Friday, March 14, 2003

Miracle Whipped

I was all set to post a long, snarky commentary on the frequent use of the word “miracle” to describe the rescue of Elizabeth Smart. But then I thought better of it. Religion is such an easy target that I feel almost bad taking potshots. So instead, I’ll just point out a couple of obvious facts and let readers draw their own conclusions. (1) Elizabeth Smart is just one among far too many children abducted every year. Many – most? – of them either turn up dead or never turn up at all. (2) People pray for all of these children, especially the ones who get media coverage.

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