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Passes on the easy on -- Practices at Cisco may have turned to prayer just seconds before their plane went down that they did so why isn't so important to turn to faith during a crisis in helping -- you -- -- to help us feel safe flying in the future.
Fox -- religion contributor father Jonathan Martin joins us now -- -- so we're supposed to have fate but we get back on a flight and ignore what we've learned today no.
You should never ignore facts.
But the facts are -- -- that so many people were saved think grade and when -- with in our thoughts and our prayers that the families.
And the victims who did die.
And and you the United States is a great opportunity to show those families from from China and believe I'm great love and compassion as a country and as individuals.
And but you can be sure there are lots of prayers of Thanksgiving coming from all those passengers.
Who felt like they were very close to death based on their own.
You -- in times of tragedy and also tend to -- surely.
The country does to a great extent turn -- to prayer I remember being -- a flight not too long book coming from California actually.
And see a woman sat next to me and and proclaimed very.
I am an agnostic and we ended up having a very nice conversation but it turned out they weren't that.
-- -- craziest flights of all time automatic her you know I don't think so but it was very interesting and she was surprised yourself as we dropped about 500 feet suddenly.
She grabbed my hand and she said would you mind train.
-- it reminds you that you're not in control -- -- -- why it does we have a solution that were in full control.
When you're on a plane there's no pretending anymore and that's not belittling.
Disbelief and anyway and in this this woman was very honest saying.
She really does question.
-- -- she was an agnostic.
But in that moment she did feel like you said talker like.
She was out of control and then look for answers -- -- -- -- -- became a believer in that moment but she was certainly praying -- prayer of gratitude.
When we landed safely.
Out of times of tragedy of course those that are living -- question why why me why -- -- alive what do these two young girls sixteen year old girls like why were they killed.
In the situations it's difficult and you have to go to your -- to try to find answers -- that what sort of answers can you find from that question it seems a really difficult question why did god it is -- to -- -- I don't.
Think I did it to them you know first of all.
We thank god for all all the that the good training of so many pilots that get us on the ground safely every single day we think.
The -- -- flight attendants and we just heard from a representative for their work in getting people out safely done during this during this crash as well.
And so -- first of all we use our reason break.
Talk about airplanes I I believe faith and reason John Paul the second.
Who will soon be -- called Saint John Paul the second effort by Catholics.
Talked about faith and reason being two weeks.
Through by which we fly -- we can never say.
We're going to put aside reason because we have faith but the same time there's certain things -- facts and reason just don't answer.
And and and each year to your question -- I think.
We can thank god for the mystery.
Of life and being able to -- to get through these very tough times I don't have a perfect answer -- -- Yeah and when does thank you thought -- think -- happy Sunday thank you.
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