Since my last post, the government, some would say unsurprisingly, have delayed lifting restrictions for another month. What should we do? Continue to comply or start to resist? My purpose on this blog is not to encourage people to break the law, but many Christians may be tempted to wonder. ‘What does our Christian teaching say, which direction does it point us in?'
I've said before on this site that I am no 'anti-vaxxer'. But I am increasingly concerned that the pressure is beginning to mount to bludgeon parents into having their children 'vaccinated'. As we all know, this is not a 'vaccine' in the traditional sense. It crosses many boundaries never crossed before and we should surely be taking maximum precautions, rather than rushing it through to a group that is not at serious risk from the virus itself, but may be from the vaccine.
I published on March 8th a post to explain why I'd declined to have the vaccine. I was recently asked whether I'd changed my mind. All of the concerns that I had almost three months ago and which you can still read on this site are still as valid as the day I wrote them; I rather wish that wasn't the case.
I’ve been continuing to follow the ‘irreverend’ podcasts*, which are a weekly dose of sanity in a mad world. I’ve been struck when listening to them that here we have two young curates and one vicar, commenting weekly on the total lack of any theological and moral leadership from the Church of England. If they can see it, why is the hierarchy of the Church apparently completely blind?
I rarely post things here that I haven't written myself, but I genuinely believe that the video that follows will be appreciated by many of those who read my blog. I hope you get as much out of it as I did. It's only twelve minutes long
Scarcely a day goes by without my reading about the heavy toll on the nation’s mental health. We shouldn’t be surprised that many are suffering from stress and anxiety after a year of lockdown at various levels and with our Press and Media uniformly overflowing with dire warnings of Third Waves, monstrous global death tolls and the risk of variants that will be resistant to the vaccines and which will set us back to square one.