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    Reuters: Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France

    Very sad but important article: Special Report: Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France

    From the stage of an evangelical superchurch, the leader of the gospel choir kicked off an evening of prayer and preaching: “We’re going to celebrate the Lord! Are you feeling the joy tonight?”

    “Yes!” shouted the hundreds gathered at the Christian Open Door church on Feb. 18. Some of them had traveled thousands of miles to take part in the week-long gathering in Mulhouse, a city of 100,000 on France’s borders with Germany and Switzerland.
    The prayer meeting kicked off the biggest cluster of COVID-19 in France - one of northern Europe’s hardest-hit countries - to date, local government said. Around 2,500 confirmed cases have been linked to it. Worshippers at the church have unwittingly taken the disease caused by the virus home to the West African state of Burkina Faso, to the Mediterranean island of Corsica, to Guyana in Latin America, to Switzerland, to a French nuclear power plant, and into the workshops of one of Europe’s biggest automakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Despite the blame-casting headline and the lack of mention of other large non-religious gatherings that have spread the virus, the key word here is "unwittingly".

    A kick-boxing event in Thailand spread the virus all over the country.

    A pot-luck event in Wuhan, for 40,000 families, two days before they broke the coronavirus news.


    No doubt there are plenty of other large gatherings of all sorts all around the world (cruise ships, anyone?) that have spread the virus.

    For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

    It's surely just a coincidence that the article Charles chose to talk about this is one that talks about Christians gathering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxVel View Post
    Despite the blame-casting headline and the lack of mention of other large non-religious gatherings that have spread the virus, the key word here is "unwittingly".

    A kick-boxing event in Thailand spread the virus all over the country.

    A pot-luck event in Wuhan, for 40,000 families, two days before they broke the coronavirus news.


    No doubt there are plenty of other large gatherings of all sorts all around the world (cruise ships, anyone?) that have spread the virus.

    For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

    It's surely just a coincidence that the article Charles chose to talk about this is one that talks about Christians gathering.

    Let's not forget the Spanish feminist rally... in MARCH:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxVel View Post
    Despite the blame-casting headline and the lack of mention of other large non-religious gatherings that have spread the virus, the key word here is "unwittingly".

    A kick-boxing event in Thailand spread the virus all over the country.

    A pot-luck event in Wuhan, for 40,000 families, two days before they broke the coronavirus news.


    No doubt there are plenty of other large gatherings of all sorts all around the world (cruise ships, anyone?) that have spread the virus.

    For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

    It's surely just a coincidence that the article Charles chose to talk about this is one that talks about Christians gathering.

    Heaven forbid that he mention what the New York Times called the "gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque [which] became the pandemic’s largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the coronavirus to half a dozen countries". It was a meeting held at the beginning of March of the world's largest Islamic missionary movement Tablighi Jamaat, a group both the FBI and the British equivalent M15 describe as being a fertile recruiting ground by extremists with as many as "80% percent of the Islamist extremists hav[ing] come from Tablighi ranks, prompting French intelligence officers to call Tablighi Jamaat the 'antechamber of fundamentalism.'"

    They've tried to organize other large meetings in both Indonesia and India since then but were prevented.

    But then there is the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan who allowed a quarter of a million people to gather in Lahore in mid March, to participate in the Tableeghi Ijtema, organized by, who else, a local branch of the Tablighi Jamaat, which "spread the coronavirus from Kyrgyzstan to Gaza"

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    The attempts to talk about anything but the topic is duly noted. Since we are currently having discussions about gatherings in churches I think it is an important article. So far every poster has failed to give a fair response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    The attempts to talk about anything but the topic is duly noted. Since we are currently having discussions about gatherings in churches I think it is an important article. So far every poster has failed to give a fair response.
    TRANSLATION: I don't want anyone to distract from my Christian bashing since that's what I do and is the only thing I'm interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    TRANSLATION: I don't want anyone to distract from my Christian bashing since that's what I do and is the only thing I'm interested in.
    That is a false statement . If you want to stay in the thread stay on topic and don't make false statements about me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    That is a false statement . If you want to stay in the thread stay on topic and don't make false statements about me.
    I guess you have a point and I shouldn't have said that's the "only" thing you're interested in since you've shown a profound propensity for being a (highly selective) net nanny as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
    The attempts to talk about anything but the topic is duly noted. Since we are currently having discussions about gatherings in churches I think it is an important article. So far every poster has failed to give a fair response.
    Why only focus on Christians when other groups also held large gatherings during the time period in question?

    We're just looking for a little fairness and consistency, Chuck, or is that too much to expect from you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Why only focus on Christians when other groups also held large gatherings during the time period in question?

    We're just looking for a little fairness and consistency, Chuck, or is that too much to expect from you?
    And yet another post looking to talk about something else, in this case my person. The first reply was slightly on topic. The rest was pure whataboutism.

    For those who wish to discuss anything but the topic (including my person): Feel free to start your own thread. Leave this one.
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