Trust has become a big issue in 2024. Elections are one reason. According to a recent estimate, a record number 4.2 billion could vote in elections around the world.
That is one reason why the theme of the recent World Economic Forum was “Rebuilding Trust Amid Uncertainty.” Kevin Roberts is the President of the Heritage Foundation and wrote that “trust must be earned. Global elites have not merely failed on that score. They have squandered the vast reserves of credibility they inherited from their institutional predecessors.”
Trust the media? That would be the same media in 2020 that assured us that the protests were “mostly peaceful” while buildings were burning in the background. The federal government documented 164 torched buildings in the cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul that occurred in May 2020. And that would be the same media that tried to convince us that Russia blew up its own Nord Stream pipeline.
Trust health officials? That would include the Surgeon General who tweeted: “STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing the general public from catching Coronavirus.” It would also include others who proclaimed masks would protect you from infection, sickness, and death.
Remember the slogan “fifteen days to slow the spread?” Those fifteen days went on for weeks, then months, and nearly two years.
Trust churches? Many pastors and churches are trustworthy. Others are not. Instead, they teach false doctrine and lead their members astray. Some churches even fail to report sexual abuse within the congregation.