20 March 2020

If one is going to argue something, argue it well...

I've been hearing a lot "it's not about you" it's about others...and if one leaves the lockdown one is selfish, and one has no concern about others.

As I much often say, it's not what one says, it's how one says it...

With this logic, one might as well never leave the house. There are billions of viruses that are out there. And ANY of them, one can carry, and one can bring to elderly people, or to those who are compromised....(Don't confuse my thoughts, I do indeed believe the elderly and those compromised should stay home....and people should be closer to their families...)

Some Coronaviruses are airborne, and that means one really can't do anything about it. Being sealed in a room will do nothing about it. (Viruses can get through small spaces). Some Coronaviruses are by person to person contact....obviously minimise contact in these situations.

Where does it explicitly say that the churches must close? A church is there to worship God!, Not to gather. We gather at home, we gather at parks. We worship God at the church! Of course, the state knows well that it can't prevent the free exercise of religion, so it uses deception to try and get one to fear.

Do we not see the bigger picture? This is about encroachment upon our rights. To fall for this is to give consent to the view that the government is the one that giveth and taketh our rights. Utter stupidity! The right to get together is not given from the government! The right to worship God is not given to us by the government!

How much are we willing to give up in the name of "safety" or security? We have already done so at the airport. We are now presumed to be guilty or to have weapons. We can't carry on large amounts of soap, water, or other thing. All this because people from outside of the country did an attack on the US. Do we really think the next time a mutation of a virus comes, they're not going to tighten the screws further? They're going to remember how easy it was to get us to give ourselves up, and push the boundaries more.

I will not live in fear! They will not take the Church away from me! I will take caution where I see necessary! I will venerate the icons, and receive the Sacraments, I will not fear while in the Church, or the church! I'm absolutely sick of the fear...people need to stop falling for it, before even more is taken away from them.

We should not fear, let us live.

13 March 2020

Coronavirus...nothing new under the sun...

It seems as if during this whole panic, the world is ending, the use of the brain has fallen.

a. Coronaviruses are nothing new...a rant on panic culture.:

Here's a link to a page about them: https://www.sciencealert.com/coronavirus

Here's a link to different types of coronaviruses here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/types.html

First things first, if one feels sick in any way, stay home...period.

Habits that you should already be doing, continue doing those...alright,  enough of the PSA...

Mass panic tends to bring the stupidity of of people and bring it to the forefront. This seems to work every time....and it's not even limited to sicknesses...

A major terror attack happens in our country, by a non American citizen....suddenly a few weeks later, poof, we're taking off shoes, emptying bags, limited on the amount of soap one can carry on a plane, treated as if we are all guilty of a crime even though none of us did anything wrong, or the vast majority of people would even think to use a plane to crash into a building....All in the name of security, while in reality our right to presumption of innocence has been taken away. (At least at an airport)

Someone goes shoot a bunch of people with a gun...Boom, we need to pass a law forbidding "mentally ill" (an ambiguous term that can be used on anyone or anything without a cause), or we need more of a background check. (Where anything and anything could be used against people), or someone on a particular medication, or has issue here...As if allowing ambiguous terms to be left undefined won't be taken a mile, by those that are in power.

Now the world is on lockdown all because of a different strain of something that we know. All the things are being canceled, the mass hysteria is ridiculous in my opinion. It's even carrying over to many churches East and west...

God Himself is greater than our human knowledge and understanding. God himself is not the source of sickness. Come to the church without fear. We receive Our Lord in the Eucharist, if one doesn't believe that, one should not approach the chalice.

Obviously take precautions as need be, but do not fear, God is with us.