Prayer Sucks? What About that "Miracle" on the Hudson River?
By John W. Lillpop
Atheists, wanna be atheists, and other liberal heathen can always be counted on to scowl at the mere mention of the "Power of Prayer" or other religious beliefs based on faith in the supernatural.
Atheism is a growing menace in America, especially among uneducated twits who believe that being anti-God is a sure mark of intellectualism, when in fact the exact opposite is true.
Another obvious truth: The number of non-believers surely took a big hit as a result of impromptu conversions that took place in the freezing waters of the Hudson River this afternoon.
The drama began minutes after US Airways Flight 1549 suffered a "double bird strike" during take off, which choked off both of the airliner's engines and left the Airbus A320 suspended in mid-air above the great metropolis area of New York City.
As reported, in part, by WCBSCTV, reference (1):
"The pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 was being lauded as a hero Thursday night after he somehow managed to land a plane with two blown engines safely in the middle of the Hudson River. All 155 passengers and crew have been accounted for, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
"There appear to be only minor injuries at this point, in addition to fears of hypothermia. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said passengers were taken to Manhattan and New Jersey on various ferries. He said there was believed to be no significant injuries. The city is trying to contact everyone who was on that plane.
"CBS 2 HD has learned the crippled plane missed the George Washington Bridge by just 900 feet.
"The veteran pilot, Chesley Sullenberger, guided the Airbus 320 into the Hudson near 48th Street after it lost two engines shortly after its 3:26 p.m. takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. Early reports said the plane hit a flock of birds.
"We have a heroic pilot who saved himself and 154 other passengers. We've had a Miracle on 34th Street and now I believe we've had a miracle on the Hudson," Gov. David Paterson said at a joint press conference with Bloomberg on Thursday evening.
"Passenger Jeff Kolodjay of Norwalk, Conn., said he heard an explosion two or three minutes into the flight, looked out the left side of the Airbus 320 and saw one of the engines on fire.
"The captain said, `Brace for impact because we're going down,"' Kolodjay said. He said passengers put their heads in their laps and started saying prayers. He said the plane hit the water pretty hard, but he was fine."
Did those prayers save the 155 people aboard Flight 1549? Atheists will point out that a loving God would not have allowed those birds to blow the jet engines of the Airbus 320 to begin with.
To which the obvious rejoinder is, "How the hell do YOU know what a loving God would do? You insist there is no such entity, so your opinion is worthless!"
Praise be to God, brother!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:14 PM