Here goes my latest RANT:
I can see why so many people want the government to mandate the vaccine. I don\’t like that but it will probably come down to it because people won\’t comply. It\’s like dogs at the park. We used to be able to take our dogs to the park. Responsible people would always pick up their dog poo – those that would not – probably in the minority but because they refused to pick up after their dog, we now have lost that privilege. Dogs are no longer welcome at National and State Parks. I blame selfish dog owners for that.
I can see both sides of this vaccine mandate – not trusting the Government. I actually have more respect for those that take their stand – for political reasons, medical reasons, or religious reasons. ( Religious for example A Christian Science practitioner who historically has always rejected modern medicine etc. But NOT those who believe in junk biblical reasons they heard on YouTube or some ignorant TV evangelist who is preaching to the biblically ignorant) No offence to those of my Christian friends who do – we\’ve agreed we can\’t discuss it without feelings coming up. That is how I feel.
For us, it wasn\’t ever an issue. We would get the vaccine and that would be it. And we are Bible Believing Christians which would make us evangelical. I just know my Bible and what it says. The vaccine is NOT the Mark of the Beast. I have peace about it.
Yesterday Char went to her doctor and asked her questions:
Why take the vaccine, if people who are vaccinated are getting it anyway?
DR: To keep you safe and others around you. To help facilitate Herd immunity.
Is the vaccine safe?
DR: Yes – but no vaccine or medical procedure or medications are 100% safe.
What about blood clots?
DR: less than 1%
Won\’t my mask prevent me from getting covid 19?
What are the side effects?
DR: Achy, nausea, a sore arm is common.
Yet she is still apprehensive about it. No, she is downright scared to death. So I asked her, WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO? She hemmed and hawed until she admitted that her bio-Mom up in Seattle is sending her videos and emails about how the vaccine has aborted fetal tissue, how it messes with your DNA, how the vaccinated will be dead in 3-5 years, and how it just might be the Mark of the Beast.
She has an Anxiety disorder that she is being treated for – She also is extremely Fear-based all the while claiming she is a believer in Christ. She makes herself miserable with the things she hears and embraces as gospel truth. How much of this is her intellectual disability? Is she just stubborn? Is this FEAR?
When she came to us, from Seattle back in 2012, she fled her husband\’s control with our help, who was mentally and emotionally abusive to her. He married her knowing she had the mental capability of a 12-year-old yet it frustrated him when she wouldn\’t change to his liking. He also was an anti-vaxer. I couldn\’t stand the man who was 12 years older than her.
The bottom line is, she probably won\’t get the vaccine.
I can handle it if someone can actually give a reason (regardless if I agree or not) by not getting it. But with Char, she keeps saying,
“I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.\”
There just is nothing else I can do to convince her.