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[Cfamily]Is the Coronavirus Evil?
« on: March 19, 2020, 12:00:07 AM »

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Is the Coronavirus Evil?

Or is this part of life in the world God made?


The [corona] of the wise is their wisdom, but folly is the garland of fools (Prov. 14:24).


As the coronavirus convulses a planet without immunity, self-quarantine has become a Lenten imposition even upon the faithless. Churches bar human touch and Communion reverts to self-serve, all in an effort to somehow contain a pandemic, a viral villain we cannot see.


Reportedly, Karl Barth wrote at the end of his life of a certain bacillus besieging his kidneys,



 

… this monstrosity does not belong to God’s good creation, but rather has come in as a result of the Fall. It has in common with sin and with the demons also that it cannot simply be done away with but can be only just despised, combated, and suppressed. … the main thing is the knowledge that God makes no mistakes and that proteus mirabilis has no chance against him.



The theological tendency is to view God’s creation as a good thing gone bad—all due to our avaricious overreach as humans. Any cursory survey of human history confirms this. “Wars and rumors of wars” (Matt. 24:6), along with every imaginable and unimaginable wickedness, ravage human life as God made it and causes love to “grow cold” (v. 12).


With Barth, the inclination is to ascribe bacteria and viruses and the diseases they cause to Adam’s folly. But unless God’s creation defies every characteristic of biological reality, bacteria and viruses are not bitter fruits of the fall, but among the first fruits of good creation itself. If the science is right, there would be no life as we know it without them. God makes no mistakes, and bacteria and viruses indeed are mirabilis (from the Latin meaning remarkable, or even amazing or wondrous, adjectives frequently ...

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Re: [Cfamily]Is the Coronavirus Evil?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 01:53:10 AM »
It's all alien to me  [tell you what really anoys me "panic buying"]

Whats the point in me going to a major supermarket - when they are completely out of stock...

It's the old "I'm okay - never mind about anyone else.. - lets make sure we are okay  ... Grrrr

Live for now, temporal thinking...with no  long term plan..

I mean there's no vegetables or fruit [with have a limited lifespan -whats the point  ?

No ..  soft drinks ?  - I mean - since when did soft drinks offer survival !

Ridiculous - when people follow people "O they are panicking - so I will"

That's how social media began..


I hate this kind of thing which is being generated by the Coronavirus virus...it brings out the worst in society and  displays the heart of society.

No  God is not evil - nor the virus - but the human heart is../can be/ has been/ will be/ is...

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Re: [Cfamily]Is the Coronavirus Evil?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 10:13:01 AM »
It's all alien to me  [tell you what really anoys me "panic buying"]

Whats the point in me going to a major supermarket - when they are completely out of stock...

It's the old "I'm okay - never mind about anyone else.. - lets make sure we are okay  ... Grrrr

Live for now, temporal thinking...with no  long term plan..

I mean there's no vegetables or fruit [with have a limited lifespan -whats the point  ?

No ..  soft drinks ?  - I mean - since when did soft drinks offer survival !

Ridiculous - when people follow people "O they are panicking - so I will"

That's how social media began..


I hate this kind of thing which is being generated by the Coronavirus virus...it brings out the worst in society and  displays the heart of society.

No  God is not evil - nor the virus - but the human heart is../can be/ has been/ will be/ is...

https://www.1faith.co.uk/?topic=10543.msg76801#msg76801


Completely agree. There are some shops not letting you in when they have a new delivery unless you are elderly or vulnerable. Then let you later after work when stocks are gone , afterwards.


Of course elderly and vulnerable people need support with this.

There are others though with children. Others who have other illnesses not visible ,who may later be told they are not allowed to work, and yet they were not permitted and cannot get stocks in previously. Also if it's work that can't be done online that is stopped , how do they get paid?

It's hard in general for that selfish lot who go in and  loading their cars, go mad not considering others. They must have money in the first place as well.





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Re: [Cfamily]Is the Coronavirus Evil?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 08:26:38 PM »
Well there's certainly a lot of chocolate but not enough of the healthy foods.
Does that mean we will be munching away on chocolates!?

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