Thursday 23 May 2013

A tornado, an atheist mother and some hope for mankind

I was not about to blog about the tornado in Oklahoma, I found it, just like yesterday's massacre in London, way too depressing to write on. I know I write about very serious stuff sometimes, controversial stuff too, it is just that I am not particularly in the mood for such things right now. But I learned something today on Richard Hétu's blog that cheered me up. Wolf Blitzer was intervieweing a tornado survivor (and her cute toddler son) and asked if she thanked the Lord for surviving the tornado. She answered she was an atheist. And I don't know why exactly, but it really gave me hope for the future of mankind. This simple coming out of a mum holding her young child in her arms, the child all happy and cheerful. In your face, Wolf Blitzer! A smart answer to a stupid question. I guess I am happy because this child is alive and well, and cheerful, and to know that he will grow up surrounded by loving, free thinking, secularist parents.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Americans pitch a fit when someone says they're an atheist. So good for that young Mom!

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Guillaume said...

@Debra-So good as well that she did not spout a cliché that Blitzer was so eager to feed her with.