Cap’n Sully: Why for didn’t you mention God?

I guess that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger saved so many lives just isn’t good enough for some holier-than-thous.

This is a real letter, posted online this week, that was written to the Muskegon Chronicle in Michigan.

Letter: Why didn’t flight crew mention God?
by Dena Malda | Muskegon
Monday, February 16, 2009, 11:37 AM

On the Feb. 8 “60 Minutes” program, we were captivated while viewing the Katie Couric interview of the crew and passengers of Flight 1549.

However, we were struck there was not one mention of God, who directs pilots of planes and secures the safety of passengers.

We have written CBS and asked them for more realistic programming. Help protect our freedoms. Write CBS about this.

You can read the letter at the original website here, and please scroll down to the reader responses to read the hilarity that ensued. There are more than 500 responses on this forum at, starting with this gem:

If God wants a mention on tv, he can land his own damn plane….

One thought on “Cap’n Sully: Why for didn’t you mention God?

  1. Is it blasphemous to suggest Katie Couric & her editors managed to remove all holy references during the interview? (ie, they played God) Is it heretical to suggest that God challenged with the geese AND helped Sully, so he broke even that day? Is it glib to posit that Muskegon moll had to re-adjust her tin foil bonnet because she DOES hear God on every other channel? Yes to all 3?Signed, Agnostic


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