Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Invisible Guy in the Sky Saves Chilean Miners

As the Chilean miners trapped for months underground emerge from the darkness, religious organizations have been frantic in claiming credit for the rescue.

"The three Christian denominations have each claimed credit for what they say is divine intervention in the survival – and expected imminent rescue – of the 33 men who have spent 67 days beneath the earth."

Of course, God did it. The countless nights spent by engineering teams, rescuers, international organizations may have contributed a little bit, but at the end of the day the Lord came through! Which version of the Lord, though? Evangelical, Adventist or Catholic?

Evangelical - A little bit further up the hill of Camp Hope, the improvised settlement of miners' families, rescuers, government officials and media, an evengelical preacher, Javier Soto , wandered from family to family with a guitar and songs of praise. "He listens to the music," said the pastor, gesturing to the azure sky.

Adventist - "God has spoken to me clearly and guided my hand each step of the rescue," said Carlos Parra Diaz, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor at the San Jose mine. "He wanted the miners to be rescued and I am His instrument."

Catholic - "God has heard our prayers," said the bishop. "I have received comments of encouragement from all over the world. Let us give thanks."

I wonder which of these Gods failed to prevent the mine collapse in the first place? Any takers?


Edward Clint said...

One is reminded of the Sago mine disaster in 2006. Early reports indicated that all 13 miners survived. The families, gathered up at the local church, thanked god for saving their loved ones and proclaimed it a miracle.

Except all but one had actually been killed. In the aftermath, the mining co and media got blamed.. but no one cursed god for refusing the expected miracle.

Debbie R. said...

God goes through a lot of trouble putting people in danger so that he can save them. Heaven must be boring.

Karthik Manamcheri said...

When something goes right, its always god and when something goes wrong its always human error. People save god and not the other way around.

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