Letter to the Editor – Response to COVID19 “ID 2020” & Bible Prophecy
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The following Letter To The Editor is in response to “COVID19, “ID 2020” & Bible Prophecy” authored by Ken Blinco. See Mr. Blinco’s full letter below.
After reading the above-mentioned opinion piece I had a response and different perspective to share:
Mr. Blinco said that after researching he came to two conclusions, there was a virus and that there was an agenda but he never made the case for the ‘agenda’. The “ID 2020” explanation is simply baseless and something for which there is zero evidence, no sources listed and no other information for which to back up the claim. Almost everyone already carries around this so called ‘identification’ he mentioned in the form of a cell-phone, why would the government have to invent a virus and try to force everyone to get a vaccine just to be able to track people? They could just use cell-phones, this is normally the problem with conspiracy thinking is that the proposed ‘conspiracy’ typically requires an unreasonable amount of effort and cooperation, but at the end of the day it is simply a baseless claim with no provided evidence.
He also stated that ‘Medical and political groups have already said that the only way we will be safe from the pandemic is to have everyone get a vaccine’. First, why would you take medical advice from any political group? Second, YES, this is how diseases, viruses, and the like are eradicated, vaccines are developed that help us to prevent from contracting them and their ailments. Know anyone who is currently suffering from smallpox or polio? This fear-mongering about vaccines is also baseless and he has provided no citations or evidence to back up the claim.
Then we move into the bible, which also doesn’t provide evidence of anything because it is itself the claim, not the evidence. The great tribulation period and “The Beast” could be interpreted as any number of things and usually is to fit whatever narrative is being spun at the time. How many times have we heard religious leaders say ‘The end of times is near’, July whatever day is the day Christ will return, etc. They’re just claims and just like the rest of this letter they don’t have any supporting evidence.
In closing I would like to add that Mr. Blinco made the statement ‘Don’t be deceived. Do your own research, but most importantly study the Bible.’ to which I would reply:
Yes do your own research but do it correctly and that will involve reading more than just the bible and taking the word of anyone writing an opinion piece for a local news source. Provide evidence, citations, consensus from experts in the field, quotes from living people, these will go farther to convincing people and would be more informative.