Coronavirus: Selecting who will die. Playing God. Hubris. Punishment.

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Many talk about the coronavirus. Many have opinions. Many theories. And one theory that is starting to gain a lot of followers is the one that England has decided to apply: Let’s sacrifice some to save others. Let the vulnerable groups and old men die and let the rest live. If we don’t do it, everyone will be destroyed. (1)

A very progressive view. A very advanced view. A very scientific point of view (yes, scientists were consulted on this decision – see more on herd immunity theories, impact analysis on the economy, etc).

A view – as cliché as it sounds – full of malice and evil. Malice for the fellow who dies. But what do I care for that? I will survive. Malice for those who will suffer. But what do I care about that? The economy will still be standing!

Religion has been saying it again and again but nobody wants to hear it: The biggest trick of the devil is to convince man that he does not exist. In the past, human life was priceless. Every man was a son of God. Now human life is measured in economic terms and sacrificed in front of the needs of the… fit for survival. Darwin would be very proud of England today, which puts into practice the Theory of Evolution in the most gruesome way.

Source (still trying to locate the original artist to obtain his/ her approval to use this here, hope this is OK)

But for Christianity, every human being is potentially God. We are all part of Him. And with proper preparation we can become one with Him. As Nietzsche had said, now man has killed God. And now we are just counting dollars and calculating cost-benefit differences. If the equation is solved, then it is easy for us to kill our grandfather and grandmother because this will save “businesses” or the “GDP”.

At the end, England’s policy may succeed and those who live may gain immunity and their economy potentially will not be destroyed. But it will be an economy built on death and blood. At the end, those most capable for survival may survive. But they will no longer be able to taste the fruits of their victory.

And when the noise subsides and the night comes…

The greatest punishment will not be from cries and vengeance…

But from the sweet gentle touch of your grandmother when she put you to sleep. And from the sweet goodnight she whispered to you…

Right before you killed her.

Update 2020-03-17: The UK government seems to be changing or reconsidering this policy. (source)

Naming things. In astronomy and elsewere. We are doomed.

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The International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) job is to name things in space, and this can be very difficult sometimes. It makes sense, because there are likely billions of exoplanets in our galaxy, and we need to have a system for naming them all. Thankfully, the IAU is learning from past mistakes. From now on it will let citizens vote on the names for 20 planetary systems and some of the proposed names are actually… fun. The planet HD 149026 b, for example, could soon be called Jaenerys (a Game of Thrones character), or Jumbotsuruta, after a Japanese pro wrestler.… (1)

In the old days we had things we respected.

In the old days, we named planets out of gods.

Now we have Playstation and Game of Thrones.

Our life is empty, because we chose to not believe.

We believe believing is for children.

But children built the world.

We prefer being adults.

So sad…

Charlie Hebdo attack: Censorship. Freedom. Respect. And why one cannot overlap with the other (yes, with RESPECT too!)

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Hooded gunmen dressed in black burst into the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday 7/1/2015, killing 12 people in a coordinated strike and escaping onto the streets of Paris.

The three suspects behind the attack have been identified, Paris Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman told CNN. Two of them are brothers.

French authorities vowed to step up security and apprehend those responsible.

“Everything will be done to arrest (the attackers)”, French President Francois Hollande said in a speech Wednesday night. “… We also have to protect all public places. Security forces will be deployed everywhere there can be the beginning” of a threat. (1)

It seems tragic.
It seems unfair.
It seems wrong.

And it is.

But are we calm enough to see the obvious?

Showing disrespect to things which are holy to other people is also…

Tragic.
Unfair.
Wrong.

No, the one does not justify the other.
These statements are just both true. At the same time.

Killing people is bad. Christianism is the first who said that.

But which fascist was defeated by showing Jesus Christ fucking God and the Holy Spirit fucking Jesus? What kind of freedom of speech right was justified and honored by showing Jesus Christ fucking God and the Holy Spirit fucking Jesus?

Lack of limitations, lack of rules, is characteristic of the jungle…

And now all the animals are let loose…