Reasons for not being vaccinated multiply.
USA Today this morning published the latest “revelation.” Considered by some to be Biblicaly derived. The article titled: Some Say The COVID-19 Vaccine Is The Mark Of The Beast.
Mark of the beast is the newest excuse for refusing vaccination. Whether correct uncertain. However the number of persons relying on the beast excuse to refuse the vaccine is increasing.
Their belief is based on the New Testament’s Book of Revelation 13:16-18. It mentions the “mark of the beast.” The mark reflects an allegiance to Satan.
Those who believe the beast theory reject its scientific base. They claim it is based on “values and morals.” Such as found in the Bible.
“Mark of the beast is an apocalyptic biblical term…..the apostle John speaks of an apocalyptic pair of beasts who will rule the earth with cruelty.” Their evil reach – which can be interpreted as hidden manipulation – will require all people who require the transaction of commerce to wear the mark of the beast. The apostle John did not identify what the mark would look like, although some theologians translate scripture to reference the number “666” to be associated with it.
“The mark will be on the right hand or in their foreheads.” Without it, “no man might buy or sell.”
There has been no finding that the mark and vaccine are similar in appearance, however.
Rather those who believe suggest “the vaccine represents a conspiracy of governmental control or that the vaccine contains some sort of marking agent to indelibly identify those foolish enough to receive the vaccine.”
Trump tapped into the lack of trust in the government and the medical field. Reached through a belief in American populism which comes with a disbelief in experts.
Certain top Republicans believe vaccines are “the mark of the beast” and “comparable to a false god.”
People with spiritual beliefs who believe that “all things are influenced by religion are more likely to believe mark of the beast which is in every Christian bible.”
Many Christians have arrived at the belief that “the world is in the time the Bible calls ‘the last days.'” When speaking of “the last days,” the Bible speaks of someone identified as the Antichrist and he would require people have a mark…..to buy and sell.”
Wild so far. And to think anyone would believe such garbage.
The USA Today article says, “The COVID-19 vaccine – or any vaccines – have nothing to do with any of this.
There are those who believe per Revelation 14 that the mark will be a pledge of loyalty to the Antichrist and no one will take the mark unknowingly.
Though Revelation 14 talks of “doom,” many believe God “will not doom people for taking something unwittingly.”
Unreliable information is being spread both ways. Primarily via social media.
People are increasingly coming to the conclusion that the “mark of the beast” is a reason not to get vaccinated. Who wants to be seen supporting the Antichrist?
Those who support the mark of the beast theory will be from the religious right. Evangelicals and Protestants. Those generally wrong in their twisted religious beliefs.
A closing observation. Certain religious persons are desperate for a reason to reject the vaccine. They end up in court relying on whatever as the basis for a violation of their freedom of religion rights. The courts have bent over backwards to uphold claims for a religious exemption. From my perspective, judges readily move to accept the religious claim.
The mark of the beast will find its way into a courtroom in the next year. A tough theory to handle/understand. No judge however is going to rule against people who who are opposed to being marked as followers of the Antichrist.
A couple of weeks ago, the religious exemption claim was that the Bible tells us man was made in God’s image. If so, the wearing of a face mask blocks the viewing of God’s face. No one should block God’s face.
I am still waiting the court’s decision on that one.
Southern states like to march in a similar line, to dance to the same tune.
The Texas abortion law that bans an abortion once a heart beat can be detected, is on its way to becoming law in Florida I fear. A bill has been introduced similar in nature to Texas’ new law. Governor DeSantis’ will sign the similar bill into law. Actually, I am sure he will. He continues to be on the wrong side of everything.
Hurricane Sam is a strange one. It reached Category 4 yesterday. At a time when it still was mid ocean and had not reached land as yet.
Winds 140 mph.
Sam is expected to turn northwest tomorrow and continue turning through wednesday.
Meteorologists have advised Sam will be no danger to Florida or the Caribbean.
Enjoy your day!