Many people believe that faith and reason, or religion and science, are locked in an irreconcilable war of attrition against one another.
Following Pope John Paul II's 1996 statement that the theory of evolution is more than just a hypothesis, newspapers around the world published articles wrongly asserting that the Church had finally come around and withdrawn its opposition to the theory.
"Science can purify religion from error and superstition," said Pope St. John Paul II. "Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes."
"What are you doing, Medicine Man?"
Fra Angelico (c. 1395-1455) did not dwell in a desert.
My goal today is, first, to present the facts about how deadly COVID-19 actually is; second, to present the facts about who is at risk from COVID; third, to present some facts about how deadly the widespread lockdowns have been; and fourth, to recommend a shift in public policy.