Saturday, March 28, 2020

Christian pastor who said coronavirus pandemic is “mass hysteria” died from the virus after ministry trip

Christian pastor who said coronavirus pandemic is “mass hysteria” died from the virus after ministry trip

By Julio Severo
A Christian pastor, who shared claims that coronavirus is media “mass hysteria,” is among the first people recorded to have died from the virus in North Carolina, the land of Billy Graham.
Pastor Landon Spradlin and his wife
Landon Spradlin, 66, from Gretna in Virginia, fell ill with the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, on a trip to New Orleans and died on March 25, 2020 at a hospital in Concord, North Carolina. The death of Spradlin, an accomplished musician and a pastor, has drawn viral attention online, in part because he questioned whether media coverage of the disease was overblown.
While driving home from New Orleans, Spradlin, who had pastored at several different churches over the years, started feeling much worse. He and his wife, Jean Spradlin, stopped in Concord, where he was admitted to a hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia. He was eventually put on a ventilator as his condition worsened before he died.
On 13 March, the pastor shared online a meme suggesting coronavirus deaths were comparable to that of swine flu.
The post compared the “mass hysteria” surrounding the number of deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. while Donald Trump has been president compared to the deaths from H1N1 under Barack Obama’s administration.
In the comments section underneath the March 13 post, Spradlin wrote that while he knows COVID-19 is real, the “real issue” is “the media is pumping out fear and doing more harm than good. It will come and it will go.”
While you should pray for God’s comfort visiting Spradlin’s family, his case shows that even when you have faith, you should never diminish the reality and cruelty of diseases. You should face this reality with faith and caution.
During a bubonic plague outbreak, the 16th-century theologian Martin Luther said in a letter titled “Whether One May Flee From a Deadly Plague”:
You ought to think this way: “Very well, by God’s decree, the enemy has sent us poison and deadly offal. Therefore, I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine, and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance infect and pollute others, and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person, but will go freely.”
Luther confronted the danger and reality of a mortal disease with faith and courage. So should we do too.
With information from Newsweek, Patch, Daily Mail and CBN.
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1 comment :

samir sardana said...

Y is the USA and UK not bothered,about the COVID deaths ?

Could it be that they want it ? Who are the dead ? The dead are the pensioners,and the persons,who are fatally sick.dindooohindoo

Posit No.1

Assuming that these persons,had a residual life of 15 years,and we can assume that,by August,2020,there will be around 600000 dead in the West.

The pension to a pensioner would not be less than 12,000 USD per annum, on an average,at the minimum.In addition, the medical and other social costs,on an aged pensioner,would be not less than another 8,000 USD per annum.

If they die,then on 6,00,000 people,if the West saves 20,000 USD per annum,you net USD 12 Trillion,PER ANNUM

One could argue that the US Fed just printed,the USD 12 Trillion - but now it need not.The Youth in the west,had to work at high rates of tax and deductions - to finance the aged pension and health care benefits - which ultimately,led to outsourcing.

The scam would be shocking,if the dead,had no insurance ! That would be telling ! If 6,00,000 are dead,with insurance and an average insurance claim,of USD 1,00,000 - then you have a bomb - to wipe out the insurers.

Posit No.2

Large number of services and industries,in the west,will die out.That will release labour and reprice resources and rents - to drastically lower costs - and that will make,"Make in USA",viable

How will the state finance the loss of tax revenue and GDP.Ultimately,the state will have to demonetise the deposits, in banks, of the westerners.Simple ! The USA will not be able to demonetise the PRC holdings of US T-bills - not even if the PRC sinks a US aircraft carrier in the South China Sea.

Posit No.3

All the nations who borrowed loans from PRC - will now force the PRC to do debt write offs.That will be a huge loss to the PRC,after the manufacturing shift from PRC to West.If 200 million people are unemployed in PRC - then you have Tiananmen - Part 2.

Of Course,the PRC could also force the IMF and the WB,to waive loans - but the harm to the PRC,will be done 1st.

Posit No.4

Trump postpones the US Polls,as people cannot stand in queues and no electioneering is possible - and he has the cure - and by September,the pensioners are dead - death rate and infections rates drops ..... who is the gainer ? If Trump is winning - Putin will stay calm - else,he might attack Eastern EU.If Trump is winning - then it will be the last chance for PRC to annex Taiwan and Vietnam - and make Trump lose face. But the odds of PRC action is medium.

Posit No.5

With massive unemployment in the West - the migrants will exit.Asians were made to clean toilets - that is their worth.They will exit.That will solve the migrants problem,rents and property rates will fall,labour will reprice,and the Westerners,will have to,start to work

The West has to take a BIG PICTURE view.South East Asia and South Asia,is over populated,and there is no humanity there.There is no sentience,in the "so called humans".They are robots - and 80% of them,have to die.Their time is over - they are obsolete, a dead weight,and a burden on earth.This will de-price the resources sector,lower demand,and solve the environment problem,forever.

Africans have been exploited,for at least ,2000 years - and they deserve,many more chances.

There are 3 simple steps

Are the "so-called humans" - having a sentience - depending on their "individual and collective actions"
If not,then they are "robots"
It is time to "terminate the robots"