“God be my savior…”: Screaming ‘prayer’ on a plane

I didn’t mean to do it, but I started working on two projects a little too close to deadline, so today is a mad scramble to get done.

While I’m working, here’s a question for you: This lady screaming “God you’re my savior” while on the plane. Out of her head or just screwing around, or in some kind of fugue state? Maybe her mother made her repeat that and she was having a weird episode.

It would certainly be unnerving to listen to 20 minutes of that. Picturing myself there, over the course of 20 minutes I think I’d move from concern (“poor thing is out of her head”) to being much less sympathetic.

Clearly this is an unusual instance, but it sure doesn’t help people’s perceptions of believers. I don’t know if she is a Christian; she’s saying “God”, not “Jesus”, but whatever her faith, it’s not helpful to the rest of us. I’m pretty sure if a Muslim were screaming “Allahu Akbar” for twenty minutes on a plane, people wouldn’t like it and it would color their perceptions about Muslims. Same for Christians.

What about you? Would you be able to endure this, as these passengers did (and all credit to them) or would you end up losing it, too?

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