I can somewhat tolerate the various secular reasons people list for not getting the jab. Bad information through social media, misleading news, mistrusting a biased doctor, I can accept the concerns about the relative "newness" of the vaccine, the concerns about long term side effects, etc. While I personally have concluded that the benefits outweigh the risk, I can at least respect certain opposing views...Coder wrote: ↑Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:45 amA bunch of my unvaccinated (and vaccinated) family just came down with covid as well. My cousin in particular has double pneumonia, not in the hospital yet but I’m a bit concerned since she too is in her 60’s (or late 50’s). Not sure the reason for her, certainly not religious, probably just general distrust of society. I wouldn’t go as fas as saying she’s a mountain woman, but pretty close to it.moonshadow wrote: ↑Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:24 amI just received word today that one of my aunts from my father's side has been diagnosed with covid.
She has not been vaccinated. When I asked why not (even my father has been) I was told that her preacher has convinced his congregation that the vaccine is literally the mark of the beast.
They are in a different state - but prior to Delta they had been planning a family memorial for someone who had passed during the lockdowns (not covid, however). I was getting anxious as Delta took over the US, it seemed like it was becoming a bad idea.
But to say the vaccine is the "mark of the beast" and faithfully brainwash your congregation to not get the jab for that reason and that reason alone....
The very thought of it makes my blood boil. What a dirty rotten, irresponsible, sinister, cruel, stupid, ridiculous, asinine, thing to do.
I'd like to see the pastor prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license, and should anyone who followed his advice suffer death as a result, I'd like to see him charged with manslaughter.
He's toying with murder. This is some serious Jim Jones sh!t here...
At the very least revoke the son 'b!tches tax exempt status. That ain't religion, that's just pure concentrated evil.