Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for to .
Even on the best of days, Greg Ottenbreit isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. I mean, his intentions weren’t bad… it’s just becoming increasingly clear to everyone else in the world that prayer is useless in the face of the pandemic; Ottenbreit is just a little slow on the uptake. Milquetoast Christians – who’ve never really given any serious thought about their faith – are suddenly coming to the stark realization that the standard religious platitudes they flippantly fart out – like that one should “repent” when things like pandemics happen – are in actuality quite horrifying when you really think about them.
There have been a lot of stories passed around atheist circles about religious leaders and churches who are defying the pandemic physical distancing orders (especially in the US), but it’s important to realize that those bozos are very much a fringe minority. The vast majority of religious people are taking the pandemic quite seriously, and they are responsibly following the orders and recommendations of (secular) public health officials, and the World Health Organization. (Even though, bizarrely, some atheists are mocking them for doing that.)
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