What was I saying about theists in foxholes?

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What was I saying about theists in foxholes?

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PALERMO (Reuters) - A Tunisian pilot who paused to pray instead of taking emergency measures before crash-landing his plane, killing 16 people, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Italian court along with his co-pilot.

So, yeah.  The pilot of the Hudson River crash did the right thing.  He acted in a crisis.  Someone who actually believed the religious nonsense got a bunch of people killed.  Prayer doesn't work, folks.  Action does.

 

Incidentally, this past monday, I ran into a pilot friend of mine who had just put a plane down without landing gear.  He's been flying 40 years, and this was the first incident he's ever had, by the way.  His landing gear malfunctioned, and he skidded his plane to a stop on the runway, thanks to his astute judgment of the situation, corroborating evidence from the tower when he did a fly-by, and well trained reflexes when he set the plane down.

Of course, his girlfriend was also there, and she kept jabbering about the miracle that had happened.  I couldn't stand it after about the fourth time, and I asked her why she was not giving her man credit for his own actions.  The only miracle was the miracle of 40 years experience, lots of training, and attention to detail.

So the lesson is clear:  When you're plane's about to crash, don't pray.  It doesn't accomplish shit, and you might end up in jail.  Do the right thing, and use your own brain and your own body, and do the best you can to stay alive.

 

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Planes & prayers

 

      It's  March so I just got my   Brittannica Book of the Year:  inside is a listing of air disasters for the year of 2008,  they record 13 crashes with at least one fatallity.   For 2008 there were 13 around the world  with a loss of life for 517 passengers and 40 victoms on the ground;  total 557 humans without a miracle.

      Could you ask your friends   girlfriend why  there  was no miracle for the dead ones.  I would like to hear her answer,  wouldn't you?

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oh come one now

We all know how this is going to go, god doesn't answer all prayers, he didn' t know how to pray, he prayed to the wrong god, etc, etc, etc, etc, all the same BS people give for prayer never working. I rather someone do their job that pray that they can do their job.


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Hambydammit wrote: So the

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So the lesson is clear:  When you're plane's about to crash, don't pray.  It doesn't accomplish shit, and you might end up in jail.  Do the right thing, and use your own brain and your own body, and do the best you can to stay alive. 

 

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So, three trainee pilots, a

So, three trainee pilots, a Muslim, a Christian, and an atheist, are all passengers on an airplane. During the flight, the both the pilot and co-pilot die of food poisoning. As the plane nose dives, the Christian says, "Oh Lord Jesus, please save us. In Jesus name I pray. Amen." The Muslim says, "Great Allah, may this plane land safely, Inshallah." The atheist gets up, goes to the cockpit, and takes control, saying, "This is your new pilot speaking. I'm going to try to land this plane." With great effort and skill, he manages a bumpy but safe crash landing. No one dies. The Muslim and Christian trainee pilots both shout, "Thank God! It's a miracle!"

I'm not much of a joke writer, but you get the idea.

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If you just made that up,

If you just made that up, that was actually really good.

It sounds sort of familiar, though. Maybe I'm getting it mixed up with one of those "a plane is going down with a Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister" jokes. Been YEARS since I heard one- but that stuff does tend to stick with you. Why, I have no idea.

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natural wrote:The Muslim and

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The Muslim and Christian trainee pilots both shout, "Thank God! It's a miracle!"

 

...and then they start punching and kicking and headbutting in a heated battle over whose god was the true deliverer. The Christian pulls out a zippo and tries to set the Muslim on fire, whereas the Muslim tries to behead the Christian with a dull swiss army knife. After a few minutes, both are lying dead in a miserable heap of blood, ashes, and shameful stupidity.

 

Meanwhile, the atheist uses the story behind his new scar to chat up a sexy brunette.

 

 

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And somehow, the joke gets

And somehow, the joke gets even better.


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PALERMO (Reuters) - A Tunisian pilot who paused to pray instead of taking emergency measures before crash-landing his plane, killing 16 people, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Italian court along with his co-pilot.

So, yeah.  The pilot of the Hudson River crash did the right thing.  He acted in a crisis.  Someone who actually believed the religious nonsense got a bunch of people killed.  Prayer doesn't work, folks.  Action does.

 

Incidentally, this past monday, I ran into a pilot friend of mine who had just put a plane down without landing gear.  He's been flying 40 years, and this was the first incident he's ever had, by the way.  His landing gear malfunctioned, and he skidded his plane to a stop on the runway, thanks to his astute judgment of the situation, corroborating evidence from the tower when he did a fly-by, and well trained reflexes when he set the plane down.

Of course, his girlfriend was also there, and she kept jabbering about the miracle that had happened.  I couldn't stand it after about the fourth time, and I asked her why she was not giving her man credit for his own actions.  The only miracle was the miracle of 40 years experience, lots of training, and attention to detail.

So the lesson is clear:  When you're plane's about to crash, don't pray.  It doesn't accomplish shit, and you might end up in jail.  Do the right thing, and use your own brain and your own body, and do the best you can to stay alive.

 

 

How did she respond when you told her that?


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How did she respond when you told her that?

She just looked at me with this weird confused look, and said, "No.  It's a miracle!"

 

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Hambydammit wrote:Quote:How

Hambydammit wrote:

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How did she respond when you told her that?

She just looked at me with this weird confused look, and said, "No.  It's a miracle!"

That makes me die a little bit inside.

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On the bright side, there's

On the bright side, there's a potential for natural selection to do its work here.

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I think the problem with

I think the problem with atheists/theists in foxholes is there is an assumption that anyone being in foxhole is a good thing. Patriotism/nationalism is every much a mental illness as religion is