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Old 03-01-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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I agree doomsday fear is kinda worthless ... Its better to let each day take care of itself. However id do believe that victory is the dear friend of preparation, so i think that at least having a good pair of boots, some hiking and camping gear(I have a nice back pack with a neat camel pouch, and i used to even own a gas mask, it was COOL!), but most of all i think having a good understanding of survival is always a good idea. You can always keep a good survival guide close by, just sayin' ...

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Old 03-01-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Tent cities are a reality after all ...
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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I need a new pair of boots ...
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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About a decade or so ago an elderly church brother was killed in auto accident. He was 90+ yrs of age at the time of his death. During one extremely hot summer he was fatally injured at the corner of a busy intersection. The wreck was very traumatic and as result large amounts of his blood covered/splattered onto the newly drying cemented sidewalk and retaining wall. He was never noted to have any type dementia by fellow church goers to my knowledge and the wreck could not totally be ruled his fault.
My question is what did he do to deserve such a death? And how could he have lived his virtuous life any better to prevent such a traumatic death? He had been a Christian for so long (90+ yrs.) or maybe I should say we just thought he was a Christian.
The other day some how an elderly lady was gorely killed in an un-witnessed one-man accident. They think she may been trapped between the car and the car's door or fell out, they just don't know what happened but she was a person of faith. How could she have lived a better life so that this would not have happened to her?
Well, I take it these are rhetorical questions. And why do babies and children die of diseases and starve to death. The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind -- the answer is blowing in the wind.


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Old 03-02-2011, 01:37 AM
 
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About a decade or so ago an elderly church brother was killed in auto accident. He was 90+ yrs of age at the time of his death. During one extremely hot summer he was fatally injured at the corner of a busy intersection. The wreck was very traumatic and as result large amounts of his blood covered/splattered onto the newly drying cemented sidewalk and retaining wall. He was never noted to have any type dementia by fellow church goers to my knowledge and the wreck could not totally be ruled his fault.
My question is what did he do to deserve such a death? And how could he have lived his virtuous life any better to prevent such a traumatic death? He had been a Christian for so long (90+ yrs.) or maybe I should say we just thought he was a Christian.
The other day some how an elderly lady was gorely killed in an un-witnessed one-man accident. They think she may been trapped between the car and the car's door or fell out, they just don't know what happened but she was a person of faith. How could she have lived a better life so that this would not have happened to her?
just because they GOT such a death doesn't mean they *deserved it.those are two different things.there was no judgement passed at the time of their untimely deaths.that is for the next life,and as for the WHY of it,that is for the next life as well.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:10 AM
 
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Well, I take it these are rhetorical questions. And why do babies and children die of diseases and starve to death. The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind -- the answer is blowing in the wind.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t4g_...eature=related
No, they were not meant to be rhetorical questions and I mentioned nothing about babies. These people were people of faith; they lived the "prepared life" they were Christian Veterans and yet they fared no better in the physical end than the next guy. I say live life and enjoy it. Life's to short to waste on man-made fundamentalisms. Let no man be your spiritual judge.
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