Closing Thought–25Mar20

We have heard it all about this pandemic and the virus that sparked it, right?

And this thing is showing the world just how goddamn ignorant we are…..

I thought I had and then I read something coming out of Alabama……a cure has been found!

A hands on faith healing!

A pastor in Alabama this week invited people who have been infected with coronavirus into his church so that they could be treated with the power of prayer, despite guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control to avoid large gatherings.

Patheos reports that Chris Bartlett, pastor of the Boaz Church of God in Boaz, Alabama, wrote a now-deleted Facebook post in which he criticized other churches for temporarily closing to help slow the spread of the disease.

“I am somewhat moved over the fact that all it takes to disassemble God‘s church is the threat of sickness by germ spreading,” he wrote. “It seems the early church wouldn’t have made very far with this type of timidity.”

Then to add to the stupidity is as always ……social media…..

In times of a viral outbreak, why not make a viral video? That was the thought process of TikTok user Ava Louise, who once appeared on Dr. Phil’s show as a rebellious teen and confessed, “I want to have purpose and meaning.” The self-proclaimed Instagram influencer tried to give herself just that by making a TikTok video showing her licking an airplane toilet seat, with the words “coronavirus challenge” overlaying the clip. “Please RT this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane,” Louise posted. As of Wednesday, the video had more than 460,000 views on Twitter. Per Louise herself, she’d hoped the TikTok would catch on. “I’m looking for a record deal and a reality show about my messy life,” she tells People, which notes she’d posted inflammatory tweets about the virus previously, including one that read “coronavirus is for poor people and poor people only.”

Many weren’t happy with Louise’s stunt. “Put her ass in jail!” tweeted The View‘s Meghan McCain—to which Louise responded with an Instagram post showing her posing in a bikini, noting, “Meghan McCain could NEVER.” Business Insider—which notes Louise said she created the video to “trick boomers into giving her attention,” thanking media outlets for calling attention to it all—reports on a follow-up video by Louise that went up after the TikTok. In it, the 21-year-old, who says she’s a public relations major at Rutgers University, drinks a White Claw and reads from a scripted response, per “You’re all so f—king stupid,” she says. “There’s a reason coronavirus is taking out people over 50, because you’re all idiots who ruined our country … Darwinism’s doing its job by knocking you out with this virus.” Response from the internet? “I’m sure her parents are proud,” tweets one observer.

The bitch that issued this challenge has seen a man go to the hospital for licking….

A man who filmed himself licking a toilet bowl in the ‘coronavirus challenge’ is now reportedly ill in hospital with the deadly disease.

In bizarre footage posted on TikTok, the man can be seen placing his mouth around the bowl and extending his tongue.

According to Piers Morgan on GMB, the same man is now receiving treatment.

The presenter said: “You may remember also the other idiot, this is also in America, as part of the coronavirus challenge some morons are doing, went into  his local toilet cubicle and licked the bowl.

“I think this called karma – he’s got coronavirus.”

My grandfather use to say the stupidity was deadly.

This bitch that issued this challenge needs locking up and put into a rubber room in an asylum…..I’m thinking electro shock might help.

Need I say more?

Please people do not let panic and fear make you do something stupid.

If you are ill take your doctor’s advice….and stay calm…..

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

11 thoughts on “Closing Thought–25Mar20

  1. Although most bloggers are thankfully being very calm and sensible, other parts of Social Media are treating this whole thing as a joke. Personally, I think any platform allowing such nonsense should be permanently shut down by law. The threat of that might wake them up to their resposibilities.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. And then there’s the coronavirus party in Kentucky that the governor mentioned in his briefing. Not sure what that is, but it sounds dumb.

      1. Don’t know if he died, but he definitely got sick. Gov. Beshear was really unhappy about the stupidity of the whole idea.

  3. Cynics love to grandstand! Prayer will do what prayer does at a distance … a person does not have to be present for prayers to work —-so that idea by that preacher is stupid to the max —– The “Licking” thing is being copied from the Islamic faithful who also have been demonstrating their faith by licking things ….you can find it on Google —- but that too is stupid —- the blindness of reason that is often caused by panic and fear knows no boundaries and is treatable only in a clinical situation … and I challenge anybody to be able to find a doctor that has the time to mess with them right now.

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