Life is a mystery
Everyone must stand alone
I hear you call my name
And it feels like home.
— Out of the sky
I close my eyes
Heaven, help me.
Madonna, 1989, Like a Prayer….
So… a plane nearly fall out of the sky, and the pilot asked everyone to pray. Plane landed safely and the social media went bonkers for and against.
First and foremost, I’m a Catholic and a believer of God.
I also believe in philosophies like what is preached by Gautama Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
On this fateful flight of a plane, an AirAsia X flight to Malaysia from Perth was very troubled; the Pilot and the Commander of the flight was the leader and decision-maker of the incidence at the said time.
Now assuming, 50% of the almost 360 people on board are religious and another 50% do not believe in God etc. The pilot told the situation and asked people to pray.
Imagine…. a masked man trying to be your friend, talking to you through your hazy mind:
Sir, you have cancer spreading all over your body. We are going to do a complicated surgery where you have 50% chance of surviving. My best skills may be able to save you though frankly speaking 50% of my patients had died at the operating table. I can only advice you, to pray for the remaining 50% for something short of a miracle that you’ll walk out alive in months time.
Or you will prefer a surgeon behind the mask.
Looking at you like a technical piece of a computer, nods his head and says, “6 sigma is not perfect you know. See you tomorrow at my OT.”
Would I cast a vote for Catholicism or what is Right or Wrong way?
I would cast for Right way and it may be the practice of my religion depending on who is the leader of that time. But I would know if my leader is a good leader or a bad leader.
Over to you.