180 words to Chile

Dear Chilean People

Please don’t take offense. This 180 word article is coming from Australia and as you know, we are quite remote and awkwardly backward.

Yet in my potentially disrespectful Aussie way, I’ll be blunt.

There’s no more ‘God’ in the rescue of your Chilean miners than in the the way my dirty clothes fall in a heap in the corner of my bedroom.

Chile has taken a great step. The next is to dismiss Catholic propaganda and recognise that your engineering expertise was to thank for your miners’ survival, not the kindly smile of an interventionist god.

Once you begin to acknowledge your scientific advancement and allocate recognition  based in reality not fiction, you may well see growth, less poverty and perhaps an exuberant spike in individual possibility.

Until then, Popes in glass cars will travel the streets of Santiago sprouting dreams and hope. There’s certainly many in your country, and the youth in particular, who in some way understand that men and women with brains and brawn, not prayers and crosses, enabled the survival of the 33.

And where oh where in the past 70 days has been Joseph Alois Ratzinger? I’m sure he’ll be there soon.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

P. Dye

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3 thoughts on “180 words to Chile”

  1. Hi Phil

    CLeb here, an ex student of yours now in Melbourne.
    I have to say that I really admire your work and therefore your opinions. But i have a question: What does God have anything to do with the Pope? How can we compare a supernatural being to a faulty human being such as the Pope or even Mother Theresa? I read about this guy that wrote an entire book that the world was going to end in 200 and backed it all up with scriptures.
    I could probably use the bible in order to prove that aliens are real. Its all about interpretation.
    No one can prove God isn’t real. Even Darwin recognized that there isn’t a way of knowing if there is a God or not.
    Faith is personal and criticism of lack or abundance is simply, with all due respect dumb.
    I guess there are a lot of dumb religious people out there, blinded by emotion and simply stupidity.
    Einstein puts in a nice way: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind”.
    I guess I would always take my chances and believe, just in case God is real…
    Good post though – keep it up!

    1. Thanks for your comment Cleb. I guess many (not you necessarily) see the Pope as being the representative of said supernatural being. As one who doesn’t abide by supernatural anythings, I don’t see the sense in either, yet I understand that many people do.
      Thanks again

      1. Haha, i love a good debate, but that’s not why I posted my comment 🙂

        Nevertheless, good luck with the affiliate stuff, let me know if you have any questions about it.

        Great site by the way.


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