If you’re one of those who doesn’t understand how or why an atheist would attend a religious service, consider this: the songs I sang at synagogue today have been sung by Jewish people for centuries. Over those centuries, we have endured quite a few things even worse than Trump. No war, diaspora, or genocide has ever been able to make us stop singing them. An overbaked Cheeto won’t either.
Not all of us will survive what’s coming, but the culture, symbols, and traditions we cloak ourselves with cannot be killed. That’s why if you want to resist, you’re going to have to stand for something. And if you’re going to have to stand for something, then stand for something that you’d want to last long after you’re gone.