Monday, October 22, 2007

Mosquitoes and terror and death, oh my!

According to the Oct. 21 Boston Globe (WSJ: The Informed Reader, B12, Oct. 22), terrorists could use mosquitoes as vectors for terrible disease. Yep - just like in the Black Death, when certain hostile forces catapulted rotting, infected bodies over walls of certain European cities. Now we have yet another thing to be worried about - not only can we get West Nile virus from mosquitoes, scientists worry that we could soon get Rift Valley fever too.

I know this may sound silly, but Christians have nothing to fear except the possible suffering that would result from either of these diseases. There is no fear of death before our eyes. It's just those who don't care what happens after their deaths who want to prolong this life as long as possible. I'll leave it at that.

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