Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Church of Bieber

So there's this girl Megan Ham who has a rare neurological condition which makes her close to a vegetable. She barely responds to any stimuli...the exception being Justin Bieber. Apparently she has "defied medical odds" to kick her feet and smile at the sight and sounds of the pop star.

Why am I posting his to Deity Shmeity, you may ask? Well, it's a slow news day. It's also the kind of story that every church would jump on if Bieber's tunes were replaced with gospel music. Or the sight of the cross. Or Billy freaking Graham on TV. No one is actually claiming that the "The Biebz" has the power to heal (even though that was the popular headline to this story) but if it was religion related, you bet they would.

Anywho, JB has apparently tweeted that he plans on meeting Megan. Good for him. And her. And I'm out.


  1. Very valid point. If this story were in any way religious, it would be front page religious news as and touted as a miracle. It is a great illustration on the fact that everything that is considered miraculous actually has another explanation. There are no miracles.

  2. I don't know the details but does it necessarily mean that she likes the music? If I was in a vegetative state and someone played Justin Bieber, I'd probably be figuring out how to make the pain in my ears go away.

    Anyway you make a great point and it is nice that he's going to visit her.

  3. Excellent point. I'm glad it wasn't Mozart either -- New Agers love that.