We have been told for almost a year now that only by wearing a mask, social distancing, and avoiding public gatherings would we save lives. Since then, we've learned that this position is not entirely true. Given what we now know, what would be a reasonable approach to attending church?
Mandates for the sake of simply being on the safe side of things violate people’s freedoms and makes them miserable. On a deeper level, it distorts cultural values and dissolves communities.
Semantic overload refers to words or phrases that have more that one meaning; sometimes meanings that are at complete odds with what we thought they meant. A perfect example of this are the virtue signalling signs that we have all seen in yards. But what are they really trying to say?
Foreshadowing the pervasive fear and hysteria surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 1995 cult film classic [SAFE] warned us against trying to cleave so tightly to safety and security that we end up losing our humanity.
Despite all the hype and fake news, the truth is that we are living at a time of a pandemic. So on this Easter day, it is important to remember that whatever hard times are in store for us, Christ is risen and he has overcome the world!
The U.S government's attempts to control the spread of the Coronavirus has brought to light just how much cognitive dissonance we live with when it comes to how much value we really place on life.
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