CANCEL!!!!! You must be CANCELLED for trying to use Hitler in a humorous way.
mauser7: I have been saying that all along. Lockdowns don’t do much. Wear a mask when confined, wash your hands. It’s basic disease prevention. Whether a vaccine exists or it doesn’t.
Rad-ish: I have yet to see those programs lifting people out of poverty in the way they were intended. I grew up an inch above dirt poor. Got government cheese and peanut butter, had my power and telephone cut off at least a couple times a year. The government only lifted me out of poverty when I enlisted at the tender age of 17.
Church can solve much, however many don’t want to. Government can help some, but it rarely does.
And where is your proof of this tax deduction?
Ah. I had children, then along comes a pandemic, or house fire, or market crash, or car accident with disability. One cannot predict what will occur in our short lives.
Rad-ish: A lot of Christians are quite phony and lacking in living up to the tasks provided to us.
However because many of us choose to not feel that the government is the best means by which to provide the social services that we are called to do, and would rather do so locally does not mean that we don’t feed them or heal the sick.
Many of us do it through our profession (I’ve worked in public service/health care for the past 28.5 years.) I donate directly to the food pantry, or via food drives, or give directly to our area’s local homeless shelter. I do not however give to panhandlers on the street. Many I know do the same.
My soon to be ex-wife and I wanted to donate to our local church and buy new refrigerators and storage systems so we could have a small food pantry and clothing/household supply. We’d do all the work and pay for it ourselves…..crickets.
Evangelicals are usually Christians. Never heard evangelical to describe anything else.
El Cobbo – That likelihood is insanely low.
Of the current population of the United States, less than 10% of the U.S. population has had COVID. Of that 28,000,000, 500,000 have died. That’s 1.8% of those infected. So, if I do get the disease, then I get the disease. The likelihood that I will need anything more than supportive care is quite low. Of that percentage that requires hospital admission, and incredibly small percentage of people will require ICU level of care. And of that incredibly small percentage requiring ICU level of care, the likelihood of death is still way low.
I feel safe in my assessment of risks. I do what is recommended – except I am NOT wearing two masks, I mean come the f$ck on!
When I feel comfortable with the data I review then I will consider the vaccine. Until then, I am pretty sure I will be fine. If not, honestly we all die sometime. I would like to continue living, but I am quite comfortable with my mortality and I am well-insured so I know that my sons will be taken care of.
I’ve been in medicine for almost 25 years. Seen my share of young and old die. I don’t live carelessly, but I also don’t walk around in a bubble. And I don’t buy into the panic porn that is pushed by every media outlet, politician, and bureaucrat in existence.
I wash my hands frequently, I wear a mask when inside a building, and have been doing so for almost a year now.