BBC Scotland has been super-spreading this story:
The Bishop of Paisley has called for a 24-hour “circuit breaker” to be put in place on Christmas Day, amid warnings of a “digital Christmas”. In the Sunday Times, John Keenan compared the idea to the Christmas Day truce during World War One.
Before I could get my act together, regular Tuskerer stewartb spotted the flaw in the Bishop’s thinking:
Just heard about the cleric from Paisley who is arguing that the Scottish Government should remove Covid-19 restrictions for Christmas Day. This headlined BBC Scotland’s TV news tonight. To support his argument, he draws the analogy with the World War 1 Christmas Day truce when enemy soldiers played a game of football.
Was the key thing about this WW1 Christmas Day not the agreement, the certainty, that NO weapons would be fired?
Does this cleric intend to call on his god to negotiate a ‘cease-fire’ to ensure all Coronavirus transmission stops for a day? And if he believes he can do this successfully, perhaps while he’s at it, he could ask for this virus ‘cease-fire’ to last a lot longer than a day!
Hmmm…..maybe the plague is a punishment? Because we are too tolerant of something not allowed in the Old Testament?
I know, it’s the 20% who vote Tory! Where’s my flaming torch and pitchfork?