[ 16/7/20 Picture of child holding a placard “Take your mask off because God’s got you covered”]
It seems beyond reasonable doubt that all understandings of reality are necessarily simplifications of the complexity and fundamental uncertainty that seems to actually exist.
It also seems beyond reasonable doubt that evolution has of necessity produced subconscious systems in our brains that simplify that complexity down to something simple enough for us to make some sort of sense of it as a conscious experience of reality.
And the idea of an ineffable god is a reasonable approximation to such complexity in many contexts.
And our immune systems don’t function well if we are constantly stressed, so being able to relax and trust does actually have many survival benefits in many contexts.
And even allowing for all of that – I agree that is one seriously messed up photo.
Wearing masks helps to reduce the probability of transmission.
Washing hands frequently with alcohol based sanitisers works better.
Both are needed.
Identification and isolation of all infected people is essential to eliminate the virus.
We managed to do it in New Zealand, No cases of community transmission for two months now.
Maybe “God has given you masks and hand sanitiser – use them.” is an appropriate response.