So my mother thinks that the Coronavirus is God's punishment. Tbh, with the recent plague of locusts in Pakistan and the flooding in the UK, I can see why. (Note: my mother is a lapsed Christian, I'm agnostic but was raised in the church) Ofc, with Italy being the current worst-hit country, it seems unlikely to be divine punishment - can you get a more religious country than Italy?
What are everyone's thoughts? I'm especially curious to hear from those who are devout in their religion - do you feel this is punishment or a test of faith?
I don't think there has ever been a time in history when we have had quick access to the worlds simultaneous events. That's also why there is a lot of anxiety disorders I think. Too much access to free and cheap information. Welcome to capitalism.
Sometimes events are definitely a punishment however. Look at Pompeii. No doubt.
I don't know what's happening with this Coronavirus thing to be honest. It's a bad virus fine but I get confused because other communicable diseases have caused more deaths globally...I don't know what the future holds but if you look at the case and death ratio globally for Covid-19 it is: 265,976 cases/11,186 deaths.
You could also put other diseases into a case and death ratio and I wouldn't be surprised if you found more concerning items. Interestingly the American Cancer Society's estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2020 are:
About 13,800 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed.
About 4,290 women will die from cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is caught from the Human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV's are transmitted very easily just like Covid-19.
In 2018, approximately 311 000 women died from cervical cancer; more than 85% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries.
So it may well be a punishment however. Especially for world leaders because a lot of them fall into the at risk category.
Read about HPV's the cancer causing types and look at the cause...I won't mention it here....I'm pretty sure you can conclude they can
be a punishment...