Here we go again …
The coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives.
Kathryn Lofton, a professor of religious studies at Yale University, interpreted the high number of Americans perceiving the virus as a message from God about change as an expression of “fear that if we don’t change, this misery will continue.”
Oh dear, oh dear. We’ve become such baaad people! Poor God has had to step in –once again– to tell us to straighten up and fly right.
Gosh, people. When are we going to get the message?
Of course one can’t help but wonder why this almighty powerful entity messes around with a silly virus. Why doesn’t “he” just wipe out the human race as “he” did in Noah’s day and start over?
What? You say that didn’t work? You mean to tell me “his” all-perfect vision of things that were, are, and will be was out of whack that day? In other words, God goofed?
Well surely “he” would want to try again, right? I mean, practice does makes perfect, doesn’t it? (Or so they say.)
In any case, so long as we’re still here, maybe we should all consider doing our part to keep this virus from reaching out and touching someone we know and love by taking the recommended precautions.
Hopefully, if we do what’s right God will reward our efforts and we’ll get to stick around a bit longer.