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The most dangerous plague ever sent by God?

  1. Haunty profile image85
    Hauntyposted 6 years ago

    Do you think plagues are sent by God? Because there is one plague that's responsible for the death of more people than all the other things that have ever killed a person added together. What is it? Also, is this punishment? And why is it punishing only a certain group of people?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know that rabies is sent by God, I thought it came from cats.

      1. Haunty profile image85
        Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        But cats came from God, didn't they? wink

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I thought it was the Egyptians. And that was BC - Before Christiantiny.

          edit: I've just realised you are an Elite. I don't argue with Elites.  Sorry for any offence.  Please don't touch the accolades.

          1. frogdropping profile image85
            frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            If I could dish out accolades you'd get one for the coolest avatar.

            Haunty - what's the plague? Clue me in please smile

            1. Haunty profile image85
              Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Mosquitoes have killed about 45 billion people so far. That's about half of all that ever lived/died. And it's female mosquitoes. Males bite only plants. smile

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
                Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Just goes to show.  I thought Religious forums - must be Aids and the curse of Homosexuals.  So I got on my Gay high horse and rode straight in without taking precautions.

              2. frogdropping profile image85
                frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks for that. I feel better for the knowing.

                @ 2uesday - I imagine they're more vital than we realise - a bit like wasps I guess. Loads of other creatures will probably rely on them to survive. I'm supposing if they were wiped out - a lot of other species would go with them.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      abandonment

    3. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The most dangerous "plague" man has encountered and is suffering from is 'monotheism.
      It's creation is of his own doing!
      It very well may be the perpetrator of his, coming, near extinction.
      The "Doomsday clock" is ticking!
      Qwark

    4. pennyofheaven profile image79
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sent as in...using a magic wand or a special transmitter type of thing? If so no. The biggest plague would be the human mind. The punishment if any is the fruits that the mind sends forth to manifest in one way shape or form.

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The biggest plague would be the human mind...

        It was the greatest plague brought on human kind by human kind.
        Brilliantly said, Penny.
        James.

  2. Midnight Oil profile image90
    Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago

    "The most dangerous plague ever sent by God?" - Heavy duty bible thumping Christians on this forum !!!

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    Carp.  I hear they are infesting Eastern Kentucky and causing meth labs to explode...

    I could be wrong.

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    I think AIDs is the worst so far. Who created it - no idea. But I have my suspicions... sad

    1. superwags profile image80
      superwagsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's a tiny number when compared to those killed by malaria in history, although AIDS now kills twice the number of malari per year, the WHO expects this number to fall to virtually nothing in the next 20 years.

      AIDS just hasn't had enough time to kill the number of people malaria has, and is now fairly treatable by anti-retrovirals.

      It comes from Simian Immuno Deficiency Sydrome which jumped from apes in central Africa in the 1930s.

  5. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    What purpose do mosquitoes serve? Often when things that are a problem to us they also serve a useful function too. What good is a mosquito?

    1. Midnight Oil profile image90
      Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mosquitoes are like politicians....

      1. 2uesday profile image87
        2uesdayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They look harmless but they can cause havoc to your life. smile

      2. Daniel Carter profile image91
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I thought politicians were mosquitoes...
        Personally, I don't think God sent the plague of mosquitoes. However, I have a suspicion he sent Al Gore, Sarah Palin, and a few others as the stupidizers of America.

        Thanks for the info, haunty. Aside from my smart alec comment, I learned something!

        1. Haunty profile image85
          Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Some believe God is responsible for the mosquito. In the Quran, Allah names them as His creation and specifically states that they have a purpose. In fact, He says that the thing "inside" or "above" the mosquito has a purpose.

          As for Al Gore and Sarah Palin, they have a purpose of their own I guess. smile

    2. Haunty profile image85
      Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Saliva of blood-sucking arthropods contains a complex and diverse mixture of antihemostatic, antiinflammatory, and immunomodulatory compounds. The D7 salivary family of proteins is abundantly expressed in blood-feeding Diptera and is distantly related to the odorant-binding protein superfamily. In mosquitoes, two subfamilies exist, the long and short D7 proteins." I think this says something to the effect that mosquitoes might be useful for modern medicine in future. Apart from this I have no clue what good they are.

    3. DoubleScorpion profile image87
      DoubleScorpionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mosquito is a food staple of certain bats and birds. and various other animals

  6. Haunty profile image85
    Hauntyposted 6 years ago

    I posted this in 'religious' on purpose, so that when mosquitoes are figured out someone religious might come in and say, 'Say what you like but I will NEVER forgive Noah for not swatting the pair of them while he had the chance!'

    1. Midnight Oil profile image90
      Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Shame he never swatted the two politicians too...!

  7. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Thank you for the info. I never realised they were a food source for birds and bats although I should have, because here we have swallows and other birds that feed in the air on small insects.

    It would be good if their ability to make blood flow could be used to help produce a drug that would act in the way Warfarin does but possibly better.

    It does makes you wonder why only humans suffer from malaria if mosquitoes feed of the blood other animals too. Plus it is only in certain zones that they can cause Malaria (I think that's right).

    It makes you think that if people could stop fighting and put their energies and money into producing a way to prevent this illness (malaria) the world might be actually achieve something good. Unfortunately I would guess there is not huge profits to be made in fixing the problem.

    I got to go it's late here, it was  interesting to read this topic though.

  8. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    The worst plague ever?  Old age comes to mind...big_smile

 
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