Faith over Fear

I heard a lady today from Texas being interviewed about the COVID vaccine and masking. She told the reporter that she wasn’t getting the vaccine and wasn’t going to wear a mask because she had chosen “Faith over fear.” She wasn’t worried about sending her kids to school because “God would protect them.”  

Have you ever heard this old joke?

A storm descends on a small town, and the downpour soon turns into a flood. As the waters rise, the local preacher kneels in prayer on the church porch, surrounded by water. By and by, one of the townsfolk comes up the street in a canoe. “Better get in, Preacher. The waters are rising fast.” “No,” says the preacher. “I have faith in the Lord. He will save me.”

Still the waters rise. Now the preacher is up on the balcony, wringing his hands in supplication, when another guy zips up in a motorboat. “Come on, Preacher. We need to get you out of here. The levee’s gonna break any minute.” Once again, the preacher is unmoved. “I shall remain. The Lord will see me through.”

After a while the levee breaks, and the flood rushes over the church until only the steeple remains above water. The preacher is up there, clinging to the cross, when a helicopter descends out of the clouds, and a state trooper calls down to him through a megaphone. “Grab the ladder, Preacher. This is your last chance.” Once again, the preacher insists the Lord will deliver him. And, predictably, he drowns.

A pious man, the preacher goes to heaven. After a while he gets an interview with God, and he asks the Almighty, “Lord, I had unwavering faith in you. Why didn’t you deliver me from that flood?” God shakes his head. “What did you want from me? I sent you two boats and a helicopter.”

South Carolina’s Governor, the Dishonorable Henry “Foghorn Leghorn” McMaster held a press conference yesterday stating, I say, I SAY “The new variant, the Delta, there it does pose a real threat. We know that it spreads more easily, but shutting our state down, closing schools and masking children who have no choice — for the government to mask children who have no choice to protect adults who do have a choice is the wrong thing to do. And we’re not going to do it.”

He went on to say that “if you are going to get a vaccination now is a great time to do it.” Not, you should get it. Not, I wish you would get it. Not, get the shot you thick-witted Neanderthal. Nope, “now is a great time to do it.”  And why now? He cited getting ready for the Fall, football and classes starting back as the primary reasons. I guess saving your life and mine aren’t that damn important.    

What we are hearing from the majority of southern Republican Governors from Texas to Florida is the government can’t and won’t force people to get vaccinated or wear a mask. This whole “COVID thing” is about personal freedoms, like owning a gun. But here is the thing, just because you have the right to own a gun doesn’t mean you have the right to shoot it whenever, or wherever you want, and you certainly can’t shoot other people just because you want to.

50% of the American population hasn’t been vaccinated. I know there are people that can’t get the vaccine for various reasons. To be generous let’s say that is 20% of the population, 65,640,000 adults and children under the age of 12.  That leaves us with 30%, or 98,460,000 Americans who, for whatever reason, refuse to get the shot.

In an interview recently Dr. Fauci stated he knows the reason most people refuse to get vaccinated can be summed up as ideological and geographical. I can profile that person for you, white, Baptist, and living in Redneckville, SC. He also noted that 99.5% of all the recent COVID deaths are unvaccinated people. As I posted recently, I know one of those. We buried him Sunday.

There is a theory in science called Natural Selection which is defined as “the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring.” Many years from now Sociologists will look back on the COVID-19 era and make a startling discovery, a lot of low IQ, redneck, inbreds will be wiped off the face of this earth. I truly believe COVID-19 will enhance the overall gene pool and intelligence of America. It is a rough and painful way to achieve overall greatness, and harmony but we sent them two boats and a helicopter.

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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5 Responses to Faith over Fear

  1. Nan says:

    Another “ZING!” post! You’re on a roll … 🤩

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ColorStorm says:

    Hilarious post. Thank nan for my visit, and i heartily find this post if the shallow pool itself.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. So that Texas lady has never taken herself or her kids to the doctor? Yeah, right.

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  4. maryplumbago says:

    I could not care less if these idiot anti vaxers, religious nut cases get and die from Covid. And there are rednecks everywhere..plenty in Fla and the most evil conniving governor of all. He’s on a roll for 2024.

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