Yes, I’ve realized that secular websites spend a lot of time kvetching about stuff. I try to leaven that with animals and humor, but since we’re mired in a world of faith, I suppose kvetching is the norm.
Here’s a minor plaint: according to a new CNN poll, 79% of Americans think that there are no survivors among the 239 passengers of the missing Malaysia Air flight 370. Well, okay, but it should be close to 100%.
This is the weird part (my emphasis):
As to the possible causes of the plane’s disappearance, Americans have a open mind, with some sort of action on the part of the plane’s pilots or crew the most likely possibility.
Some two-thirds of respondents say it is very likely (26%) or somewhat likely (40%) that the disappearance was due to actions taken by the pilots or crew members.
Terrorists were likely involved in the disappearance, according to 57% of the respondents. Separately, when asked whether mechanical failure or an accident was behind the disappearance, 52% said that was likely versus 46% who answered not likely.
Fewer Americans — about 42% — think hijackers may have been involved, while 9% believe that space aliens or beings from another dimension were involved.
There are about 242,000,000 people in the U.S. over the age of 18. If these data are truly a random sample, there are about 21.8 million Americans who not only believe in space aliens, but think they did something to that flight.
I’m too dispirited to decry the lunacy of my countrymen. It’s just sad.