When it comes to religion, the fields of science and medicine have long been misunderstood or deemed as outright paganistic, particularly when that science or medical discovery runs contrary to what society believes to be true. Take Pythagoras, when he suggested the Earth was round and not flat, for example. Or even Columbus and Magellan, who helped to prove it was. They were all outcasts from society, made into a laughing stock, and pretty much excommunicated.
So too were many of those who created some of the world’s first vaccines and medications. Before these existed, it was believed that God alone could heal, so taking that power from God by creating such was blasphemous.
Today, we know all that to be nonsense for the most part. God gave us each gifts and talents so that we could make the world a better place and bring God’s glory to it.
However, that doesn’t mean that no matter what we do in the name of science and medicine is right or even God-willed.
Newly appointed New York Governor Kathy Hochul doesn’t exactly believe that, though, as she just told an entire in-person and online church congregation that anyone who isn’t vaccinated yet or is refusing to get it 1) isn’t listening to God and 2) not doing what He wants.
And no, I’m not kidding.
On Sunday, the liberal governor was invited to say a few words at a Brooklyn-based evangelical mega-church called Christian Cultural Center. It’s important to note that her message was given a mere day before the state’s newly implemented vaccine mandate for healthcare workers was to go into effect.
According to the transcript of her speech, she told the congregation much the same as I what I already said above, that God “made the smartest men and women, the scientists, the doctors, the researchers – he made them come up with a vaccine. That is from God to us, and we must say, ‘Thank you, God.’”
But here’s where things get a bit interesting. Instead of just implying that we should be grateful for the medical miracle that some would call the vaccine, she went on to suggest that she herself was a messenger of God, sent to make “apostles” out of those who were already vaccinated.
The message her apostles should send out? Well, of course, to love one another by pressuring them to get the vaccine.
She told them, “Jesus taught us to love another. And how do you show that love but to care about each other enough to say, ‘Please get the vaccine because I love you and I want you to live.’”
Talk about blasphemous…
But aside from that, there are a few other problems with this thought pattern.
The first is that Hochul is basically using any way possible to get everyone in her state vaccinated, including banning any religious exceptions from being made when it comes to the vaccine.
As you may know, former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the mandate that just went into effect, citing that “limited exceptions for those with religious or medical reasons” would be given. However, when Hochul took over the governor’s mansion, she wrote an executive order just a few days later, changing the mandate to only allow exceptions for medical reasons and not religious ones.
Naturally, several religious communities are up in arms about this change, as it quite clearly violates our constitutional right to religious freedoms. So far, at least one legal case has been heard and temporarily decided on, currently blocking the mandate for those who are seeking religious exemption.
In another two weeks, the case will be made permanent, hopefully in favor of the Constitution.
In the meantime, it’s important to point out another major problem with Hochul’s belief that the vaccine is God’s special gift to humanity and, as such, must be mandated.
Did you know that the vaccines, each and every version of them, used fetal cell lines linked to past abortions in at least one, if not all, processes involved in their production? Check out these research papers by the National Center for Biotechnology Information and more by the National Review.
Hochul, who has described herself as coming from a “big Irish Catholic family,” does, and she doesn’t care.
Tell me how using aborted baby parts is part of God’s plan…