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Believers understand science

It is good to see believers who understand that their god is not going to protect them and so listen to science and follow good procedures to try to stop Covid-19 from infecting more people.

The Pope is going to live stream events to avoid large crowds.

Muslims in many places have cancelled Friday prayers.

Saudi Arabia has stopped the pilgrimages to Mecca.

Many christian churches have cancelled Sunday services.

 

All good practices and the admission that their god is not going to protect them but there are Russians patrolling a neighbourhood with Chinese people in it to keep them in their houses and carrying Holy water to protect them.

Now if they actually came across a person with Covid-19 they might find out how good that water is in protecting them but they do still have faith and do not have an understanding of reality.

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Re: Believers understand science

It is the atheists who just believe that science and religion can not coexist.

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(It is good to see believers who understand that their god is not going to protect them and so listen to science and follow good procedures to try to stop Covid-19 from infecting more people.     The Pope is going to live stream events to avoid large crowds.     Muslims in many places have cancelled Friday prayers.     Saudi Arabia has stopped the pilgrimages to Mecca.     Many christian churches have cancelled Sunday services.)

Umm, you sure you don't want to take this dopey post back??

Your post about taking precautions when the flu is spreading is correct of course, mostly based on common sense - schools close down all the time when there is a bad outbreak of the flu in that school.  And yes, God is not gonna heal your flu with a snap of a finger just like God will not protect you from dying of a self-inflicted drug overdose or getting an sti.

It does seem like another good procedure for a Country's leader to implement would be to close down flights and borders to keep covid-19 from infecting their Countries population - that leader would also be listening to science and making a wise decision, but no - that was racist.

 

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probably also carrying soap to go with that water....

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In the book, Rats, Lice, and History (1935) by Hans Zinsser, there is a description of the Black Death’s arrival in Rome. The panicky citizens immediately run into the Vatican to stand in line to each kiss the statued foot of St. Peter in hopes of divine intervention.

The horrific transmission result of such a communal disease sharing exercise only became obvious centuries later in the post Louis Pasteur world of bacterial science.

Moral: God helps those who help themselves...and when he sends you a proxy savior who is wearing a white smock and carrying a stethoscope, do not be too quick to send that one person away.

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Had not heard about the statue and Black Death before but that was a true failure of faith or at least the god they had faith in.

Yes if you help yourself you have no need to worry about any of the gods who are not going to do anything anyway.

I do remember the person flown home from Africa with ebola when he got out of hospital after considerable time with the latest medical facilities and a number of medical personnel that put their own safety at risk to use their knowledge see his life and he thanked his god for saving him while some of the people who did the saving stood in the background.

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Covid-19 did come from a godless socialist country, we must remember that.  If the Chinese followed the dietary laws of God`s Holy Bible, there wouldn`t have been this dreadful disease.  Bats don`t have cloven hoofs and chew their cud (4 stomachs) .  

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Where do I send for my free Q Decoder Ring?

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Senior Advisor

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Hey Bruce, which are you, a believer Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior or a science denier?

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Cost  of  Discipleship ,  by  Dietrich Bonhoeffer  ,  following , OR  the act  of  following  - covers  it  - - -