Wolf Blitzer Discovers That Not Everyone Turns to God in a Crisis

Wolf certainly got a surprise on Tuesday, as he attempted to strong arm a tornado survivor into praising the lord.  From the Salon:

Speaking live to a survivor of the deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., Blitzer declared the woman “blessed,” her husband “blessed,” and her son “blessed.” He then asked, “You’ve gotta thank the Lord, right? Do you thank the Lord for that split-second decision?”

In my mind, the perfect response to that question would have been, “I sure do, Wolf, almost as much as I thank him for destroying my whole neighborhood with that tornado.  I mean, there is nothing that makes you appreciate God more than the reminder that He could take you out at any time.”  Tornado survivor Rebecca Vitsmun’s response, however, ranks a close second:

But as she held her 18-month-old son, Rebecca Vitsmun politely replied, “I’m actually an atheist.” A flummoxed Blitzer quickly lobbed back, “You are. All right. But you made the right call,” and Vitsmun graciously offered him a lifeline. “We are here,” she said, “and I don’t blame anyone for thanking the Lord.” Nicely done, Rebecca Vitsmun.




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