A Mischief Of Magpies

If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and a Mischief of Magpies would be as small as a pea.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones*

One thought on the West Virginia mining tragedy:

Why when there were reports that all 12 men had survived was it acclaimed by all as a 'miracle' and a 'gift from God', and yet when it turned out that all but one had died, the talk was of [human] 'lies' and everything was the fault of the media and the mining company?

How people are fickle. Surely if God's omnipotent and omnipresent enough to have potentially saved all these lives, then he's responsible for the 'miscommunication'. And yet what was the first thing the families did (other than speak to the newspapers and TV crews, of course)? They went to church to pray.

And people wonder why I sometimes have problems accepting religion...

*: The Bee Gees, New York Mining Disaster 1941