This brief post looks at what the Secular Student Alliance is telling people during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a secular organization they are pushing science and warning against disinformation.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Empire State Building in New York City
This blog subscribes to a lot of atheism and secular organizations and reads and processes the information. One of the groups that I get information from is the Secular Student Alliance. Atheists and secular humanists strongly believe in science and push it heavily. I myself am a strong supporter of science and support things like vaccines for medical reasons and more. Likewise I am not a person into conspiracy theories. That is one of the issues I have with evangelicalism is that conspiracy theories thrive in that culture. In addition atheism and secularism strongly rejects misinformation and talks about if frequently. Its one of the reasons why I respect many in the atheist and secularism camp. In this past week many schools and universities are canceling classes and moving them online. As COVID-19 looms this is what the Secular Student Society emailed out.
These days, when we talking about “going viral” we don’t typically have a literal virus in mind, yet here we are. We know many of you are having your lives seriously impacted by this outbreak and the efforts to mitigate illness. In the coming days your classes may be suspended or moved online and even medium-sized gatherings may be prohibited.
In the midst of the disruption, please don’t forget your SSA family. Don’t forget to reach out to each other, meet with each other virtually or in small groups while still following the guidelines on your campus or in your community. Please also remember that we are here to support you as well. Reach out anytime and let us know how we can help.
Now is also a good time to make sure you, your friends, and family are accessing good information about the virus and not falling prey to misinformation and conspiracy theories. Here are the CDC guidelines on COVID-19.