What do you think about the Christian belief that God punishes nations for the sins or misdeeds of some citizens? Nearly a third of Americans believe that God does this. The belief is especially popular among conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists. What does such a belief tell you about the believers and their religion? Feel free to elaborate in the comments.
The idea that God would punish entire nations for the sins of some is standard biblical fare and a part of orthodox Christian theology. Every time there is a disaster somewhere, preachers appear in the media to denounce the victims and proclaim that they aren't innocent. Instead, they are justly punished by God for the sins of neighbors.