an analogy of the Christian religion for your analogy. This is because your 'choice' is to draw an analogous similarity of those that are following the information that Q is providing to those that follow an established religion. In this case, it is Christianity.
Originally posted by Fred Steeves
There is a Yuuge problem in using this kind of analogy, that you choose to overlook. Religions are essentially driven by faith, a belief in God. A faith that God exists. And, faith, and a belief, requires no proof that a God exists. Just a belief that a God exists is enough. That is enough for a so-called 'established religion'.
On the other hand, Q requires no faith, no belief in God, or whether or not God exists. In fact, one needs no faith, no belief, that even Q exists. The Q drops are proof enough. The Q drops alone are enough. As, several drops have been quite correct on a number of occasions.
These drops are called 'Q proofs'. There is no need to 'believe' in Q. There is no need to have 'faith' in Q. Just seeing that the 'Q posts' have been correct on a number of occasions is proof enough. No faith, no belief is needed. The Q Proofs are enough. Q posts keep coming true in the media. The media is showing that the Q Posts are quite true, showing that the information is in contention with the information that the Main Stream Media is putting forth.
So, I offer another analogy. One that fits better than the example that you have provided. And that pertains to that of an information / news platform. And the information that is put forth within Q drops, known as 'bread crumbs' contrasting with that which is put forth by the Main Stream 'Fake News' Mockingbird Media, also know as MSM. Part of Q's mission is to provide valid information that counters the often false information of the mainstream media.
The Main Stream Media (MSM) requires no faith, requires no belief in God for people to follow what the corporate Main Stream Media puts out & sells as news.
You have chosen to use Christianity as the example that you provide. Fair enough. In my example, I choose to use the entity known as CNN - a MSM corporate news outlet, for the analogy that I provide.
When someone chooses to 'believe' in what CNN provides to their audience - say, information that comes from an 'anonymous source' - does one do so out of fear? - No. Far from it. Does CNN provide information that induces fear in its audience? Most certainly! Something that Q has not ever done - creating fear in people that read the Q posts. Nope.
Q may have created fear within the Deep State criminal cabal - Oh yeah! But, not in the general public-at-large as has the MSM done so.
Regarding sources of information - news information - people pick & choose who to follow through trusting the news source. And trust only comes after a proven track record of showing trustworthy information. It comes over a time period. That is built up over a time period. After this is established, only then do people begin to habitualize themselves into believing what is told to them as being factual information. This has been the case with the MSM corporate news outlet such as CNN. They have an established following of habituated viewers, many of which depend on a daily fix in order to feel comfortable going on with their lives on a daily basis.
In my experience of going to a local gym to do a daily physical workout, I have noticed that the television monitors are continually tuned in on CNN for the people to watch as they do their various workout exercises. And just to see what would happen with folks there, I tried to change the channel to another corporate news station. And, to my surprise, people immediately got very angry. They were quite disturbed about having their favorite news source removed from their view.
You want to talk about a religious cult-like following? Well, there ya go. CNN has a cult-like following, if you choose to look at it in this way. In fact, cult-like followings can be found pretty much everywhere in society.... if, indeed, that is what you are looking for.
So, one follows a corporate MSM news outlet out of trust - it happens over time - 'trusting' that the corporate media news outlet, like CNN, is providing factual information that best serves the best interests of its audience. That sort of trust doesn't come instantaneously, but rather, comes over time. Trust will become stronger over time after time, after time that CNN has proven to earn such trustworthiness. And through that trust, a certain brainwashing effect can take place. And so, when CNN says that the information comes from an 'anonymous source', the audience will readily accept it, trust that information as having some value - a trustworthy value.
Awards are given to news journalists that have proven that they have provided above-average integrity in the reporting that they have provided. But what happens when an award winning CNN journalist, an award given as a measure of integrity in journalism, is found to have been providing false news stories, then that corporate news outlet loses its credibility. And is less likely to be trusted. The corporate MSM news outlet is falling into disarray, as a result. 'Fake News' is a label that is becoming the new logo of CNN.
As with regards to Claas Relotius...
What you have to come to understand, Fred Steeves, is that Qanon is attempting to persuade members of the general public to do their own research into finding the information out for themselves. And that the corporate MSM news outlets cannot be trusted any longer.
The following Praying Medic video provides several 'Q Proofs' as examples of information that Q has provided showing that the information that Q provides is factually true. Please note that the following video is several months old, but you will be able to see from the various Q Proofs provided that the information was true & correct. Praying Medic does a good job at providing a set of proofs.
14) #Qanon has echoed the President's view of the mainstream media. Part of Q's mission is to provide valid information that counters the often false information of the mainstream media.
Your attempt at showing that those that follow the Qanon Posts are nothing more than of a religious cult-like following clearly shows that you have Eyes Wide Shut
, imo, Fred