Monday, January 19, 2009

Miracle on the Hudson

A plane that crash landed in the Hudson river is being hailed as a miracle, because nobody died.
First of all, nothing miraculous happened. An uncommon event? Yes. With a good outcome? Indeed. But were any laws of physics broken to support a claim for the miraculous? No.

Isn't it funny how, when something good happens, it is so easy to explain how and why God works? Yet when something terrible happens for no apparent reason, believers are forced to say that God works in mysterious ways that nobody can understand.

How can you have it both ways? Either God is reasonable, and you understand Him, or He isn't and you don't.

A reasonable person should be able to see what is going on here: it's simply rationalizing in order to support an illogical belief system.

One cannot logically attribute good events to God because it makes sense (it makes sense to save people from harm!), and at the same time claim that God's ways cannot be understood (where was He on 9/11/01?).

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