Thursday, September 18, 2008

Man, Am I In The Wrong Economic Class!

More than half of all Americans believe they have been helped by a guardian angel in the course of their lives, according to a new poll by the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion. In a poll of 1700 respondents, 55% answered affirmatively to the statement, "I was protected from harm by a guardian angel." The responses defied standard class and denominational assumptions about religious belief; the majority held up regardless of denomination, region or education — though the figure was a little lower (37%) among respondents earning more than $150,000 a year.

-- David Van Biema, explaining why I'm alone in a crowd, even when reading TIME Magazine

He adds:

"This raises the possibility that guardian angels, which famously support an industry of sentimental accessories, are just so darned attractive that they exist in a charmed belief niche of their own."

Oh joy.

If I have a guardian angel, he or she should leave whatever crop circles they're hanging out in, and do whatever they're told at: