The core difference between MAGA and Normals, a difference that matters far more than professed religious affiliation, is selfishness vs. other-centeredness.
When a gun slaughter occurs, a Normal asks, “How can we prevent more slaughters?” The MAGA personality thinks first, last, and only of himself: “Don’t touch my gun! Don’t blame me!” The death of others means nothing to him, except as a source of threat to his fetish. He immediately places himself at the center, not only to defend his fetish, but to fantasize about himself as the hero of the most recent massacre, who would surely have saved lives if *he* had been there. In many cases, he accuses the victims of somehow conspiring to make him look bad by means a ‘false flag operation’ as at Sandy Hook and Vegas (victims were threatened by the cult).
When masking is needed, a Normal masks because thinks of the good of others. A MAGA narcissist he complains that masks don’t keep out the virus perfectly so why bother. In other words, he gives absolutely no thought to the fact that masks reduce his ability to transmit the disease to others. His only thought is about his chances of breathing in the virus. Because he is deeply and intensely selfish.
Same with vaxxing. His sole consideration is of his convenience. He lies to himself that vaxed people can still carry the virus and never notes that they carry it for a far briefer time.
And with Omicron, Normals observe precautions because they know that our health-care system is carrying a back-breaking strain and they don’t want to add to it. The only thing the Cult says is, “I hear it’s milder, so I don’t have to care about it” because their one and only thought is about themselves and not about the fact that exhausted health care workers are drowning in hospitalizations and other people with other medical issues are being denied care due to selfish unvaxed morons are swamping bed space. They never think of anybody but themselves.
It is the deep, entrenched pathological selfishness and self-centeredness that is the core defining mark of the MAGA personality. Christian MAGA simply cannibalize those bits of their religion that support that selfishness and radically reject those parts that attack that selfishness. What is really worshiped in that antichrist religion is the Self, decked out with a few Christian aesthetics to perfume the dung hill and maintain the lie as a holy thing. Watch what they do, not what they say.
There are people actually obedient to Jesus in this world. But as Jesus himself warns his would-be disciples, not Those People Over There, “Why do you call me ‘Lord! Lord!’ and not do what I say?”
When somebody always thinks first, last, and only of himself they are not obeying Christ whatever they blather about their supposed religious affiliation. The great attraction of Trump to these people is that he gave them moral permission to be pathologically selfish narcissists and sociopaths.