There are certainly a number of wild theories floating around in regard to COVID-19, but only one of these ridiculous hypotheses is said to be coming from the Lord himself.
In some of the deeper, darker corners of the internet, there lie a number of bizarre ideas about what exactly this coronavirus pandemic “really ” means. Some have suggested that 5G cellular towers developed by China are being used to “activate” the virus, while others believe that this is all a part of “the storm”, as foretold by the mythical internet creature known as “Q Anon”.
Some of the internet’s new-age hippies have even suggested that, [takes a puff], we’re the virus, man, and COVID-19 is purging us.
And as outlandish as that seems, it appears that Pope Francis is on board with it.
Asked by British journalist Austen Ivereigh whether the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for an “ecological conversion,” the pontiff reasserted his belief that humanity has provoked nature by not responding adequately to the climate crisis.
“There is an expression in Spanish: ‘God always forgives, we forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives,’” Francis said in the interview published Wednesday. “We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires in Australia, or remembers that a year and a half ago a boat could cross the North Pole because the glaciers had all melted? Who speaks now of the floods?”
“I don’t know if it is nature’s revenge, but it is certainly nature’s response,” he added.
And, as if there was any doubt that Francis was talking about global warming:
“Every crisis contains both danger and opportunity: the opportunity to move out from the danger,” he said. “Today I believe we have to slow down our rate of production and consumption and to learn to understand and contemplate the natural world.”
Maybe the high pontiff should spend a little more time worrying about the Catholic Church’s consumption of young boys before he speaks on global warming.
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