The power of prayer
October 15, 2001 6:16 AM   Subscribe

The power of prayer really can divert planes.
posted by UrbanFigaro (7 comments total)
it can also double IVF success rates (via missingmatter) so i guess in a weird post-ironic 21st century juxtaposition we can now design babies and pray for them at the same time :)
posted by kliuless at 7:21 AM on October 15, 2001

. . . and if prayer doesn't work, try better sperm.
posted by DBAPaul at 8:39 AM on October 15, 2001

kliuless: interesting link, though i'd have to see the study done several times before i'd put any stock in its validity. (of course i think the study is due to pure luck, which does happen sometimes...)
posted by moz at 8:59 AM on October 15, 2001

"Officials at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport initially received reports that the men were trying to break into the cockpit, said Aviation Director Jerry Orr. It turned out to be two Jewish men praying together in the back of the plane, he said."

Um... how does one confuse people trying to break into a cockpit with a couple of Jewish guys praying in the back?
posted by endquote at 9:55 AM on October 15, 2001

Hebrew, Arabic - it all sounds the same, right?
posted by laz-e-boy at 10:18 AM on October 15, 2001

"how does one confuse . . . "

its really a very easy recipe:

1. xenophobia
2. media hysteria
3. "foreign" language
4. airplane

whoo hoo - chalk up another victory for the terrorists
posted by yesster at 10:26 AM on October 15, 2001

It's one of those planes where the cockpit is in the back...

What's Ironic is that these guys were probably praying for a safe flight.
posted by delmoi at 12:07 PM on October 15, 2001

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