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Should he have prayed?

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I actually hope a lot of religious folks would say "yes, I would have prayed." I can respect that type of conviction in a belief. I have family that would answer that way.

Would I stop trying to save peoples lives to close my eyes and pray ? Or even whisper quietly ? I doubt it. Probably wouldn't have the chance.

If you are religious and would not have prayed, why not?

I wouldn't need too. I would have faith in myself, and that which I believe in.

What does that say about your convictions?

That I trust.

Go ahead and pray unless the sh*t is really hitting the fan?

Nice spin. Good old line from around WW2 "There are no athiest in a FoxHole"

Isn't that when praying would be MOST important?

Guess that would depend on the person, and how they felt about it.

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Then I do not consider you a religious person, you sir, are on the sidelines.

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Then I do not consider you a religious person, you sir, are on the sidelines.

You not considering me religious is insignificant.

Luckily it's not your decision to make.

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I actually hope a lot of religious folks would say "yes, I would have prayed." I can respect that type of conviction in a belief. I have family that would answer that way.

If you are religious and would not have prayed, why not? What does that say about your convictions? Go ahead and pray unless the sh*t is really hitting the fan? Isn't that when praying would be MOST important?

I think as a Chrsitian, you rely on all of the time spent strengthening your faith, praying, and confirming your belief on a daily basis throughout your lifetime. When a situtation occurs like the emergency landing, praying at that specific time might not make sense because you have hundreds of lives at stake and the skills that God gave you to be a great pilot need to be used. Because you do not pray at that specific time does not damn you in the eyes of God. When the situation is over and you have time to reflect, then you can give thanks to God for giving you the strength, wisdom, and confidence to act appropriately during a difficult situtation. So not praying when the sh*t really hits the fan does not erase your belief and convictions, it simply shows that you are smart enough to use the tools God has given you to make the appropriate decisions and take the correct actions during a time of crisis.

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Thats definitely true. Its like that Panther fandom as well.

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I think as a Chrsitian, you rely on all of the time spent strengthening your faith, praying, and confirming your belief on a daily basis throughout your lifetime. When a situtation occurs like the emergency landing, praying at that specific time might not make sense because you have hundreds of lives at stake and the skills that God gave you to be a great pilot need to be used. Because you do not pray at that specific time does not damn you in the eyes of God. When the situation is over and you have time to reflect, then you can give thanks to God for giving you the strength, wisdom, and confidence to act appropriately during a difficult situtation. So not praying when the sh*t really hits the fan does not erase your belief and convictions, it simply shows that you are smart enough to use the tools God has given you to make the appropriate decisions and take the correct actions during a time of crisis.

Thats a lot of dancing around the subject, tactfully done. I would imagine this is quite an uncomfortable question for you.

If you can't pray for a miracle in the cockpit of a crashing plane, why would you pray at any other time.

Its that simple.

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Would I stop trying to save peoples lives to close my eyes and pray ? Or even whisper quietly ? I doubt it. Probably wouldn't have the chance.

I wouldn't need too. I would have faith in myself, and that which I believe in.

That I trust.

Nice spin. Good old line from around WW2 "There are no athiest in a FoxHole"

Guess that would depend on the person, and how they felt about it.

You know, you are a lot like our founding fathers who were deists. There is a god, but he stays at an arms distance and men are on their own without his intervention.

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On 60 minutes yesterday Sully, the captain of the plane that landed in the Hudson, said he did not pray during the crisis and just stayed focused on the task at hand.

My question for the very religious is would you have prayed? Should he have prayed? If he prayed and the plane crashed, would it have been god's will? If he prayed and they all survived, would it have been heralded as a miracle from god and not the skill of an excellent pilot?

Thoughts?

While Sully said he did not pray, this is what he did say:

"I would imagine somebody in back was taking care of that for me while I was flying the airplane," he said.'

The implication is that he does, indeed, believe in the power of prayer.

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While Sully said he did not pray, this is what he did say:

The implication is that he does, indeed, believe in the power of prayer.

Never said he didn't.

Would you have prayed in the cockpit?

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