A Crisis of Faith: How Religion Ruined America’s Pandemic Response – Noah Lugeons

December 3, 2020 @ 19:00 (check your local time)

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Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Noah Lugeons will not be able to give a talk this evening. In place of his talk, past speaker Angela Saini has very kindly give us permission to rebroadcast her talk from July, which proved to be one of our most popular events

The details for Noah’s talk were previously:

Why did America do so badly? When the COVID-19 crisis reached America, the US had more resources and expertise at its disposal to confront the threat than any nation on the planet, and yet the American response was homicidally inefficient. Why? Noah Lugeons goes beyond bad leadership to discuss the root of the problem: Religion. When a crisis arose that required a scientific solution, religion’s response ranged from useless to detrimental. From churches ignoring state lockdowns to televangelists declaring the disease miraculously eradicated, to pastors suing their governors for enforcing public safety measures, religion was at the forefront of virtually every misguided step towards catastrophe the United States took.

Noah Lugeons is the author of Outbreak: A Crisis of Faith – How Religion Ruined Our Global Pandemic, in which he explores the themes of this talk in-depth. As the Podcast Award-winning host of The Scathing Atheist, Noah has spent almost a decade reporting on the most terrifying trends in American religiosity