One of the most annoying things about any disaster is the inevitable bleating on by those who narrowly escaped it about how God reached down and protected them specially because, apparently, they were just so damn special that he couldn’t help himself. Greg Candelaria is just such a person.
A Houston man who was scheduled to fly on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is alive and accounted for after deciding to cancel his trip to Beijing at the last minute.
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 had 239 people on board when it vanished off radar screens early Saturday morning, leaving no clue as to where it crashed or even landed.
Greg Candelaria, 57, got a text message alert about the missing plane while out to dinner with his wife Brooke and quickly realized he had a boarding pass for that exact flight….
He credits his survival to the ‘providence of God’.
‘The very grace of God and nothing more,’ Candelaria said. ‘It wasn’t a conincidence it was by design.’
But one of Candelaria’s co-workers wasn’t so lucky. Fellow IBM employee Philip Wood, 50, was one of three Americans on the flight.
So God — by design — said you get to live but fuck that Philip Wood guy? Is that how it works, Greg? The other 239 people on the plane, now all presumably dead, they can just go fuck themselves while you praise the lord for saying you because you’re just so fucking special? Do you realize how arrogant and offensive that is? Of course you don’t. Because you’re God’s special snowflake.