By Greg Spearritt
“There is a heaven and there is a hell,” declared Hillsong founder Brian Houston in 2020. “They’re very real places. And I have no doubt… that demon forces from the pit of hell have been arraigned against the earth and are behind this coronavirus.”
We haven’t heard, in relation to now former-pastor Brian’s more recent woes, that ‘the devil made me do it’, but given his demon-haunted worldview perhaps that’s an explanation-in-waiting for his troubling behaviour.
The demon forces from hell, if they were to exist, would surely be behind the carnage in Ukraine, not to mention the world inching inexorably towards a climate apocalypse. William of Ockham, however, would find a much more straight-forward explanation I suspect, and for the genesis and spread of coronavirus too. Who needs devils when you have humans?
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