‘God’s Will’ Strikes Again

The AirAsia flight that disappeared shortly after takeoff over the weekend was a terrible tragedy, but as so often happens in such situations there are people who were supposed to be on the flight but missed it. And of course, it’s a miracle! God specifically wanted to make sure they weren’t killed.

An Indonesian family of 10 said they had a miraculous escape when they arrived too late to catch AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which went missing shortly after take-off en route to Singapore.

Christianawati, 36, said the 10 of them, who included her family, her mother and her younger brother’s family, were heading to Singapore to celebrate New Year.

The six adults and four children were originally booked on the 7:30 am flight but AirAsia moved them to Flight QZ8501 scheduled for two hours earlier.

“They emailed and called us on December 15 and 16 to inform us but we missed those calls,” Christianawati said.

“So we arrived at the airport to check in for the 7:30am flight but were told our flights had been rescheduled to 5:30am and we were late. Of course we were angry,” she said.

While the new tickets were being reissued, we heard that the earlier plane had crashed so we cancelled our flights immediately.

“I was shocked to hear about it and cried. Maybe it is all God’s plan that my family and I were not on the flight. It was a blessing in disguise,” she said.

Imagine if one of your loved ones were on that plane and you heard this. Oh really, you’re just such a special snowflake that God went out of his way to make sure you weren’t on the plane — but fuck my mom, is that it? Such arrogance. Such irrationality.

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  • John Pieret

    Maybe it is all God’s plan that my family and I were not on the flight.

    Actually, it was Loki and he’s just fucking with your head and will even things up later. If I were you, I wouldn’t get in a car, a boat, or a plane anymore … in fact, it would be best to hide in your basement with the lights off for the rest of your life and hope Loki forgets about you.

  • lldayo

    Maybe it’s just a sign that God wants you to pay your phone bill before you die.

  • http://zenoferox.blogspot.com/ Zeno

    They never say, “I wonder why God had it in for the people who made that flight.”

  • matty1

    @1 I think I saw that movie, the thing I never got is why do supernatural beings work through coincidence rather than directly. If Loki had teleported a load of people off the plane back to the terminal then caused them to spontaneously combust I might pay more attention.

  • Michael Heath

    Ed reports:

    While the new tickets were being reissued, we heard that the earlier plane had crashed so we cancelled our flights immediately.

    They’re going to burn in Hell for failing to have faith in Christ.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I missed my flight but my luggage made it on. Now I have to go to their funeral with those WBC guys and their “God hates Bags” signs.

  • Michael Heath

    Ed states:

    Imagine if one of your loved ones were on that plane and you heard this. Oh really, you’re just such a special snowflake that God went out of his way to make sure you weren’t on the plane — but fuck my mom, is that it? Such arrogance. Such irrationality.

    Such behavior is of course arrogant and irrational. However I don’t think believers suffering from a tragedy are offended when those who escape the same tragedy thank God for a miracle. The believers that are suffering are using another story line to “validate” their beliefs and avoiding other contradictory story lines that aren’t convenient for the events at hand. E.g., “the victim is now with Jesus in Heaven” or “screwing the 70 virgins Allah provided”. Of course these same non-suffering believers who escaped tragedy will subsequently pull out a contradictory narrative when its convenient at some future even. That is after-all the “power” of faith.

    So while rational people see the arrogance, insensitivity, and idiocy of people praising their God for avoiding tragedy where others didn’t, I think we’re not being honest when we claim such behavior is causing other believers who have suffered to suffer further. The power of belief after all is to avoid cognitive dissonance and not adapt ones conclusions to a fact-based reality. It’s realists who get their panties in a twist with confronted with such behavior. I happen to be one of those where mine are in knots.

  • Tony! The Queer Shoop

    They never say “God is such an asshole for taking the lives of all those people.”

    Its always praise for the imaginary sky daddy.

  • colnago80

    Re Michael Heath @ #7

    E.g., “the victim is now with Jesus in Heaven” or “screwing the 70 virgins Allah provided”

    Not to be pedantic about but because Heath is such a stickler for accuracy, It is my information that it’s 72 virgins.

  • busterggi

    Another Asian passenger plane crashes – take that San Francisco!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    colnago80, in this economy? You’d be lucky to get half that! Thanks, Obama!

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    But what if the people who missed the flight were Hindu and were saved by a god with an elephant head, eight arms and a foot-long penis?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    fifthdentist “But what if the people who missed the flight were Hindu and were saved by a god with an elephant head, eight arms and a foot-long penis?”

    Because I’m not a Hindu god. And I don’t have an elephant head. Or eight arms. Ladies…

  • sceptinurse

    Modus,

    “”fifthdentist “But what if the people who missed the flight were Hindu and were saved by a god with an elephant head, eight arms and a foot-long penis?”

    Because I’m not a Hindu god. And I don’t have an elephant head. Or eight arms. Ladies…””

    Doesn’t that get um… Uncomfortable when you do those nude jumping jacks?

  • roggg

    What about the family on standby who got their seats? They must have really pissed god off.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    sceptinurse “Doesn’t that get um… Uncomfortable when you do those nude jumping jacks?”

    Yes. And?

  • anubisprime

    @ 8

    Its always praise for the imaginary sky daddy.

    Rule number 1….sky daddy is always praised

    Rule number 2….Should sky daddy fuck up horrendously Rule number 1 applies automatically.

  • Sastra

    Michael Heath #7 wrote:

    However I don’t think believers suffering from a tragedy are offended when those who escape the same tragedy thank God for a miracle. The believers that are suffering are using another story line to “validate” their beliefs and avoiding other contradictory story lines that aren’t convenient for the events at hand.

    That’s a reasonable possibility, but I’m going to guess that ignoring the faith-building narrative of “God saved my loved one” when forced by circumstances into using the faith-building narrative of “God took my loved one for a damn fine reason” is often very, very hard. Especially if it’s a headline.

  • gardengnome

    This appeared the day the flight went missing. I was counting down for the first mention of a ‘miracle’ – didn’t take long. What a thing to throw in the face of those with family or friends on the flight.

  • Randomfactor

    Satan caused them to miss the flight. Had they been on it, God would’ve saved the others in order to protect them.

  • machintelligence

    Always remember:

    It could have been worse. It could have been me.

  • sheikh mahandi

    It is a miracle, I was not on the flight either!

    The fact that I was sitting in a bar in Pennsylvania is neither here nor there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1246980039 caseyboucher

    It’s always funny that Yahweh apparently wanted them to waste money on the plane ticket, though.

  • throwaway, never proofreads, every post a gamble

    While the new tickets were being reissued, we heard that the earlier plane had crashed so we cancelled our flights immediately.

    This right here is just plain (plane?) stupid. The odds that a second plane would crash from the same airline going to the same place on the same day are so astronomically high that a God or Gods would have to exist in order to make it happen to people who missed the earlier flight. Which begs the question: why is/are the god(s) so angry at these people?

  • throwaway, never proofreads, every post a gamble

    They’ve also apparently never seen the film Final Destination.

    I mean hey, if they’re given to schlocky fantasies, I’m pretty sure their fate is sealed anyway.

  • caseloweraz

    Christianawati, 36, said the 10 of them, who included her family, her mother and her younger brother’s family, were heading to Singapore to celebrate New Year.

    It’s to be expected that a Christian convert in a Muslim country like Indonesia would be especially devout (and her name tends to confirm that view.)

    Not that this makes her statement any more rational.

  • caseloweraz

    IIdayo: Maybe it’s just a sign that God wants you to pay your phone bill before you die.

    For shame! The faithful would know that God must have caused the airline’s messages to go astray. 😉