I have an addition to that for those of you claiming to be Christians: Fear God.
There is not only an eternity of difference, but a world of difference.
As a Christian I am aware that there are diseases out there that can get you. That has been true my entire life. I have had a few of them. I have walked past innumerable others unscathed. It is not a matter of luck it is a matter of something called Providence. God made me. He made you too, even if you don’t acknowledge it. When he designed me it was like the modern day Lexus or whatever car you think is uber reliable. He put in all the filters, warning lights, backups and overrides that were needed to guarantee almost flawless performance. What happens if I cut myself? “Got that,” God tells me. I later learn about clotting factors, antibodies and white blood cells. They were there all the time. When my body is invaded by nasty germs God says, “Got you covered.” And so forth. Do I worry about getting sick? I guess. Do I allow that to make me walk in fear. Hah!
As a generic pagan you have none of those assurances. So, yes, walk in fear. The virus is out to get you. So are the hundreds of other viruses out there. There is tetanus waiting and strep throat. Food poisoning is right behind you and toxins in your water are looking for a hole in your filter. In addition to that your government is full of people who would like nothing more than to control every aspect of your life. Fear.
Wash your hands. I do that. I could even document that in the Bible. There is nothing wrong with common sense but don’t worry about the unicorns. Maybe a better example is lions. I love this passage in Proverbs.
(Pro 26:13 KJV) The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.I am not accusing you of being a sloth; just reflecting on how fear can cripple.
homo unius libri