Sunday 18th April 2021

Kea says, frequently, that hope is a lia. Hope is a destroyer. She has started saying this when the government talks about the lockdowns ending, or the bubble being opened, and if you hang on things will be return to normal. That is a lie. Our government is instead following the Canadiians, who have had hate speech laws for a long time, and now are demanding papers. They have shown that their promises are a lie, and their plans are that we are slaves.

And if we do not submit, they will import a people that will.

It's just a temporary measure. Short term, for the duration of the emergency. You know, like the income tax. Meanwhile, the Canadian government is actively encouraging people to leave their homes in India and China and move to Canada.
There is no doubt that certain US governors would like to pursue a similar approach, but the obvious success of less-restrictive states like Florida is preventing them from doing so.
UPDATE: It appears the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has gone missing. This is not a metaphor.

Yet we are told that three things will remain, faith, hope and love, This is true. What need to remember is that the guarnator of our faith and hppe is Christ, who gives us an example of how to love. The hope we are given by the press is a lie, and the faith they want in their constitutions and laws is a delusion.

They want os to hate and be dependant. They want us despairing in sin . Christ came so we would be free from such.

Collect One
Almighty God,
who hast given thine only Son
to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin,
and also an ensample of godly life;
Give us grace that we may always
most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit,
and also daily endeavour ourselves
to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Acts 3:12-19
12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. 14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
17 “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,

1 John 3:1-7
3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

Luke 24:36-48
36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,43 and he took it and ate before them.
44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.

I am quite aware of the classical rules around quarantine and vaccination. You quarnatines a dhip with plague because it carried infection in. You did not quarantine the people within it. You vaccinate the ehalthy against diseases with a high rate of death an disability. You let minor viruses alone.

What we are seeing tis the politicization of public health with a promise that we can defeat and control and keep our a virus.

This is a lie. At least some Canadians are honest enough to know that in doing this they have shredded their code of rights anf dreedoms, which has been used as vecotor to debase their nation, from allowing the rancid rainbow in to euthanaisa.

Justified or not, the sight of a church being shuttered and fenced in by RCMP, as GraceLife Church west of Edmonton was Wednesday, is shocking. For months the church has ignored public-health measures, holding packed sermons every Sunday. It defied repeated orders from Alberta Health Services to close down, even after its pastor was arrested and briefly jailed. That the order was flouted for so long before being enforced in such a jarring way shows just how much COVID-19 has turned everything inside out.
Limiting church capacity to 15 per cent as health orders demand, to say nothing of shutting the church down completely, is quite obviously a violation of fundamental freedoms, even if those violations are justified in certain circumstances.
It might not be fashionable to be religious or to pray, but it is from religious freedom that our notions of liberty and tolerance come. This isn’t just a quaint reference to a 500-year-old German priest and his distaste for indulgences. The very first freedom listed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is “conscience and religion.”
A neutral secular government underpinned by the rule of law is something we owe to the centuries-old idea that people should be left well enough alone to worship, or not, as they please. Locking down a place of worship is something to be mourned, even if, like me, you haven’t attended a service in years, if ever.
And yet, no rights are without limits. A B.C. judge recently upheld public health orders that banned in-person religious sermons altogether. “Her decision was made in the face of significant uncertainty and required highly specialized medical and scientific expertise,” the judge wrote in reference to provincial health officer Bonnie Henry. Limits may be placed on rights in Canada if the goal is “pressing and substantial” and the limit is a proportionate response.
Given what we know about the spread of COVID-19, that being indoors and close to others for long periods of time increases the chance of transmission, limiting church capacity would appear to be an appropriate measure. Public health officers and the politicians they answer to are tasked with containing the spread to protect people’s lives.

National Post

Note that that is the consertative newspaper in Canada. They are fully engaged in the secular project, and they are supporting the government in regulating all services.

Their excuse is a virus with a 99.5% survival rate -- and higher if you are young and not fat.

What it shows is that hope in a constution, paty, or man-mde law is a lie. The spirit of this age hages us.

Our hope however is in Christ, who said his kingdom is not of this world for good reason. We are not called to be aligned with this.

Instead, we should pray, as the old divines said, for a godly, sober, and quiety life. This world wants onoe of that.

But we are toaught to not live the world.

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Will S.
3 months ago

NatPost is all too often useless.

Hugh
Hugh
3 months ago

There is only one hope….Christ