From the Mailbox – More messages from my blogstalker!
I seem to have attracted the attention of this well-wisher-in-Jesus. She seems to think she can convert me somehow. This is the same author who wrote me the messages on this blog post. Well let’s look at what she wrote me most recently (spelling mistakes are not mine):
Good morning Martin
I hope all is well with you. Here is my message today for you. Last year as you would remember 33 miners were buried alive in a mine in Chile. They were eventually rescued and NASA scientists said it was a miracle. Millions of people around the world were praying for their rescue.
“Many of the miners went down as astheists , unbelievers or semi believers and they have come up to a man testifying that were not 33 but that there were 34 down there- that Jesus was with them and that they had a constant sense fo his presence and guidance” Interview withi Peter Allen on BBC Radio Five Live.
Well thank you, all is well with me. Now let me address your comment.
The mining accident in Chile was a horrible time for all involved. I’m sure some of them were Christians, some atheists, possibly even a Hindu among them (it doesn’t really matter), but what I want to know is firstly, what NASA scientist called it a miracle? Was it all NASA Scientists? I know some NASA scientists, I could ask them if they were praying. The fact that they were rescued had nothing to do with the amazingly hard work of the rescuers who risked their OWN LIVES trying to free the miners. You say Millions of people were praying? I’m sure at any given time that millions of people have been praying for a cure to cancer, and that hasn’t happened yet. Your story is utterly unconvincing. I’m going to have to take your word on the quotation from BBC radio, but even this, even if someone said they felt a 34th person down there, even if they said they could feel Jesus’ presence, how do you know this is true? Did you speak to the miners? This is simply hearsay based on other hearsay. Not only that but this is typical of the kinds of stories Christians slap around as if to prove the existence of their god. This story proves nothing except that you are so willing to believe that Jesus was there, and because someone told you so, you can simply reinforce your bias that this was the case.
Sorry, but you’re going to have to try harder, be more convincing and show some evidence before I would even entertain a story like that.