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Should he have prayed?

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I'll be praying Friday when I fly to Florida to do my brother-in-laws wedding pictures. I will be praying when Im on the plane that my friends will be safe, that my homeless will be warm, that the people I work with will have a prosperous weekend, that my church will glorify God in all they do, that my friends family that just loss there mom in a car accident will be comforted, that I will have strength in my faith, I pray our nation will become kinder to one another, I pray for peace, I pray for my two african little girls that I support are safe and have plenty of food, I pray for all my friends that are struggling financially, I'll pray for the people I know that are hurting or sick, I will probably pray the whole time in the air, but most of it wont be me or anything to benefit me except that I stay strong in my faith and that God will continue to help as many people as possible. I pray alot, about everything. The plane ride will just give me some nice quiet time to really my conversation with God. I wish that you guys feel what I feel and experience what it is to actually have a personal relationship with God, I really do. I wouldnt trade it for anything in the world. Period. And I dont need to be all apologetic about it and give you all the facts, history, ect. God is REAL, whether you believe it or not.

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In Soviet Russia, rivers land on you!

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I did as well.

Oh, and this is the only subject I will listen to squirrel on lol

:lol:

Here is one caught on video.

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The question to the thread is should he have prayed? He landed the plane and said he didn't.

Now, one has to quantify a prayer. It can be called a prayer by thinking to ones self or muttering words or whatever.

Personally, I have no way of knowing how I would react right at that moment.Would have been to caught up in the moment to think but react.

Now the clever ones here have said, well why did God do this or didn't do that? If you want to get deep then for the sake of argument hang with me here.

Miracles or crazy events etc are typically in the eye of the beholder. Some have said it was skilled of veteran pilot. True.

Some say it was a miracle. True as well. Plane could have blown up or a host of other things.

But the point I want to make is events like this, good or bad will impact someone enough to either alter the course in their life thus the miracle or even instilled or created enough of a paradigm shift in someone to either put faith in God or tighten up their life or whatever.

We are limited in our scope on these things on two levels. Level one we are thinking on our terms of understanding. We really don't know all that was involved.

Secondly, we miss the bigger picture of the very event itself.

It's like going to a movie. Some people WATCH the same movie but talk to them afterwords and they did not SEE the same movie.

One person hated it, the other loved it. One says it was a waste of money while the other may be inspired to write, create, go back to school who knows.

From a distance we can say the "director" had this goal in mind. But without ever talking to the director one on one you will never know.

So perhaps the greater good could be more were inspired by the film than those that were not.

Or, what if less were inspired then those who liked it? Again, at that point and time and the specific outcome of the directors goal may or may not be what was intended.

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no, he should have done exactly what he did

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Get over yourself. Daring to ask a question about a belief is not disrespect.

being an ass about it is though

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Check your aviation history and is not a big of a deal as people are making it. There have been several cases where planes ditched into water and the plane stayed intact and everyone survived.

I'll check out those links. While there may be "several," it's not a common occurrence, I think.

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Funny that the atheist and agnostics pretend to really want to know what the poor little Christians would do. It’s just a cover up to try and make a point IMO, but any who.

A prayer could be as simple as saying in your head “Dear God, help me” believing that there really is a God who hears that prayer and believing that God in control no matter what. I don’t think I would need to let go of the controls, get on my knees and close my eyes to be considered a prayer. That like me saying I’m going to walk out in front of a Mac truck and pray that God doesn’t let me get hurt. IMO a Christian’s view is that God created the pilot, God created the mind with the ability to think and learn so that the body, mind, and skills used to make quick decisions ultimately came from God even if that person doesn’t believe in God.

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ghey

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lol Exactly why Christians shouldn’t waist their time answering questions from people who aren’t honest about why they really asked the question.

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Any excuse in a cycle of self deception I guess.

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