Church Quells COVID-19

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moksha
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Church Quells COVID-19

Post by moksha » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:19 am

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.or ... rld-report
The October 2021 edition shares how Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church, helped quell the spread of COVID-19 with a $20 million donation to support UNICEF’s role in the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.
Good for the Church to contribute to this UNICEF effort, but does it seem like they are making an overstatement?
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Re: Church Quells COVID-19

Post by jfro18 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:05 am

Some serious delusions of grandeur in that headline

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Re: Church Quells COVID-19

Post by nibbler » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:06 am

When placed on the scales of anti-mask/vax members rushing to return to the way things were, does the $20 million donation make the church a net queller or net contributor of covid?
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Re: Church Quells COVID-19

Post by wtfluff » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:29 am

nibbler wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:06 am
When placed on the scales of anti-mask/vax members rushing to return to the way things were, does the $20 million donation make the church a net queller or net contributor of covid?
Basically, just like all church "claims," I highly doubt there is any data/evidence so support any quelling.
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Re: Church Quells COVID-19

Post by Hagoth » Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:05 pm

They're mormonizing the word. You thought "quell" means quell, but it really means "quell."
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Re: Church Quells COVID-19

Post by moksha » Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:43 pm

The good news was that yesterday was the Canadian Thanksgiving. The traditional Canadian Thanksgiving dinner consists of:

Canadian Thanksgiving Menu
  • Maple Roast Turkey and Gravy.
    Harvest Rice Dish.
    Mashed Potatoes with Fried Mushroom, Bacon, and Onion.
    Bread and Celery Stuffing.
    Maple Cranberry Sauce.
    Mincemeat and Pumpkin Layer Pie.
Good faith does not require evidence, but it also does not turn a blind eye to that evidence. Otherwise, it becomes misplaced faith.
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