Hey everyone! It’s been a long time! Fridge profet here reaching out in these trying times!
I hope that each of you and yours are doing well. For me life has changed dramatically in ways I didn’t expect but have been occurring never the less.
On religion, I haven’t been feeling too much of a need to write so as you can see I have been on a hiatus of sorts. I watched the 100 billion dollar hoarding bit by my faith of birth hit the news and even though I predicted something was missing in the math 7 years ago here. I didn’t say anything.
I felt the earthquake and saw Moroni losing his horn and thought there couldn’t be a better sign of displeasure from God that this… knowing full well that it would never be counted by the true believers as I taught in this sermon from the Fridge.
I did full-on belly laugh when someone sent me this picture documenting the whole Utah reaction to Coronapocalypse.
Am I the first to coin coronapocalypse? I couldn’t possibly be, right? Well, I know not of anyone else saying it so it is going in the title! If someone else said it first I will send them a roll of TP. 🙂
I even ran into my MIL one afternoon and commented she should be going hermit style what with the high risk my FIL is to this virus. She reminded me the bible predicted all this! And I still didn’t feel a sermon coming on…
For a while now though I realized that subconsciously something has been stirring below the surface. Because I have been wondering what if? What if I told you all who I am? What would be the reaction? Would it be good? Would anyone care? Or has anyone that cares already figured it out?
I also have been thinking about the possibility of using this platform for something good, something less critical. Could hundreds of thousands of views of this mediocre blog help create a little bit of something better in all our lives?
I hope so and that inspired this sermon:
Life is scary. But it is not the end of life that scares us. It’s fear itself. It is the thought of what might happen… and that is an important distinction. I need to give kudos to believers here because religions, in general, teach us a common idea. That is thoughts matter, “as a man thinketh, so is he“… this is a true thing. It is true because of all the reasons we can be fooled into thinking we have the one truth, that our religion is the one true one. We experience something called confirmation bias every single day of our lives. It can mislead us into making mistakes, but it can also be used to our benefit.
There is another thing that is real but we tend to dismiss it. It is called the placebo effect. It is scientifically proven to work when it comes to our health, so much that we have to control for it in every single medical study of any kind.
In today’s sermon, I want to encourage all of you this reaches to actively combine these ideas right now. Start believing that this whole corona thing is not that big a deal, start believing it can pass quickly and not be so bad. Start letting your confirmation bias see the success in things like the test in NYC on Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in combating this pandemic.
Because if you do it will change the outcome. Never before was panic more of a cause of a problem than it is today! Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying we shouldn’t be proactively concerned and doing what we can. We should. But if there was ever a time where a positive outlook could drastically affect the end result to both our health and our economy this my friends is it! Join me now and bend confirmation bias and the placebo effect to your will!
As your profet of the Fridge, I recommend two things.
1. Stay positive, actively look for a good outcome. Ignore the doomsayers!
2. If you have some free cash, buy stocks!
The future is good. I predict from here on for the coming weeks the news gets generally better and you see things we will call medical miracles happen right before our eyes. This is not the End of Days. It is the beginning of a new era, we will look back at this culture shift as the time when we threw off the shackles off the office and became owners of our destiny.
May cool be with you all as you ever stay chill in the Fridge,
Much love and health to you my fellow humans,
You can call me Darren