Saturday, September 24, 2011

Does God Cause Spontaneous Combustion?

The first recorded case of spontaneous combustion in Ireland has provoked retired professor of pathology Mike Green into some theological speculation, saying he doubted spontaneous combustion could be explained by divine intervention on rather surprising grounds.
I think if the heavens were striking in cases of spontaneous combustion then there would be a lot more cases. I go for the practical, the mundane explanation.
Apparently God can't be doing it because it doesn't happen often enough. Only things that happen infrequently need mundane practical explanations.

Confused yet? :-)


  1. I know it's morbid, but you must admit it's fascinating!

  2. I thought the point was that if God was into chucking thunderbolts more of us would have exploded?

  3. Only if God treated us as we deserved. Thankfully he is much nicer than that.