Faith is a good thing.
We all need to believe in something.
It doesn't matter if we're Christians or Muslims, faith is central in all world religions.
But faith without common sense, or accepting scientific facts, can be misplaced.
When a religious group ignores the global pandemic and continues to meet in-person for services, the consequences can be deadly.
Look what happened in South Korea; when a religious church sect - Shincheonji Church of Jesus - continued to ignore the government's social distancing rules. The results were catastrophic. Most of the nation's cases have been traced to 8,000 of those stubborn believers.
So what's the answer to stopping church-goers from infecting their community today when they have regular services together?
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has come with an answer on how to deal with the stubborn parishioners. Authorities are recording license plates in church parking lots with mass attendance today.
Tomorrow Quarantine officials will be contacting violators who will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home. I applaud the effort because it's a compromise (depending on how you look at it), but mainly because it will save lives that may have been lost due to their faith.
I don't even want to go there about how many people have been killed in the name of some faith. Out of respect for the day, I'll leave that argument for another time.