From our local paper, the caption alongside a photo of a car with a smashed windshield:
Mary V...felt lucky to be relatively uninjured last Friday when a large white-tailed deer crossed her path and landed on her windshield as she drove south on Hwy W just north of X. One of the first on the scene to offer assistance was Pastor Larry Y of Z. [Mary] told him that she was listening to Christian music when the collision occurred and felt that her faith played a factor in keeping her safe, aside from some minor glass cuts.
Okay, compare with this:
Smokey A, husband of kmkat, was driving south on Hwy B, when he struck a deer, but only lightly. The deer stumbled, then bounded away unhurt. Mr. A's vehicle suffered no damage. Mr. A stated that he was listening to AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" cranked up pretty loud at the time of the incident. He credits the Australian band with saving both the deer and his vehicle.
AC/DC trumps your Christian music every time.
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I am not dumping on Christians in general here, only on those people stupid and arrogant enough to feel that their God favors them over others. This rationale seems to have gotten a lot of play lately. Yeah, like the other children and mothers and husbands who died on That Bridge were somehow less... worthy. Gimme a break. It's pure chance, being in the right/wrong place at the wrong/right time. Get over yourself.
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[/rant] Please return to your regularly scheduled (and less noisy) knitting and blogging.
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In a totally non-ironic vein, here is an e-mail I got from Andrew yesterday. I had e-mailed him a screen shot showing that Hurricane Felix's path was project to go pretty much right up his backside.
Huh, National Geographic says that Hurricane Felix went from a tropical storm to a category 5 hurricane in 51 hours, faster than any other storm ever recorded. Then it made landfall in yesterday morning, moved inland over a sparsely populated area, ran into 7,000-foot mountains and fell apart. "...Felix's remnants will be gone by Thursday." So it was a hurricane with ADD or manic depression or something, look out everybody here I come oh forget it I'll take a nap.
My thanks to those who expressed their concern for his safety. Once again, he is fine.