Friday, January 16, 2009


As most people now know, the passengers on Flight 1549 had perhaps the best possible pilot under the circumstances -- Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, a seasoned pilot and air safety expert. But that fact wouldn't lead me to the conclusion that Robert Stacy McCain draws:

"Miracle" and "omen" are good words to describe the survival of everyone aboard Flight 1549, but I like Michelle Malkin's choice: "Providential." What other word can describe the life-saving fact that a plane struck by such a near-certain disaster just happened to be piloted by a recognized air-safety expert?

Really? That's McCain and Malkin's idea of Divine Providence? Nearly being killed, and avoiding a horrible death only because God provided both a gruesome near-death experience and a rescuer?

I've flown many times. Every plane I've ever flown in started and ended its flight on a runway. I've never been on a plane that ditched into water on a bitterly cold January day.

I don't believe in God, but if I did, I'd believe that God loved me if He/She/It saw to it that all the planes I flew on didn't go into water at all. Wouldn't you?

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