September 17th, 2010
02:10 PM ET

'Bore hole' reaches trapped miners in Chile

A bore hole reached 33 trapped Chilean miners Friday, officials said, but it must be widened before miners can squeeze through - a process that should take a few weeks.

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  1. Dave

    John, you don't believe in God, but you are the one causing the hatred on this board. Hmmmm.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Adrock

    It's Big Bangs Fault!!!!
    Humans are smarter than God.
    Humans know everything about this world.
    I read books, blah blah blah
    We live in a World/space without end, living in a spec of time.

    May everyone affected by tragedy find hope. be it in God, Family, or Science.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mark

    I bet if there was gold or oil, the hole would be ready the next day.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TV-Guy

    IF there is a G-d, my G-d doesn't punish/panic/hurt/mame/test or otherwise cause pain to humans. What moronic way to think that this would happen on purpose through G-d. Geeeeeeesh.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Damien

      Well, nature and other men are usually what causes this pain, for god, or anything else to remove those things from our life would mean also removing free will, and disrupting the natural cycle we live in.

      September 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. johncc

    You doubters won't be allowed to spread your faithlessness much longer. Sarah Palin, as President of the One and Only Nation Under God will see to it. Bless you all.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. NoOneYouKnow

    John, You are my hero. You've said things a lot of people think but are afraid to openly admit. I agree with everything you've said. Thank you for your honestly and for communicating it in a non-argumentative/immature way. It makes you that much more credible.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lore

    I'm Chilean....I'm more than happy that one of their plans just reach them. It is been a very hard work for all of them. But still a long way to be out of that mine. Just show a little respect for those that are still waiting to be rescued...If it a God's will for them to be there ..well it is happening...things happens in life for a reason. Maybe this accident will help to fix the whole security system in Chile's mines and their workers conditions. To all of 33 miners still waiting down there..all my prayers ....We look forward to witness that day you all be out to reunite with your families.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. iamacamera

    God had nothing to do with this. Sometimes bad things happen just because bad things happen. Maybe some good will come of it. The only good I can see coming of it is for the miners to get out. Just don't blame God, like he's some cosmic sky cop regulating every thing in everyone's life and He only gets talked about when something bad happens. Why not be grateful that they're still alive, something of an astonishment, and apparently in good spirits. Or be thankful for something way less dramatic, like the fact that you are alive and able to suck wind into your lungs.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. me17145

    your God is probably testing our (human's) drilling capacity .... not the poor miners ..

    September 17, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Prentiss

    To all atheisist here, especially John who seeme to have no limits-

    It seems to me that atheism is yourreligion. I've talked to many atheist who seem like religions fanatics preaching what they believe, its just that, what they believe is science, I call them fanatics when they insist that theories or opiniojns are facts as if known with certainty . There have been many brilliant scientists that knew science was not the only truth/reality (e.g. Newton) and that a creator was the only explanation. Gee, I think they may be brighter than you guys. Maybe you should hedge your bets, check out Pascal's wager. Or don't, who cares.

    Read more: What's the worst thing someone could say to an Atheist? | Answerbag

    September 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Couger-Friendly

      Fail – its a way of thinking not some nonsense written about some snake that could talk in a garden. Yes the argument could be driven to making us think that religion is a way of thinking as well...except you are following someone else's rules from some darn book. Cant you just have the thought of being a good person without needing some hypocrisy-driven band of enforcers pounding on you every sunday?

      September 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TweetiBear

    God does not choose for bad things to happen. Of course He will intervene sometimes, but He mostly allows this world to unfold as it will. It is nature that destroys, and it is man that destroys. Man is destroying the earth piece by piece. We cannot blame God when things go wrong. He never promised us happiness here...he promised to give us strength and saving grace through his son, Jesus Christ. "Earthly life" has happened. God is providing comfort and strength to those who ask for it. How will this end? We don't know. But God is waiting to either weep with us or celebrate with us. Again...this world unfolds as it unfolds.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hank the angry drunk

    Sorry guys, There is no god and if there is one he is chillin out with Santa and the Easter Bunny!

    September 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Couger-Friendly

      Hey Hank! shouldnt you be having $ex with someones 'mudda'?

      September 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Drake

    Science is not at odds with God and anyone that thinks otherwise is ignorant of that fact. Science is a man made creation and has been very beneficial but it never has disproved Gods existence nor could it. But that doesn't mean science is God either.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Peter

    Hey Hank the Angry Drunk- Care to provide us with any facts or evidence to that opinion? Didn't think so.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. B

    An interesting read ->

    September 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
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