With the number of atheists continuing to rise, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday afternoon learned the danger of assuming on live television that his interviewee is a Christian.
“I guess, you gotta thank the Lord, right?” he told the survivor of a deadly tornado that ripped through Oklahoma. “Do you thank the Lord?”
“I — I’m actually an atheist,” the woman politely responded.
“Oh, you are? Alright,” Blitzer replied.
The woman, however, handled the embarrassing situation with grace.
“We are here, and I don’t blame anybody for thanking the Lord,” she told Blitzer.
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With reporting by David Edwards