“God” is just a word, not a person or a thing. It is a word that people pack with their hopes, fears and identity. “God” is the great abstraction. And God is a stubborn abstraction. People use the word “God” to capture many different functions for their lives, as illustrated in this diagram above.
So even though the corona virus is killing religious people as much as it is killing non-religious and thus challenging the Magical Health power of their god, religious people just expand other functions, like “identity” so as to preserve their abstraction, their “God”. That is why I called “God” the great stubborn abstraction.
Question to reader: So, what do you think?