The Covid Church's Desire To Proselytize The World Through Vaccine Baptism
And how the Covid Church challenges Christianity with lockdowns and vaccine passports in the "new normal"
The religion of science now dominates much of the world, and because of Covid-19, this religion had no trouble finding devotees. The spiritual void of our secular age found fulfillment with new cultic rites in the Covid Church – the largest denomination of the science religion. One can often discern a member of the Covid Church by their dedicated adherence to wearing their religious garb - the facemask - in all settings.
Indeed, the talismanic power of the facemask brings together the faithful as they cover their faces to reveal their beliefs. The leader of the Covid Church in America, Pope Fauci, sermonizes to his flock often on the benefits of putting cloth over one’s lips and nose. And, even though he himself once stated that followers of his should not mask before reversing course, he recently declared his infallibility. He maintains that anyone who questions the dogma that he espouses questions science itself, the Covid religion itself. One cannot question the tenants of the Faucian faith and the Church’s foundational “virus coming from the wild” myth. If a believer does interrogate the Covid narrative, that person becomes a heretic.
Because of incessant Covid Church evangelizing from the media - exalting Covid Church members and belittling nonbelievers - many members of this Church lack empathy for those that do not adhere to their shared beliefs. Indubitably, some in the Church have become so malicious as to wish death upon others because they refuse to engage in their baptismal vaccine ritual, for belonging to this Church means surrendering one’s body over to the pharmaceutical industry and the corporate state, the two pillars of the Church.
Like empathy, logic is absent from many of the Covid Church faithful. Some members perceive those who do not espouse their beliefs as enemies, even if their beliefs contradict any semblance of reason. One of the church’s delusional declarations has to do with “protecting the community,” who they extend to all people – not just their congregants.
After receiving their experimental elixir, believers think all must do the same, for if everyone does not also take a gene-therapy jab, or viral vector vaccine, theirs will not work as intended. And although high ranking officials in the faith, such as Pope Fauci and Deaconess Rachel Walensky, preach at times that the vaccines do not prevent one from catching or spreading the virus, their flock still think those who refuse to partake in their baptismal ritual pose a unique threat that the inoculated do not. That is why adherents believe all people must become members of their Covid Church, hence their desire to proselytize through vaccination. Church members believe it is the only cure for society’s modern day lepers - the unvaccinated - who remain lepers, even if one caught the dreaded virus and recovered, since the Covid Church does not acknowledge the existence of natural immunity from infection.
And, now, the American branch - as well as some other national branches - of the Covid Church want to turn vaccination into a sort Holy Communion for the faithful. Booster shots will be coming to the most devoted church members, even though no data supports the efficacy or safety of repeated injections of mRNA technology. Walensky, though, speaking as a person of faith, has hope. No data. But hope.
Asked in the above interview if she anticipates regular boosters, she says she does not know, but one can see where this is going. She references following the science, meaning following the faith – which their most loyal members continue to do. But she does not address whether their could be any serious side effects from another shot in the arm.
The separation of church and state is written into the Constitution of the United States of America. However, in American cities controlled by Democrats, the Covid Church now infringes on this separation. One must become a member of the faith through baptismal vaccination to freely live their lives in New York City, New Orleans, and San Francisco, for instance. Other American cities are now consider mandating adherence to the Covid Church, too. And countries like Canada and many European nations have also implemented mandatory Church membership to access public venues.
But some people do not want to belong to the Covid Church. Many prefer to practice the faith of the Christian Church, which has been in conflict with the Covid Church’s demands for locking down - which included places of worship last year, and for some countries, church lockdowns extended into this year as well.
And since many governments now have an official state religion - the Covid religion - Christians may face Covid vaccine requirements just to practice Christianity together in their churches. Some churches have already taken it open themselves to require proof of vaccination without a government mandate.
This comes after a year of lockdowns in which religious groups throughout the world were barred from coming together. In places such as the medical dictatorship of Canada, courageous underground churches were able to defy lockdowns. But now one Canadian Vicar faces up to four years in prison for preaching to his flock in defiance of the government’s oppression.
It should go without saying that vaccine requirements are antithetical to the Gospels. Christians should not have to prove that they have been inoculated with any of these experimental injections just to gather in worship, for the Christian faith is one of acceptance of all people, regardless of their medical status.
Writing for the Calgary Herald, Pastor John Van Stolen makes the claim that vaccine mandates for church attendance is the theologically sound decision for Pastors to enforce:
Theologically, the argument is stronger. To be a Christian is to model one’s life after Christ. Jesus always put others first. He gave up his individual rights for the common good and sacrificed for the sake of the weak. He loved others as he loved himself and would have surely done anything to best protect the unvaccinated children in his neighborhood. A Christian ethic always puts the vulnerable first.
Obviously, Pastor Stolen now adheres to two faiths: the Covid faith and the Christian faith, which contradict each other on several fronts. As mentioned above, vaccines do not confer sterilizing immunity; the vaccinated can still catch and spread covid. Also, a vaccinated person should not need another person to receive a vaccine for theirs to work in reducing the severity of disease, which is the only thing the vaccines are intended to do. Incidentally, Pastor Jon Van Stolen’s claims of protecting children do not hold up to the data: Children do not suffer from Covid-19; they are much more likely to have an adverse event - or die - if they get vaccinated. Furthermore, vaccinated individuals make up the majority of hospital admission in certain locations.
A Christian ethic does not exclude; a Christian ethic welcomes all. Jesus did not turn away anyone from following Him. Disqualifying certain people from attending church based on their personal medical choices goes against Christian teachings.
Certainly, the growth of the Christian faith, according to scholar Hector Avalos, can be attributed to Christian’s willingness to welcome those from all walks of life into the fold, and to treat people with contagious diseases fearlessly and faithfully. Early Christians did not shun the sick or disabled; they went to all and treated all with dignity, unlike the Pagans, who often fled from the sick and let them die without care. These Christians took their cue from Jesus, and this helped the church gain members. In the Gospels, Jesus challenges the Levitical health care system, and revolutionizes what it means to care for all human beings. Avalos briefly details this in an interview with Church Health Reader:
I became more interested in the healings in the Gospels. What are they doing there? The Levitical health care system described in Leviticus actually disenfranchised a lot of chronically ill people such as lepers.
There were additional restrictions on the blind and the lame entering the temple or the city. Once you disenfranchise a large population of chronically ill people, you have created a new demographic. In the Gospel of Mark, some of the first people Jesus begins his ministry with are the blind, the lame, and the lepers. From this research and my work in Pentecostalism, I saw that that people were attracted to the church because it offered healing.
Unfortunately, many members of the Covid Church reject the universal love and care for all people that Jesus embodied, and they consider unvaccinated people the lepers of our time, as they fear that they alone transmit diseases. The zealots in the Covid Church want society segregated. For example, many members share the sentiments of former Star Trek actor George Takei, who claims that the unvaccinated should not receive care before the vaccinated, in essence prioritizing members of his Covid faith over others.
Ultimately, society faces a spiritual battle. Those who believe in the universal Christian values of love, mercy, and acceptance - values that one need not be a Christian to hold - must speak up against the abhorrent hatred coming from certain sections of the Covid Church, and the segregation that they desire for all society based on a personal medical decision concerning what one injects in their body.
Not all who took the vaccine baptism hold the views of the extremists, of course. But to ensure that future generations maintain bodily autonomy, Covid Church members need to be confronted on their coercive tactics to force the world to become members of their faith; and the Covid Church must not even entertain the notion that Christians (and people of all faith traditions) must prove they were vaccinated in order to gather in worship.
Indeed, those who do not want the vaccine should be able to live free of discrimination; they should be able to engage in the world as equals with all people. Furthermore, all human beings must retain the freedom to treat their bodies as temples, which for many means not polluting it with an experimental, unsafe, and potentially lethal vaccine.
1 Corinthians 6-19
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?