Prayers to a Polish Pope

News reports that involve claims of the miraculous can get a bit messy (as we saw the other day in a story about India), since reporters often hesitate to quote the views of believers without a touch of snark. At the same time, it’s possible to veer the other direction and fail to report the practical, physical details that can be verified about what did or what didn’t happen in any particular case.

When in doubt, quote the believers accurately, then quote the skeptics accurately. And try to doubt the doubters to the same degree that you doubt the believers.

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