Well, I've been suffering through a flu for the past few days.
It calls to mind what I consider one of the strongest pieces of evidence that religious scriptures are the work of mortal and ignorant humans, and not the word of a loving and all-knowing God.
A simple set of commandments that would have prevented huge amounts of unnecessary suffering.
Thou shalt boil a container of water for 30 minutes before drinking there from.
Thou shalt wash thy hands before preparing foods or when leaving or entering into the presence of somebody who suffers from disease.
Thou shalt thoroughly clean thy dishes and the locations on which thou prepares thy food with water that has been as hot as thou can stand.
Ah, but all of these have to do with the killing of bacteria . . . which, though an all-knowing and all-loving God may have created, no human could have known about unless the all-knowing God were to tell him about such things.
Yet, the Gods seemed to be as ignorant of these things as the people were. Perhaps, this is because a person who authors fiction cannot, in fact, create a character that is smarter than himself.