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777: if you fly on a plane do you ever wonder if the pilot and copilot are both Christains?

sundertheshadows: It has been rumored that they have one Pilot Christian and one athiest or agnostic so when the rapture happens the athiest or agnostic can fly the plane.

777: sounds good to me

Various, Yahoo! Answers 99 Comments [2/7/2008 4:14:30 AM]
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t3h_fuhr3r

Kids, this is why you don't trust rumours.

2/7/2008 4:17:10 AM

Sultan417

Well, i heard that Santa keeps one agnostic reindeer in his team too keep the sleigh from going down when Jebus comes back. I must consult the invisible pink unicorn on this one too.

2/7/2008 4:19:01 AM

Lucan

Oh, that's so CUTE!

2/7/2008 4:25:07 AM

Nowonmai

Oh my.... stunned at this, for the fact that the only criteria for pilots is having Pilots License, and their ability to fly the damned plane, not religion!

Where do you come up with such stupidity???

2/7/2008 4:30:39 AM

Bob Dole

*giggle*

2/7/2008 4:35:35 AM

Wandering Discordian

This isn't Persona, sundertheshadows; rumors you start don't become true because you started them.

2/7/2008 4:37:13 AM

Osiris

Yeah because Airliners are so concerned about the Rapture.

2/7/2008 4:41:09 AM

Moordryd

I don't think this is particularily fundie, but cute in that hilariously absurd and deluded kind of way.

2/7/2008 4:43:16 AM

Tixylix

because the rapture is an absolute certainty

2/7/2008 4:46:14 AM

Septic Sceptic

Do they do the same with the flight attendants? I don't care if it's the end times, I want another bag of peanuts!

And what about other positions like driving instructors? You wouldn't want a student driver to suddenly find themselves without instruction because the guy in the passengers seat has been raptured. Are they going to have a backup atheist instructor in the boot?

I think it would just be simpler to ban Christians from certain professions. But it's no big thing if the rapture is coming any day now, right?

2/7/2008 4:57:17 AM

Euclid

Sadly, I have heard this myth before. But it still doesn't make sense: won't all the Christians on board be raptured? so who cares if all the ebil infidels crash?

2/7/2008 5:01:27 AM

David D.G.

This reminds me of the matter-of-fact way that my friends and I would discuss and rationalize how Batman managed to do various things -- when I was 5, and still occasionally had trouble understanding that he was strictly fiction.


~David D.G.

2/7/2008 5:04:37 AM

Michael

Snopes.com says you're wrong

2/7/2008 5:07:10 AM

Fanatic-Templar

This reads like a joke. I could really see this in a comic strip.

Seriously.

It's funny.

2/7/2008 5:19:23 AM

Øyvind

At least they're growing up. Most fundies seem to be stuck in 'We can't trust atheists with [insert position here], 'cause they have no morals and how do we know they won't [insert horrible act here]?!'.

2/7/2008 5:31:57 AM

Amanda

That's pretty funny. Not just the joke, but the fact that 777 apparently took it seriously. XD

At least I'm assuming it's a joke. It's a joke, right?

2/7/2008 5:33:16 AM

Brian X

http://www.snopes.com/religion/pilot.asp

Given that rapture theology is a position of a very small minority of poorly-educated Christians, it would be rather silly to make such preparations.

2/7/2008 5:37:11 AM

Øyvind

Amanda: Reading the snopes article, I'm inclined to believe this is something certain fundies really believe.

But then again, why not? They make up so much other stuff, so why not this, too? Makes the fundies feel safe flying or whatever, I guess.

2/7/2008 5:40:08 AM

BCD

LOL@ christian urban legends!

I heard that they put a microphone in a hole near Siberia and heard screams from people in Hell!!LOLOLOLOLOL

2/7/2008 5:42:04 AM

approximate

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


2/7/2008 5:49:27 AM

cyborgtroy

I never thought of the Rapture that way!

What about trains, busses, and limos driven by Christian ppl?

"So there I was, flying near these skyscrapers in my 747 jet when the Rapture occurred..."

too soon? sry..

2/7/2008 6:16:20 AM

Michael

@BCD Yes, that microphone in hell legend was started by a guy in Finland. He released a news article to a Christian paper and they ran with it. I remember being in babble college back in the early '90's and listening to late night radio and everyone's fave asshat evangelist Peter Popoff was on flogging tapes of these voices screams from hell.

2/7/2008 6:32:55 AM



It's an urban legend long debunked. Maybe fundies are preparing for the Rapture but business follow as usual.

2/7/2008 6:46:28 AM

J-Hay

I really hope this is just tongue-in-cheek.

2/7/2008 7:16:33 AM

Truthuser

HAH ! Agnostics win, we can land the plane safely and save a bunch of people. Maybe you guys have become purely spiritual, but you'll miss food, yeah, you'll miss sex, too. Well maybe not sex, but definitely food !

2/7/2008 8:21:19 AM

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