In the news this week is the story of some miners trapped, possibly dead, in a mine somewhere in Utah.
After a day or two of praying, a group of people (probably women) showed up and spelled out the word HOPE using votive candles.
A couple of things:
1. They are stupid....the spelling out of words with candles usually does no good.
2. They will probably somehow be responsible for some votive miners in some other part of the world getting trapped in a votive mine while trying to replenish the ever diminishing votive supply.
It's kinda like the Butterfly Effect....everytime a votive candle flickers in Utah a miner in Finland dies.