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(Muskegon Chronicle)   Letter writer wants to know why Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger didn't mention God when interviewed for 60 Minutes. Tag is for the letter writer, Thread is for the inevitable flame war   (mlive.com) divider line
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2009-02-19 12:37:07 AM  
If God wants a mention on tv, he can land his own damn plane....
 
2009-02-19 12:37:19 AM  
Aw Jeez, not this shiat again.
 
2009-02-19 12:37:36 AM  
Well I'm sure he mentioned God a few times as he was crashing.
 
2009-02-19 12:37:42 AM  
god was busy telling where canadian geese where to fly?
 
2009-02-19 12:37:43 AM  
God made the birds, Sully landed the plane.
 
2009-02-19 12:38:29 AM  
Because he didn't want to talk about how god threw birds at his plane?
 
2009-02-19 12:38:42 AM  
God doesn't love you if your name begins with an S.
 
2009-02-19 12:38:44 AM  
Why do these threads have to come on right when I'm heading to bed?
 
2009-02-19 12:38:56 AM  
How come no one says "Fark God" when a plane crashes and kills everyone?
 
jvl [BareFark]
2009-02-19 12:39:08 AM  
I'm a Christian and I think when a man trains all his life for an emergency and then correctly handles that emergency under extreme pressure we should all praise Cthulhu. Because skill and training and nothing to do with it you stupid ungrateful mortal scum! You live only by the grace of his dark tentacles!
 
2009-02-19 12:39:38 AM  
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2009-02-19 12:39:44 AM  
ah fark it!#@ he was eating double stuffed pork chops with a chunky cranberry sauce and a nice salad?
 
2009-02-19 12:39:50 AM  
Maybe he's....*gasp*...an atheist?
 
2009-02-19 12:39:57 AM  
I didn't read the article, but I'm assuming the "letter writer" is a brainwashed 2nd grade Sunday school student or the parent/Sunday school teacher of said student.
 
2009-02-19 12:40:11 AM  
"Are you tellin' me Jesus Christ can't land an Airbus A320?"

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2009-02-19 12:40:19 AM  
However, we were struck there was not one mention of God, who directs pilots of planes and secures the safety of passengers.

Is it some sort of joke? WTF?
 
2009-02-19 12:40:31 AM  
This surprised me too. If those pilots weren't trained in how to respond to that crisis, thanks to the General Operations Dictionary, there's no way they could have landed that plane safely.
 
2009-02-19 12:40:39 AM  
Oh good, I get to bash Christians one more time before going to bed!

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/that is so much better than sex!
 
2009-02-19 12:40:45 AM  
God must have been so angry about this, he lost track of that plane over Buffalo.

Realistic programming? I think the letter writer is having fun with the paper.
 
2009-02-19 12:40:59 AM  
God doesn't need to be mentioned all the time like some kind of test.
Try thinking about God more than you talk. God prefers that. So does Jesus.
 
2009-02-19 12:41:10 AM  
I'm so glad I live in an Islamic state so I don't have to put up with dumbasses like the writer of that letter any more.
 
2009-02-19 12:41:24 AM  
I've seen what happens when you trust God to land a plane. He favors fiery death.
 
2009-02-19 12:41:25 AM  
I thought Jesus was supposed to be your co-pilot? I'd think God would be the dude in the tower or something.
 
2009-02-19 12:41:48 AM  
Yes, because 100% of the world is christian and believes in God.

Are millions of buddhists and hindus going to hell?
 
2009-02-19 12:41:49 AM  
God thinks this is a lovely plane you have here and it would be a shame *crunch* if something bad *crash* was to happen to it.....
 
2009-02-19 12:42:26 AM  
God is to busy looking AT YOUR MOM! OMG I'M GOOD

/lolwut
 
2009-02-19 12:42:39 AM  
Be sure to thank God when you lose the big game!
 
jvl [BareFark]
2009-02-19 12:42:58 AM  

Confabulat: I've seen what happens when you trust God to land a plane. He favors fiery death.


It pretty much says that in the Bible. But some Christians don't read good.
 
2009-02-19 12:43:13 AM  
Paraphrasing from TFA comments: God deserves no more of the credit for a safe landing than He deserves blame for very tragic-like crashes.

All that aside, would someone help me, and tell me what "THIS" means? I've been here for a while... I just am not hip to the new lingo. Thanks!
 
2009-02-19 12:43:32 AM  

oregoncat: Oh good, I get to bash Christians one more time before going to bed!

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/that is so much better than sex!


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2009-02-19 12:43:53 AM  
I thought there was some question like, "Did you pray?" and he answered, "I was too busy landing the plan, I let someone in the back to that" or something to that effect. Is that true, or is it a brand new urban legend?

/anyway God is always in a win/win situation. If everything goes the way we want it to then "God was watching over us" if it ends in tradgedy well then, "God has a plan for everything" The deity I feel bad for is the devil. He always gets blammed for the bad shiat.
 
2009-02-19 12:43:59 AM  

Dubai Vol: I'm so glad I live in an Islamic state so I don't have to put up with dumbasses like the writer of that letter any more.


Allah helps pilots fly true into their targets.
 
2009-02-19 12:44:28 AM  
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2009-02-19 12:44:46 AM  
7/10, bonus points for being incomprehensible.
 
2009-02-19 12:44:50 AM  
FTFA: We have written CBS and asked them for more realistic programming.

I loled
 
2009-02-19 12:44:50 AM  
CBS excised the part where he thanked Allah for landing the plane safely.
 
2009-02-19 12:45:16 AM  
TFA: On the Feb. 8 "60 Minutes" program, we were captivated while viewing the Katie Couric interview of the crew and passengers of Flight 1549.

However, we were struck there was not one mention of God, who directs pilots of planes and secures the safety of passengers.

We have written CBS and asked them for more realistic programming. Help protect our freedoms. Write CBS about this.


Wow. Just wow. I need whiskey and a gun
 
2009-02-19 12:45:22 AM  

yarnothuntin: I thought there was some question like, "Did you pray?" and he answered, "I was too busy landing the plan, I let someone in the back to that" or something to that effect. Is that true, or is it a brand new urban legend?


No, I saw the interview. That's pretty much what he said.
 
2009-02-19 12:45:22 AM  
Maybe they should get God to do an interview on 60 Minutes II so we can get his reaction to not being mentioned in the 60 Minutes 1 interview.
 
2009-02-19 12:45:23 AM  
I assume Sully was mad about God sending those geese at his plane.
 
2009-02-19 12:45:27 AM  
What does God need with a starship ... er, an Airbus?
 
2009-02-19 12:45:58 AM  
KeeptheChief It means 'I agree,' as in, 'THIS should be repeated.'
 
2009-02-19 12:46:14 AM  
He was just doing his job. I'm sure Fark Sys Admins don't thank God every time they wake up and Fark.com hasn't crashed.
 
2009-02-19 12:46:24 AM  
If God pulled shiat like that on me, I doubt I would give him any credit either.

/"Dude, you're farking omniscient! You couldn't maybe give me a you-damned heads-up, asshole?"
 
2009-02-19 12:46:37 AM  
maybe God tried to crash the plane.
 
2009-02-19 12:46:47 AM  
"Ooh, look it me! I'm so brave because I can be blasphemous and God doesn't strike me down instantly." Not really. We'll see how funny you Farks are when you're on your death beds. Let's see to whom you cry out for mercy. Seriously, if you've seen what physics normally does to a plane in that situation, you might be a little more open-minded. The fact is there were many people on that plane praying and their prayers were answered.

Rant over.
 
2009-02-19 12:46:55 AM  

ramathorn83: Maybe he's....*gasp*...an atheist?


From gods perspective atheists don't whine as much.
 
2009-02-19 12:47:01 AM  
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"I have an M.D. from Harvard, I am board certified in cardio-thoracic medicine and trauma surgery, I have been awarded citations from seven different medical boards in New England, and I am never, ever sick at sea. So I ask you; when someone goes into that chapel and they fall on their knees and they pray to God that their wife doesn't miscarry or that their daughter doesn't bleed to death or that their mother doesn't suffer acute neural trama from postoperative shock, who do you think they're praying to? Now, go ahead and read your Bible, Dennis, and you go to your church, and, with any luck, you might win the annual raffle, but if you're looking for God, he was in operating room number two on November 17, and he doesn't like to be second guessed. You ask me if I have a God complex. Let me tell you something: I am God."

God or no, all those passenger should thank Sully and his crew that day... And Sully himself? He can thank whoever he wants.

/hot like a pilot ditching in the Hudson
 
2009-02-19 12:47:07 AM  
Am I the only one calling Poe on this one?
 
2009-02-19 12:47:39 AM  
Fizics Quote 2009-02-19 12:37:36 AM
Well I'm sure he mentioned God a few times as he was crashing.

Nope, I have it on good authority "Holy shiat" repeated often is the preferred phrase in such situations....

/God is mentioned on the run up to an orgasm: "Oh, God! Oh, GOD!"
//His Son is then mentioned afterwards: "Jesus, that was great!"
 
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