“Thou shalt not steal” — unless Jesus is watching over you?

That seems like a poor amendment to the rule to me. Here’s the story:

A man accused of crashing a stolen car into a lorry during a high-speed police chase through rush-hour motorway traffic claimed Jesus was looking after them, the High Court has heard.

An officer who saw the Nissan Sunny being wrecked by the collision was relieved to see the suspect flee because he feared the driver could not have survived.

Sean O’Callaghan also collided with three other vehicles, including a police car, along parts of the M1 near Belfast, it was alleged. The 22-year-old, of no fixed abode, was arrested and claimed not to have slept for five days.

He was also charged with being under the influence so clearly his ability to be sensible and, you know, not steal a car and run from police with it and crash it into people, was severely diminished. If he had any sense in the first place, of course.

It’s good that everyone survived his stupidity but that doesn’t mean Jesus had a hand in any of it. Wouldn’t it make more sense to thank the automakers for building cars that can withstand hits and save lives?

Hardly a headline that would stand out, though, right? Better to play a god angle and be assured an audience. It’s the whole reason why I read it…

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