I’ve read some books on cellular microbiology and mutating viruses and bio warfare. The essence is this: this is a war on personal level between the virus and the cells of humans. I just wonder really why our human cells which are supposed to be highly more intelligent than the half-dead half-alive zombie-like corona virus … why the “embedded instructions” in our human cells are being scammed by virus. Are human cells weaker cells? Are humans no longer have control over their human cells? I’m dealing this problem on this level. Because our cells are the last ultimate frontier of this fight. Remember, this virus can mutate!the realization about this essence is my own theory. I did not find these in all books. I’m commanding my human cells to fight these viruses if they come within my cellular perimeter. If my cells will not obey me … i will complain of the maldesign to the Creator God! Is it a design defect or correct but i did something wrong to it that’s why my cells no longer follow me?
If this is a serious post, I will tell you what I was taught as a Baptist. In the beginning, God created and pronounced his creation good. Everything created was in a perfect state. Sin entered the world. Not only did did affect man, but it affected the physical earth and all of creation. So you have a once perfect creation which is breaking down all because of sin. The good news is that creation will be restored/made perfect when Christ returns. I don’t know how how the Church reconciles this, so I won’t answer for Her.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
302 Creation has its own goodness and proper perfection, but it did not spring forth complete from the hands of the Creator. The universe was created “in a state of journeying” ( in statu viae ) toward an ultimate perfection yet to be attained, to which God has destined it. We call “divine providence” the dispositions by which God guides his creation toward this perfection:
By his providence God protects and governs all things which he has made, “reaching mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and ordering all things well”. For “all are open and laid bare to his eyes”, even those things which are yet to come into existence through the free action of creatures.161
161 Vatican Council I, Dei Filius 1: DS 3003; cf. Wis 8:1; Heb 4:13.
With regard to the nature of evil, it should be observed that evil is of three kinds — physical, moral, and metaphysical. … Metaphysical evil is the limitation by one another of various component parts of the natural world. Through this mutual limitation natural objects are for the most part prevented from attaining to their full or ideal perfection, whether by the constant pressure of physical condition, or by sudden catastrophes. Thus, animal and vegetable organisms are variously influenced by climate and other natural causes; predatory animals depend for their existence on the destruction of life; nature is subject to storms and convulsions, and its order depends on a system of perpetual decay and renewal due to the interaction of its constituent parts. If animals suffering is excluded, no pain of any kind is caused by the inevitable limitations of nature; and they can only be called evil by analogy, and in a sense quite different from that in which the term is applied to human experience. … It should be observed that the universal perfection to which evil in some form is necessary, is the perfection of this universe, not of any universe: metaphysical evil, that is to say, and indirectly, moral evil as well, is included in the design of the universe which is partially known to us; but we cannot say without denying the Divine omnipotence, that another equally perfect universe could not be created in which evil would have no place.
Sharpe, A. (1909). Evil. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05649a.htm
Wait till we create the vaccine. Every bacteria and virus can mutate and probably will. That is the beauty of the creation of God. I am sure you have been ill before in your life. It is the same thing. We succumb to illness, our body does its thing and builds up the goods needed to fight the illness, we get better.
Creation at its best.
Did you think your immune system works better with the captain running around the bridge shouting and waving his hands?
As one military driver once said to his passenger, a general who asked if the driver was trying to get the general killed:
“No, sir! I’m in this Jeep, too, Sir!”
Your cells might thank you to do your job and let them do theirs. High Command has orders for you, after all. Follow those, and your cells will thanks you. Chances are there are enough flaws that are meant for conscious attention to keep us all busy without fretting about and wishing we could micromanage the wonders our bodies work without any orders from us.
Yes, this is a serious question related to the coronavirus. There is an aberration there. On cellular levels. Honestly I don’t want to delegate the cellular wars to govt, doctors, or WHO. For me this very personal: My cells, My God, and these enemy cells the involved here.
There was no entropy before the fall. Since then, it applies to all things. Thinking spiritually, there is a malevolent force which retains a certain level of power on this earth. I can easily envision that this force is the instigator of diseases, both physical and psychological.
My area of interest is cancer, having now had three of them. Studying at the microbiologic level, it is seen that when normal human cells mutate, they can and do develop abilities or properties which might be associated with some form of intellect.
Tumor cells express tiny proteins (cytokines) on their surfaces which direct the body to construct venous formations to increase blood flow (i.e. feed) the tumor. In other cases, the tumor cells express cytokines which disengage, or switch off, the macrophages which come to kill them.
There are many other fashions in which cancer seems almost to be a living, breathing target. Changing constantly, mutating into newer, more treatment-resistant strains, defeating drugs almost at will.
The human body can deal fairly effectively with many of these threats, our adaptable immune systems employing a binary system of friend-foe recognition when encountering other cells in the body. Foreign invaders are marked for destruction.
Yet, the cancer cells - which are us - can defeat almost all forms of control and elimination. They do not have a brain, but seem to respond to something, a something which desires to destroy the host.
The fall had a much more far-reaching impact than originally thought.
I don’t feel that it is anything to do with a design flaw in the human body, except with those who have specific primary immune deficiencies (DNA related). Viruses have been around ever since there was life. In order for them to survive they adapt, much like humans.
No, this is same battle, just a new opponent, and by all appearances not an opponent that is beyond imagination.
You have things you can do to help your immune system. I don’t just mean hand-washing, even though the majority of people who actually do it don’t do it correctly. I don’t just mean eat right, exercise, and rest. I mean to avoid putting the stress of hyper vigilance on your body. Concern is a guide. Worry is a weight and a distraction. To worry excessively is to fail to care for your immune system. If you need help learning to master your worry, that’s OK, but see it for what it is and become the master of your sense of vigilance, not its slave.
Trust in God but row away from the rocks. Do both, and your cells will be put into the best position to do their jobs. You have not been left defenseless but there are better and worse ways to mount a defense. Stick with the ones that actually help.
I don’t understand.
How do you propose to defend your cells, or to have your cells defend themselves, against the virus?
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