Does not work that way.
In human psychology, for a great many people, it is easier to imagine humanity punished by a God for some unknown transgression, than it is to accept its just a random event.
In the first Model, for believers, the world still has an order to it, even if horrific.
In the second Model it is simply a random event, one we both predicted and were cautioned to prepare for, but which we ignored because the reality, like climate change, is actually unimaginable to many people.
They cannot envision it enough to be cautiously afraid, until it becomes real by touching people they know in trw.
I’ve just watched an item on the news about the Covid 19 pandemic in different countries. In Iran a certain cleric who ranted and raved about the restrictions on prayers and assembly at the mosques and who preached that the faithful should put their faith in god and ignore any instructions about hygiene and staying at home......has just died of the virus! Sweet!!