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Offline SGOS

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« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2021, 09:16:38 PM »
The ship is the Andrea-Doria.  I assume the girl is one of the survivors.

Offline Hydra009

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« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2021, 02:24:20 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Morgan

Her husband became the mayor of San Antonio in 2005.

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« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2021, 07:59:18 AM »
Yeah, the girl actually got 'transferred' from one ship to the other during the collision. To call it a miracle is nonsense but I would like to ask those using this description about why gawd didn't just cancel the accident instead of helping one person, since he knew that 51 others were being crushed or drowned. I think the Andrea Doria was a beautiful ship that took 11 hours to sink after getting rammed by the Stockholm.



Offline SGOS

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« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2021, 08:48:46 AM »
Yeah, the girl actually got 'transferred' from one ship to the other during the collision. To call it a miracle is nonsense but I would like to ask those using this description about why gawd didn't just cancel the accident instead of helping one person, since he knew that 51 others were being crushed or drowned. I think the Andrea Doria was a beautiful ship that took 11 hours to sink after getting rammed by the Stockholm.



I had to read up on the Andrea-Doria to learn that this girl was identified as the "Miracle Girl."  I didn't stop to think about miracles when I read it. But it's true that unusual circumstances of survival are often referred to as miracles.  For the deeply religious, they become actual miracles.  Most readers probably recognize the explanation as just an exaggeration of a wonderful event and accept it as an unusual good fortune.  But even that is wrong.  It is not unusual to find survivors in disasters.  It happens all the time.

Why is an infant the sole survivor of an airplane crash?  Does god love babies?  If so, why not ask why he hated all the other people on the plane?

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« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2021, 09:54:52 AM »

Why is an infant the sole survivor of an airplane crash?  Does god love babies?  If so, why not ask why he hated all the other people on the plane?
This question occurred to me fairly early.  And later, when someone said--'There but for the grace of god, go I!', struck me as not a statement of humility, but was a form of bragging.  God loves me and granted me grace, but did not like you and fucked you up.  The christian mind is just empty except for a bunch of platitudes.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline SGOS

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« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2021, 10:45:15 AM »
This question occurred to me fairly early.  And later, when someone said--'There but for the grace of god, go I!', struck me as not a statement of humility, but was a form of bragging.  God loves me and granted me grace, but did not like you and fucked you up.  The christian mind is just empty except for a bunch of platitudes.
The question occurred to me early too.  It's the kind of question a child would ask before a parent hushes him and teaches that it is impolite to ask such questions to a person of belief (as if beliefs are sacred).  Asking simple questions like that to a theist can evoke defensive reactions, like becoming patronizing and superior, or it could evoke the playing of the victim card, because there are no logical responses to such simple questions, and deep down we all know that.  "There, but for the grace of God, go I," is especially illogical, because it is irrelevant and doesn't even address the question.  But it does avoid the question, which is probably the intention, along with making it clear that the person believes himself to be superior.

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« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2021, 09:19:00 PM »
Who dat?


Offline Hydra009

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« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2021, 09:50:10 PM »
A young Bill Clinton meeting JFK.

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« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2021, 10:09:14 PM »
A young Bill Clinton meeting JFK.
Isn't that crazy !?! Neither one could know that two presidents were shaking hands.

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« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2021, 10:02:23 PM »
Lasting from 1299 to 1922, but he was the last _________


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« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2021, 10:29:50 PM »
The last Ottoman sultan????
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2021, 11:16:12 PM »
The last Ottoman sultan????
How was that for a run? Think the USA will outlast that?

Offline drunkenshoe

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« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2021, 04:33:52 AM »
Vahdettin. (Mehmed VI)

On empires and the evolution of their life spans... I think history is trying to tell us something. (Lassie appeared in front my eyes for a sec... :p)
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

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« Reply #58 on: April 05, 2021, 07:39:04 PM »
What is this device called? Was it a good idea?

Offline SGOS

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« Reply #59 on: April 05, 2021, 08:07:26 PM »
I can't tell you what it's called but I remember being told what it was for.  Do I have to explain?