Originally posted by Zeer0
Originally posted by Lasr1oftheJedi
No seat beat no air bag in a ford ranger late 90s model that hit a telephone pole at 120 miles an hour. Rolled it thrice which crushed the cabin of
the truck down to the dashboard on the driver's side (where I was). The engine block was thrust under the vehicle, which is by design. If not, it
would've impaled me clean. But that I do attribute to engineering. I won't claim to be a physicist, but I know that if I could show you the pics of
that wreck (moved a few times since then, and I know, conveniently enough, have lost those pics, as well as things far more important to me, in such
moves.), you might even think "hm, maybe that was some divine intervention."
Why didnt you mention this in your first post? Im sorry but i am very doubtful of Human integrity and if you dont have any pictures to prove beyond a
reasonable doubt that this happened im going to remain skeptical.
I understand that things like this can be hard to believe, as it has been throughout the ages of man. But I would dare say that sometimes (not
always, just sometimes) the logical explanation is God did it.
I think the better assumption should be that you simply don't know. Many attribute things that are unknown to us to the divine and shut their minds
off to any logical explanations.
Another example. My grandmother in the late 1980s is diagnosed with cancer. The doctor gives her a month to live, if she is lucky.
As a family, we pray, every day, for her. Now sure, she still sees a doctor, and receives treatment. Faith is important, but God put people with the
sharps to be doctors on the planet for a reason. At the end of the month, there was not one cell of cancer in her. Not one. Her doctor said he had
never see anything like it. "Just short of a miracle" was his exact words.
I would attribute this to a 'Miracle' of Medicine. Its not like Jesus stood over her and cured her. The best thing explanation is that you don't know.
Sorry it took so long to respond. Me and mine were out on free comic book day. It's like a family event. Also, I apologize if I came off as brash in
my response earlier, I have my moments. I blame my head traumas, but maybe I'm just an a-hole by nature. Certainly I've been such in prior posts on
other threads, at which in reflection made me realize I wasn't acting in the most approperate mannor. Thankfully the masons on this site are A) Use to
abuse, sad but true. B)Willing to stay civil despite how spoken to. Just a lil props you guys from the side, for the whole "ask a mason thread", but
back on topic...
I do appreciate you trying to open my mind as it were. Show me all the opitions and all that. It was also kind of you to state your joy (maybe not
joy, I couldn't think of a better word, sorry.) that I survived my experince. It was heartwarming, so I know you're a caring and intelligent
Now, with my sincere apologizes in place, I shall address the comments made.
I agree, as even In my own profile, I state proof walks better than suggestion. So I won't ask you to take my word on it. That's okay, I live with it
everyday. I was 16, and stupid. I didn't buckle up because I thought I was invincable, as most teens do. Airbags wern't standard in earlier model
pickups, atleast the ford model for sure. So I didn't mention it because I thought it was reiteration. As for the serverity, well, some take it as
bragging, so I avoid the details. That, and it's not exactly a fond memory, but I do believe it is a testiment to the fortune that life has shown me.
As for the beyond explained, I suppose I've just seen alot of "wild" moments in life. Things that I got to live through, as well as those I cared for,
that broke the odds all to blip and back. Is there a scientific explaination? Maybe. I certainly looked. I was so confused on how it was possible I
could've survived this event, it caused me to doubt everything from reality to worth. This statement alone I know shows I could have been vunrable to
the influence of the bible belt I live in. As all my friends were like "Dude, God loves you." So I get that. I really do. If this or even just my
grandmother's example was the only moments in my life that showed the odds seem to not simply apply to me, I would be easily swayed to brush it off as
happenstance. But there are more, alot more, times when my goose should've been throughly cooked, and yet I walked out of that spit pile smelling like
a rose. Does that mean every time I called on God I got what I asked for? Most certainly not! Many requests of greed went unanswered through those
young and turbulant years. That's because God doesn't answer greed (from my perspective), but love, man oh man does he answer love.
Running out of characters, I will reply to the rest in the next post. Thank you again for your kindness, insite and intrest. It's nice to talk to a
edit on 5-5-2012 by Lasr1oftheJedi because: I typoed man oh man as man of man....should probably spell check too, but i'm a bit
lazy, sides ya'll know what I ment.