At the start of Sydney's lockdown, family gossip told me that a relative who is a Pastor, was telling his church members, "You cant catch the coronavirus in church."I've hear nothing since, but its interesting that in South Korea, a major outbreak was traced to a South Korean church that had organised a series of recruiting campaigns in China's Wuhan city.
Now, the Hongkong based newspaper, The South China Morning Post (one of the best informed news outlets in Asia) says that South Koreans are getting pissed off withe the Jesus mob. Its interesting, because Korea was one of the only East Asian nations, that the 17th century catholic missionaries (who were based in Beijing) were able to make many converts. Today, some 30% of South Koreans claim to be Christians (maybe 7 or 8% of that 30% are Catholic).
Here's the SCMP's claims:
South Korea’s Christians losing faith amid coronavirus outbreaks linked to churches, pastors say.
- Church-linked coronavirus infections have led the public image of churches to fall drastically in South Korea
- Christianity has become more unpopular over the years, due in part to church leaders getting into trouble and a view that the religion promotes old-school values, pastors say
- It included this video:
- and this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=14rvNZWvGEY&feature=emb_logo
- If you want to read all the SCMP had to say, the link is: