"...no atheists inside downward-spiraling airplanes...&
I just caught this review of "United 93" and the following line gave me a really good eye roll:
"...we see hijackers and passengers praying alike. Whether Islamic or Judeo-Christian, there are no atheists inside downward-spiraling airplanes -- and everyone on the flight, for one brief moment, is united by fear of death and pleas for salvation."
Why is it simply assumed that in times of crisis, everyone -- without exception -- defaults to some kind of religious belief? I find this incredibly annoying.
Although I've never been in a situation even close to experiencing a hijacking or immenent plane crash, I have experienced times of crisis and emergency. NOT ONCE during these times have I suddenly adopted religious beliefs that I previously rejected!!!
Okay, I just needed to rant for a second. I'm better now.
Here's the link for the full review: