The mask does nothing to protect the wearer. It only potentially protects those you come in contact with. The theory goes that if everyone assumes they may be sick or a carrier and wears a mask, we all are better protected.
Personally, I wear it where I know it will make others feel more comfortable (i.e. the grocery store), but I'm starting to really hate (resent) wearing it. I had already checked out of this world...then this happened.
I have done everything I can to NOT wear one, even though I have heard (hearsay) that a particular county in washington requires wearing one in public. The Lord as seen fit to remove me from this area as of Monday, and I am grateful to leave, so I am less worried about it.
fitz is right in what he has pointed out, in that the presumption by using it is that you are sick (creates the presumption of 'guilt', imho). As I have heard mentioned, you quarantine sick people, not people who are well.
I dont buy this notion of 'asymptomatic carriers' who have the virus, and can spread it; but show no symptoms. This is based upon my understanding that someone who 'tests positive' has the anti-bodies; but having anti-bodies does not make one contagious.
Since it is well established that only those people over 50 who have immune system problems, or medical problems are the high risk people, it makes little sense, imho, to require people whose risk is minimal to comply with many of the requirements that have been promulgated.
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Just a question out of curiosity. While it is mandatory here in Germany to wear a mask in specific places, which must cover mouth and nose, it is not specified, what material the mask has to be made of.... Meaning, you can create your own one, e.g. from net curtain. I see this as a great opportunity
What's it like over there? Are you forced to wear specific masks?
“My own plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country, or shot over the edge of the world into some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise.” - Reepicheep
reepicheep masks here are suggested to be cloth or other medical type.
My HVAC guy was here yesterday for a few minutes to check on something. Hes a friend of my father in law. At the beginning of this (mid-March) his wife was diagnosed corona. He did not display any symptoms, but was quarantined with her.
He told me yesterday that he was tested 2 weeks ago and according to the test, had no anti-bodies (meaning he never had it).
If the virus is so contagious, how did a man, living in a home and sleeping in the same bed NOT catch this highly contagious virus?
On the masks and our being forced to wear them. There have been several stories regarding the negative effects of continued (consecutive duration) mask wearing, including two teens in China (or was it Japan) who died from asphyxiation and a store worker developed pleurisy.
The strange thing is with a mask the only thing that shows are the eyes which reminds me of the all seeing eye. Also this year is 2020 as in 20/20 vision?
Personally I believe this "virus" either did not kill as many as the globalist wanted or was a setup for when a much more virulent virus is released this fall if the globalist get their way, people will not listen to the so-called experts, think of their mantra on the Georgia Guidestone in 8 different languages.
I distance from people, my lungs do not work well with a mask anyway and am alive by the grace of God. The only time I am forced to wear one is to the hospital for treatment. One more thing, their, the globalist face recognition program will not work well when people are within 6 feet of each other.
I won't shame someone for wearing one or not wearing one. I think at this point it should be personal preference (or if I were to go visit someone I would follow their preference out of love for them).
IL had made masks mandatory if you cannot maintain 6 feet apart. Not all places require one. For example, there is a big sign at Kroger and Walmart that you have to be wearing one. The pet store does not have such a sign. If I want groceries, I will have to wear a mask. I take it off as soon as I am headed to my car. (I suppose I could order and do pick up, but my neighbor was doing that and it wasn't always a positive experience.)
But I see people all the time with it down below their nose or they are continually touching it and pulling on it. I find that I touch my face less when I have one on.
I do think that this whole situation has been a great propellant for the globalist agenda. What greater push for a united world than to have a pandemic.
Is 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
Post by stormyknight on Jun 19, 2020 13:31:56 GMT -6
That's a great one, mike ,. I caught that one in the video that Gary post of the woman preaching at the protests. If we fear what others' opinions about wearing masks or distancing, we're going to get in trouble. We must let Jesus guide us and we must keep that fear/respect that He will be with us when confronted by this worlds issues or we'll be caught in that snare. Been there, done that! I, for one, hate feeling that cold pit in my stomach when I know I didn't trust Him and now have to deal with someone who now has the upper hand. Feeling stupid, feeling scared, cold sweat, watering eyes... BUT! that feeling when we do trust in Jesus and 'wait for it', the reward is soooo sweet and peaceful. (I'm saying this because I just had it happen to me a couple of days ago. Stood my ground against a bullying co-worker, but I waited and asked Jesus to be with me. The feeling of elation afterward was almost overwhelming. I feared this man once, but no more. All glory to Jesus!!)
"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12
EnochWalked: On a more positive note, I've only just discovered that last year there was a revolution in Sudan which deposed Islamist dictator and war criminal Omar al-Bashir (who served in the Egyptian army during the Yom Kippur War against Israel in 1973).
Jul 2, 2020 14:38:24 GMT -6
EnochWalked: One of the members of the new transitional Sovereignty Council is Raja Nicola, a Coptic Christian woman, who is also a judge. It's great to be reminded what God can do in these last days, and I will pray for more developments like this.
Jul 2, 2020 14:41:28 GMT -6
nana: Things continue to move faster and faster, we fly soon.
Jul 2, 2020 15:01:29 GMT -6
mike: Id be lying bernie if i said that the persecution article didnt trouble me. Please come soon Jesus.
Jul 2, 2020 18:14:44 GMT -6
bernie: mike, I just wish I knew if it's true, or it's just a conspiracy theory. But, with everything else we're seeing, it doesn't sound impossible either.
Jul 2, 2020 19:25:32 GMT -6
mike: Bernie the food, losing homes... I know that it going to become increasingly difficult each day until the Lord takes us. I pray His mercy on the children. So many unsuspecting, "innocent" but God is good
Jul 2, 2020 20:37:07 GMT -6
bernie: Return, O Lord! How long? And have compassion on Your servants. Psalm 90:13
Jul 2, 2020 21:03:06 GMT -6
Gary: What Elon has planned = neural link.
Jul 2, 2020 22:18:35 GMT -6
boymaker: So does anyone have a link to a synopsis of what has transpired so far in prophecy? Just like, from the Rev 12 sign? I am bringing others into this now and I am not an adequate resource at this point.
Jul 2, 2020 22:53:57 GMT -6