Site Update and Message

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. It was fully my intention to get a Saturday Sermon up on either Saturday or Sunday, but Saturday I got sidetracked when I was able to get my COVID booster and then came home to do a smaller home repair (attic railing was about go kaput) and just lost track of time. Sunday, I spent the day wondering where purple made noise, yes that’s supposed to sound like nonsense because unlike COVID shot #1, COVID shot #2, and the flu shot, COVID booster told me to sit on the couch and drift in and out of coherence. Still, though, worth the weird feelings. I highly encourage getting boosted (or just getting your COVID vaccine if that’s the case).

I did a religion themed podcast over on the Illuminati Social Cub with friend and In Your Earholes co-host, Oliver Rockside. We discussed the differences between the US and Canada when it comes to public-facing displays of religion. It’s Episode 37: Border Signs. It’s a fun, casual conversation about how people tend to wear their religion on their sleeves in the US while it’s a more personal thing in Canada.

Finally, I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. Make sure to give thank for all of those around you who have helped you and supported you through these surreal times. I, for one, am thankful for my family, my girlfriend, and all of you who have supported me in my blogging adventure. I thank you all and I will be back to writing as soon as my immune system is well-oiled, virus killing machine.

Healthy and Selfish

“Why should healthy people have to pay for sick people?” –A common question asked by “healthy” people

There are a lot of Americans (and probably people all over the world) who think that sickness, disease, and chronic conditions are somehow caused only by lifestyle choices, whether it’s following a “proper” diet and exercise, or leading a truly “moral” life according to some criteria of someone’s choosing.  People get sick and hurt for myriad reasons, and it’s rarely due to their morality. However, some politicians of certain stripes keep using this faulty logic so that their base will continue to defend a system of healthcare that can bankrupt families.

What will it take for people to learn? During this pandemic, we’ve seen several anti-vax, anti-mask radio hosts lose their lives to COVID-19. They preached selfishness and ended up losing their lives and yet, most of their listeners will still tow that deadly line. And for what? So that from now until they contract this awful virus they can say that they avoided it? Then what? Their endgame appears to be trying out a new ventilator.

I don’t have a lot of followers here or on Twitter, but if I can reach one person and change their mind on vaccines and masks, then this would be worth it. Read that previous paragraph again. There are people in this country who are at risk and, even with the vaccine, can still suffer greatly if they contract this virus. A mask is not a sign of weakness or being “sheeple”, it’s a small gesture that shows people that you’re not a dick.