Atheists, Rejoice!

Things get more bizarre by the day.

Today, Trump was saying that he could “override” state governors if they did not immediately open up churches. First, that claim is simply false. The President cannot override the governors. It is not Constitutional. His claim to authority is delusional.

Second, opening up churches can only kill off his own base. No joke. As an ex-Christian, I look at Christian websites sometimes and the news from the evangelical front is frightening. Christian Post has an increasing number of articles about churches that are opening up and then having many members die. There are articles about pastors dying of coronavirus. And just recently, I saw on TV how the most efficient way to spread the virus was by forceful speaking (spewing out droplets). Nobody speaks more forcefully than preachers. Talk about defending their religious free-DUMB. Go ahead. I dare you. Have church. Preach without a mask. Make your members sick. Then you can whine about how Christians are a shrinking percentage of the population–as you kill them off yourself!

Don’t get me wrong. I am impatient to get back to work my own self. And Governor Whitmer just extended the stay-at-home order to June 12th. Are you fricking kidding me?

Here’s the problem: It will never be safe to re-open. Period. If we are waiting for every company/retailer to have sufficient PPE for their employees and customers before re-opening anything, nothing can ever re-open. The virus is mutating this very minute. I read an LA Times article recently that said that, in March, a new strain of the virus was found. And let’s not forget the new outbreak in China, which I assume is a new strain. So now we are talking about three strains (the old one, the left coast one, and the Asian one). People keep talking about a vaccine, but, honestly, we may need three vaccines.

My fear: people are losing it. You can’t just endlessly prolong the quarantine. Someone will assassinate Whitmer. I am not joking. People are on their last nerve. I go to Meijer to buy groceries and a lot of people have stopped wearing masks. People are done with science and common sense. Forty million Americans are out of work. I am scared to go out. Facts and reason are gone. People are pissed off. Bigly. There are no good answers sometimes.

My only reassurance is that Democrats are well on their way to taking over everything because Trump seems absolutely determined to kill off his own base. I am positive that every atheistic Democrat in America is more than happy to support the religious free-DUMB of evangelicals. I just shake my head.

About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

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