After the remarkable fact that all 155 passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 are alive and fairly well, I’m not surprised to hear people saying it was a miracle and that this was God’s will.
(Of course, no one is saying God directed the geese to fly into the plane’s engines… but that’s another story.)
Superstitious nonsense aside, though, I’m not hearing as much miracle-talk as I thought I would be.
Credit seems to be going to where it should be going — to Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger..
Maybe because we have a real live hero this time around, God isn’t mentioned in the picture as much.
When a train crashes or an accident happens, there’s not always a person you can point to and say “That person is the reason I’m still alive.” It’s easy to give credit to a God then.
Let’s keep the focus on the educated and well-trained pilot and his crew where it should be — as well as the selfless helpers who came to the rescue after the plane landed on the Hudson. They’re the real saviors.
Let’s correct anyone who says credit should go anywhere else, denigrating the true heroes’ contributions.