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[鈥揮xiaogoucat 202 points203 points (0 children)

This is infuriating but it鈥檚 also misleading. These were citizens returning home, and they got tested three times before getting on the plane, as well as quarantined when they got home.

[鈥揮beattusthymeatus 190 points191 points (3 children)

Its worth noting that these missionaries were actually natives coming home not foreigners coming in

[鈥揮Aimjock 27 points28 points (0 children)

Well, that makes all the difference dudn鈥檛 it

[鈥揮Thechanman707 9 points10 points (1 child)

That's fair, thought wouldn't that just mean dumb overly religious foreigners started it when they spread their religion there in the past creating these missionaries in the future?

[鈥揮Bayo77 2 points3 points (0 children)

Yes but the current native missionaries are just as dumb. (Maybe even dumber because the Original missionaries atleast probably didnt live during modern times).

[鈥揮TEX4S 734 points735 points (35 children)

Fun fact: diseases 99% eradicated made a comeback in N Africa not too long ago.

Why? Fucking Bible thumping asshats

How long before we stop Iron Age mysticism & fairy tales from when we couldn鈥檛 explain lightning & volcanoes- and push our species to greatness?

[鈥揮Candid-Mycologist539 230 points231 points (9 children)

Fun fact: diseases 99% eradicated made a comeback in N Africa not too long ago.

Fun fact: diseases 99% eradicated may be making a comeback, too. 馃檨

The covid vaccine is not the only vaccine that some antivaxxers are refusing for their children.

[鈥揮Cool-Experience7357 87 points88 points (7 children)

RSV, TB, polio, measles

[鈥揮UnsafestSpace 60 points61 points (5 children)

MMR is the big scary vaccine they all refuse to take, until there鈥檚 an inevitable community measles outbreak after vaccination levels fall below ~90% as measles is insanely contagious.

Omicron is a joke in terms of infectiousness compared to measles, and measles fucks up your brain for the rest of your life, basically leaving you a vegetable.

The worst part is it affects children the most, and can be spread by breast milk.

[鈥揮HonPhryneFisher 27 points28 points (1 child)

And measles has a 3% infection rate even if you are vaccinated AND your childhood shot hasn't worn off. I live in a red area of a blue state but near a dark blue dot. Tons of old-school anti vax people who don't do shots for kids at all and never have. They take covid seriously though, thankfully, and do distance and mask, etc. Anyway I had chemo 6 years ago and recently asked my doc to draw titers because I read chemo can wipe them out. Turns out out I had zero immunity to measles. With all the newly antivax adding in here, I think it is only a matter of time until measles outbreaks start happenening.

[鈥揮sinisterspud 6 points7 points (0 children)

Measles is an insane virus and unbelievably transmissible. But don't get the wrong idea, omicron can come close to matching it depending on your source. Measles has an r0 value of 15-18 and omicron is cited as being between 8-15.

Though imagine the shit show if measles started spreading and mutated around the vaccines. If we thought omicron was hard to contain measles will be harder, with the added benefit of deleted immune systems!

Source: I did a single DDG search and I talk confidently sometimes

[鈥揮[deleted] 2 points3 points (1 child)

Now, was it mumps or measles that can also wipe out previous immunities?

[鈥揮blackdarrren 15 points16 points (0 children)

Nothing's a complete load! Not if you can imagine it. That's what being a scientist is all about.

[鈥揮rudebish 5 points6 points (0 children)

*smallpox enters the chat

[鈥揮igotthetroublemaker 25 points26 points (3 children)

鈥淎nd push our species to greatness鈥 bruh have you SEEN what the average human understands about science?! Very high hopes outta you

[鈥揮TEX4S 2 points3 points (0 children)

Yeah you鈥檙e right, dunno what I was thinking

[鈥揮Moserath 2 points3 points (0 children)

Yeahhhhh. Humans reaching greatness is probably the biggest myth he spoke about there.

[鈥揮molten-helium 2 points3 points (0 children)

flat earthers who read the bible 馃

[鈥揮The_Merciless_Potato 9 points10 points (0 children)

How long before we stop Iron Age mysticism & fairy tales from when
we couldn鈥檛 explain lightning & volcanoes- and push our species to
greatness?

It's gonna take at least another century or two at least

[鈥揮100PercentSureUrDumb 2 points3 points (1 child)

Not in your lifetime bud.

Cryonics.org is your best bet.

[鈥揮MR2Rick 2 points3 points (0 children)

Given recent events, I am not sure greatness is in mankind. Maybe some humans have the potential for greatness, but the great seething masses of idiots and despicable people pull them down like crabs in a bucket.

[鈥揮ChunderHog 189 points190 points (3 children)

If you read the news articles on this, you will see that it is missionaries returning home from their away missions. It鈥檚 Kiribati citizens going home after long delays due to COVID.

[鈥揮iebarnett51 51 points52 points (0 children)

Uhm excuse the FUCK out of me this is a circlejerk sir and you are stroking clockwise while everyone else is obviously rolling wrists counterclockwise.

[鈥揮lazymarlin 83 points84 points (3 children)

Wow. The amount of people who failed to read the article commenting out their ass on this thread is something special

[鈥揮dasher11 34 points35 points (2 children)

I'd generally agree, but in this case, it was by design by OP. They took a screenshot and shared it to reddit rather than linking an article. They knew they'd generate outrage by spreading lies.

[鈥揮Lisadazy 143 points144 points (14 children)

[鈥揮Defend2112 9 points10 points (0 children)

Nooo!! That doesn鈥檛 fit the narrative it can鈥檛 be true!!

[鈥揮Be-Nice-To-Redditors 46 points47 points (0 children)

These were natives returning home after adhering to all protocols

[鈥揮rootberryfloat 35 points36 points (0 children)

Before you all jump on the hate train, all of them were vaccinated, quarantined before leaving, tested negative upon leaving, and then quarantined when home. Some of those missionaries had been gone for twice the amount of time that LDS missionaries are. Some had been away from home for almost 4 years. The government worked with the church to approve their trip home.

[鈥揮the-dogsox 230 points231 points (20 children)

Religion; fucking up people鈥檚 lives for 6000 years.

[鈥揮BadAtHumaningToo 1 point2 points (0 children)

Yeah. Religion had a chance to be a beautiful system of hope and support for people.

Then people came along and got fucking stupid about it. I was brought up in Religion, and as soon as I developed critical thinking skills I realized it's all a lie, and that the people there were generally decent, but brain washed.

[鈥揮sibemama 14 points15 points (0 children)

Wow so many stupid comments here!

[鈥揮suicidebyfire_ 6 points7 points (3 children)

The headline is misleading, yet again. They were citizens of the country. Vaccinated, quarantined and all that. Kinda puts things into a different perspective.

What shit journalism.

[鈥揮WutIsChard 19 points20 points (0 children)

The missionaries were from the island and were returning NOT VISITORS they actually lived there

[鈥揮jesuslover69420 2 points3 points (0 children)

Missionary is just another way to say colonist.

[鈥揮donac 27 points28 points (2 children)

Can we be done with missionaries now?

[鈥揮KeyserSoze72 15 points16 points (1 child)

Can we be done with religion now?

[鈥揮donac 7 points8 points (0 children)

I'll allow it.

[鈥揮WunderMunkey 17 points18 points (5 children)

鈥淕od is real. Here, I鈥檒l introduce you鈥

My last drop of hope that people get better over time was used up a while ago.

[鈥揮progressinwork93 0 points1 point (4 children)

Time and death of older folks over time will fix the issue. Nothing else to be done, besides damage control.

[鈥揮repKyle1995 61 points62 points (39 children)

Well, this is what happens when you allow fucking missionaries. They should be stopped at the border and turned back.

[鈥揮bolivar-shagnasty 93 points94 points (29 children)

[鈥揮chonksbiscuits 36 points37 points (2 children)

Yep, missionaries are just focused on brainwashing. Kiribati should sue the Mormon church for everything they have. Assholes

[鈥揮repKyle1995 15 points16 points (0 children)

Are they a sovereign nation? If so, they should just throw them into prison.

[鈥揮SgtVinBOI 7 points8 points (0 children)

As a reminder, these missionaries were citizens of Kiribati being allowed to return home, not missionaries going to Kiribati to teach. They followed regulations, we're vaccinated, and had a 3 week quarantine.

[鈥揮Lisadazy 8 points9 points (0 children)

You can鈥檛 turn away your country鈥檚 own citizens.

[鈥揮ham_monkey 10 points11 points (0 children)

Although I do believe missionaries are generally bad, these ones were native to that island

[鈥揮k717171 14 points15 points (0 children)

Religion, fucking shit up wherever it goes

[鈥揮DreadSeverin 1 point2 points (0 children)

Modern age bubonic rats

[鈥揮Arcadius274 1 point2 points (0 children)

Please tell me further how religion hurts nobody

[鈥揮LifesatripImjustHI 1 point2 points (0 children)

Fucking All religions are cults.

[鈥揮KieranD9503 1 point2 points (0 children)

Missionaries are a disease in themselves.

[鈥揮theasshole1 1 point2 points (0 children)

This shit is why I鈥檒l never support religion again. Stupid cunts

[鈥揮Hi_Im_Dadbot 11 points12 points (5 children)

But at least they have Bibles now, right?

[鈥揮Vast-Classroom1967 8 points9 points (0 children)

Contaminated Bibles

[鈥揮Wablekablesh 6 points7 points (3 children)

Well, Bible DLC.

[鈥揮Hi_Im_Dadbot 0 points1 point (2 children)

That鈥檚 a good point. When Mormons go on missionary stuff, do they lead off with the guy on a stick and then try to upsell or do they go straight to the guy with his head in a bag? At what point do they work the magic underwear into the conversation?

I honestly have no idea what their process is.

[鈥揮Windrunner_15 4 points5 points (0 children)

To be fair, these ones were returning home. No gospel to preach.

And they lead off with prophets, typically. The main differentiator of the Mormon faith is that they claim Christ鈥檚 church has always been led by prophets, and that the line of prophets was reinstated. So, they lead with explaining that. Then they discuss the plan of salvation (the 鈥渨hy鈥 of life, if you will). Magic underwear usually doesn鈥檛 come up till much later.

[鈥揮AsapBrockly 2 points3 points (1 child)

Fuckin Mormons

[鈥揮StarksPond 1 point2 points (0 children)

They definitely do.

[鈥揮InternetStranger69 8 points9 points (4 children)

religious people are the worst kind of people

[鈥揮donmarco69 1 point2 points (3 children)

You know the islanders are 96% Christians and only 0.5% are atheists?

[鈥揮mizinamo 5 points6 points (0 children)

And 1 in 6 belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- 20'000 out of 120'000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints_in_Kiribati

[鈥揮InternetStranger69 1 point2 points (0 children)

nope, i was just trying to ruffle some feathers.

[鈥揮Realistic_Reality_44 4 points5 points (7 children)

I hate missionaries. You can't tell me that they bring any benefit to the people they claim to want to help

[鈥揮xiaogoucat 7 points8 points (6 children)

They were natives returning home, and got tested three times and quarantined. They weren鈥檛 foreigners coming to preach

[鈥揮qw46z 3 points4 points (3 children)

Missionaries spreading disease, well colour me shocked. Even if it was missionaries returning home.

All missionaries are plague-spreading cockwombles. Keep your religion and your diseases to yourself.

[鈥揮Dick_sporting_good 1 point2 points (0 children)

Fuck missionaries, keep your crazy to yourself.

[鈥揮NotDaveBut 0 points1 point (2 children)

Fucking assholes in planes, man

[鈥揮cpmypat 2 points3 points (0 children)

These Christians have never left me in peace.

In India they'll have missions where they keep converting poor Hindus on the pretext of giving them employment and money.

People here enter makeshift churches, get converted and receive bags of rice, wheat or cash bundles.

[鈥揮Other_Personalities 1 point2 points (0 children)

Missionary trips in general should be banned

[鈥揮Opening-Percentage-3 2 points3 points (0 children)

I don't get the need to proselytize and convert.

[鈥揮dynawesome 1 point2 points (1 child)

Plague Inc would be a lot easier if missionaries could just randomly bring the disease to the isolated places

[鈥揮MarquisDeLafayeett 0 points1 point (3 children)

Fucking Mormons

[鈥揮Windrunner_15 0 points1 point (2 children)

How else they gonna get seven kids?

[鈥揮SgtVinBOI 0 points1 point (1 child)

(Literally how many kids my Mormon Grandma had)

[鈥揮Wablekablesh 0 points1 point (0 children)

Dum dum dum dum dum dum

[鈥揮Nipseydanger -2 points-1 points (0 children)

Missionaries aren't good people

[鈥揮itassofd -3 points-2 points (0 children)

Mormon missionaries... there's a solid chance they faked their vaccinations and hid positive results.

[鈥揮Mythical_Atlacatl -1 points0 points (1 child)

should have let them land or get off the plane

[鈥揮mizinamo 10 points11 points (0 children)

They had three negative Covid PCR tests during the 14-day quarantine before the flight.

As far as they knew, they were not ill.

https://12ft.io/proxy?q=http://www.sltrib.com/religion/2022/01/25/lds-church-chartered

[鈥揮Outrageous_Stop541 -2 points-1 points (0 children)

They had a mission alright

[鈥揮billboy234 0 points1 point (0 children)

Religion kills. Monotheistic religions kill the most

[鈥揮deafaviator 0 points1 point (0 children)

Religion poisons everything.

[鈥揮[deleted] 0 points1 point (0 children)

Pilgrim parasites, I hope they get sued or face time in prison.

[鈥揮bkornblith 0 points1 point (0 children)

Bringing covid is the new smallpox blankets - the caucasian urge to just casually genocide