They come in a lot to eat, sleep, and get some attention, but they always want out.
I would rather they all stay inside, safe from cars, dogs, and disease, but they can’t handle that.
You can’t reason with cats…or conspiracy theorists.
I’m not trying anymore.
If you want to believe that the pandemic is basically made up of whole cloth created to tank the economy and lessen the greatness of Caesar, then have at it.
If you want to believe that it’s all about forcing you to take a vaccine with a microchip containing the Mark of the Beast…enjoy.
Now, if I were such a despicable person with evil objectives in mind, I would have done it differently.
I would have done nothing and let this pandemic kill until the bodies were stacked in peoples yards.
When asked to do more I would have said that any restrictions would tank the economy.
Then, we would have been begging for…exactly what’s happening now.
In the Middle Ages, many believed that the Black Plague was spread by witches…so they found some women to accuse of being witches and burned them.
We’re going to find our own witches to burn..
Therefore, I propose we open everything back up, just like it was the day before we had ever heard about Covid19.
Open the businesses, pack the churches, and let the devil have the hindmost.
Allow everyone to take the advice and counsel of their favorite conspiracy theorist, even if it kills them.
We need “herd immunity” even if it thins the “herd”…so they say.
We hate science, media, and politicians, so let us make the morgue the arbiter of who is righteous.
Hopefully, we’ll properly equip all our “front line” workers with protective gear first.
I know that the majority of the church will be in favor of this as I’ve watched my friends list shrink every time I note that not only is all this foolishness unbiblical, it’s utterly sinful.
The only thing that matters is somehow, some way, making this fit a particular eschatological or political narrative , no matter how many people are ruined over how many years.
In reality, this pandemic was a “no win” situation for everyone involved, especially leadership.
With any choice they made, someone or something was going to die.
I grieve over the loss of life.
I grieve over the loss of small businesses that were representative of a lifetime of work and hope.
I grieve the loss of relationships over politics and misinformation.
I grieve over all that has happened to us…but I’m not sure what could have been done differently.
As for me, I’ll be staying home as much as I can, wearing a mask when I go out, and praying that the last shred of credibility and moral authority the church might have had in this country isn’t counted among the dead.
Make your own application…