This right here is the problem with America. Delusion and simplistic, childish thinking have replaced the purpose religion might have in lives. I'm not religious. I was raised loosely in an Irish Catholic environment, but decided in my early teens I could not buy it.
However, I do understand the drive toward religion and gods over human history. People looked for meaning, guidance, comfort, and especially community and mutual support. So they invented a multiplicity of gods. So far, so good. But unscrupulous people realized early that taking over ownership of god would allow them to manipulate the people. This has been done many ways: by order of the dictator, by military overthrow and rule, and more covertly by withholding education to prevent knowledge, by granting food, land, grace, everlasting life, forgiveness, money, etc in return for 'belief.'
In America, religion has reached its most insidious and repulsive point yet. People rise out of nowhere, proclaim themselves 'pastors' and start taking in money in the name of Christ in exchange for promises of eternal life, riches, athletic success, immunity from the flu, etc. Secular education is withheld, science is ridiculed if it questions dogma, and the victims are indoctrinated with fear; of hell, of death, of 'non-believers,' of god, of Satan, of life in general. UNLESS they blindly follow the leader. The leader in most cases is banking millions from the 'faithful.' The victims are too frightened to question the leaders, lest they be lost - sent to hell. The leaders have become more and more audacious and spectacularly mendacious; they now claim to speak to God personally, and God answers them! So . . . they speak FOR God, and Beware All Ye Who Doubt God (or Pat, or Joel, or Richard, or Gloria, or . . . ).
America, you need to wake up and grow up, just look to your communities for help, forget all this 'God Saves' stuff, throw out the pretenders, and take care of yourselves and others like responsible adults. You're not 'born again'; that makes you a child in a world of fairy tales. You are functioning adults in the real world - act like it.
And get vaccinated. Jesus will not save you from the flu.