20.03.2020 Opinion

We Shall Overcome

By Richard Benim
We Shall Overcome
LISTEN MAR 20, 2020

This article seeks to eradicate the fear and panic that some people, through religion, have instilled in some people concerning the Novel Coronavirus. And also to assure people that we shall overcome, we will heal our world. Just as Spanish Flu and the others were combated. With faith and effort, We will

I am not an atheist . An atheist is someone who has compelling evidence that there is no Judeo-Christian-Islamic God. I am not that wise , and I can not boldly deny or affirm that this virus is the end of life on earth because I have not found anything approaching adequate evidence for such an affirmation.

But I think it's not quite right to be singing doom at this time in history, prophesying and threatening people with statements of the “world coming to an end”.

So should we relent and not to defend this pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known" by trying to fight this ?.

_The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand_.

So we must come together and strive every means possible to combat this virus just like we did with Spanish Flu in 1918 which killed over 500 million people , Ebola, Meningitis, SmallPox and the rest

We Shall Overcome
All of us may not be scientists to conduct research but in every little way, we have to defeat it.

If you're religious, while following the precautionary measures, Pray . Pray to

your God to save this situation. Because If John 3 : 16 and the Al-Fatiha, "

ب سِْ مِ ﷲَّ ِ الرَّ حْ مَـٰنِ الرَّ حِيمِ" confirms to be true, then, I believe the

Judeo-Christian-Islamic God, we serve is not a doom God.

So let's snap out of the threatening and spreading of fears all over which in a way disobeying God, forgetting his wonderful intelligence and dominion given to man to rise above situations of this sort .

Let's encourage ourselves, let's master courage and sing with Martin Luther King Junior that, "we shall overcome".

Because to the best of my knowledge, at least for now, as Carl Sagan will put it "To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known"

BY Richard Benim
University Of Cape Coast, Ghana
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Carl Sagan, C 1994 pale blue dot

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