Angels Real - Yeah right!
ABC World News ran a piece on Angels and Americans belief in them.
A similar piece is on Time:
It shows a greater than 55% of Americans think they have been saved from harm by these unseen unproved entities. Is it any wonder we have problems in our country? With such a high percentage of people believing in such fantasy it shows the susceptibility of people's desire to have life mean more than life itself. It's one thing to consider UFO's as a real possibility which many do, but quite another to think invisible spiritual entities are all about.
My sister is one that claims angels not only exist but she claims to see them. She is a evangelical fundie who has made fantastic claims over the years. My mother also somewhat of a fundie thought she was mentally deficient or possibly schizophrenic. I'm not sure that is the case but she certainly has her fantasy center on wide open.
These people who believe and accept such fantasy are in all walks of life with less percentages as income and education levels rise. As we have seen in the last 8 years with Bush these fantasy believers are also running our country. Palin another of this persuasion it seems is garnering a lot of support too. It seems to me that such belief is far from harmless and is part of the overall problem. People want to think they are so important that an invisible Angel is assigned to keep them from harm. Clearly this doesn't appear to always work out as seen on the news everyday. Yeah I know, God has a plan that we cannot know and that is why babies are murdered and other despicable acts occur. Maybe the assigned angel is on a coffee break when the tragedies occur.
"I guess it's time to ask if you live under high voltage power transmission lines which have been shown to cause stimulation of the fantasy centers of the brain due to electromagnetic waves?" - Me
"God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, - it says so right here on the label. If you have a mind capable of believing all three of these divine attributes simultaneously, I have a wonderful bargain for you. No checks please. Cash and in small bills." - Robert A Heinlein.