"If you don't believe in something supernatural, how can you imagine that you yourself have supernatural abilities enough to survive."

The look on her face while she said that was disturbing.

Comment by Gabriela Menicucci on October 23, 2011 at 10:05am

I wonder what type of "survivors" she was talking about?. Cancer? HIV? Plane crash? Natural death?

Why doesn't she shows us someone with "supernatural abilities" surviving an imminent death and living for ever?

 

Comment by Richard Raymond on October 23, 2011 at 10:51am

I agree.  I do believe in a higher power than myself, it's called the "UNIVERSE" not god. When people talk about god we assume they're talking about their god of the bible or koran, which we know is a bunch of hokey and myth.  I think it's more about not thinking that you're the only important thing in the universe, which is what a lot of religious people think.  So, by believing there's a so-called higher power that looks over us in the image of man, you are not only being a supernatural thinker (religious), but you feel you are something special that will go to heaven if you believe and hell if you don't.  I think these believers need to study a lot more science, philosophy and psychology. Maybe just thinking more deeply about it would help them out.

Comment by Tommy R. on October 23, 2011 at 11:01am

What a load of total S^&T! 

Comment by Gaytor on October 23, 2011 at 1:54pm

She apparently responded on her blog to this. She attempted to clear up the matter but only proved that she was using statistically irrelevant conclusions. Link

Comment by Richard C. on October 23, 2011 at 3:29pm

@#$%&* lol this lady is on crack ... atheist die first..... non super powered? I'd say just the opposite, atheist would survive because were smarter than the yokel siting in the church praying for survival and rescue when a brood of plague infected crazes bust down the doors .. we will be heading toward the low population forested areas lol....   super powers yea... no comment... lol

Comment by Bryan B on October 23, 2011 at 4:52pm

CNN: airing some bimbo's opinion and calling it news. Classy.

Comment by Tommy R. on October 23, 2011 at 4:56pm

Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Give him a religion, and he’ll starve to death while praying for a fish. - David Attenborough.

Comment by Morgan Matthew on October 23, 2011 at 6:09pm

Featured and good follow up Gaytor.

Comment by kris feenstra on October 23, 2011 at 8:22pm

I wonder what type of "survivors" she was talking about?. Cancer? HIV? Plane crash? Natural death?

 

It was clarified after the fact that she was referring to medical survival rates.  It was also clarified later that the claim was specious at best (*gasp* a shocker, I know).

 

edit: oops, I missed Gaytor's link, which addresses that already.

Comment by Gabriela Menicucci on October 23, 2011 at 8:40pm

@Kris, I see. She jumped into conclusions before doing her homework and went to an international channel to voice her misconceptions. Typical.

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