Thursday, January 05, 2006

Miner Miracle: Religious asymmetry in the media

The Boston Herald's front page proclaimed "MINER MIRACLE! America's prayers answered, TWELVE FOUND ALIVE." The media regularly proclaims any glimmer of positive in a disaster as a miracle for which credit should be given to God, but never pins anything negative on him. But will the Herald issue a retraction?

More at Pharyngula.

1 comment:

Einzige said...

I guess it's a (minor) miracle that I made it home from work tonight alive, then.

Thanks, God, for not putting crazy drivers in control of large vehicles in my way.