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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

www.huffingtonpost.com said:

A 9-year-old Boston boy says divine intervention saved his life when a bullet fired in the street outside his home came through his bedroom wall and left a smoking hole in the Boston Celtics jersey he was wearing.

Preston Stevens says he felt some sort of force push him before the bullet went through his Rajon Rondo jersey Tuesday afternoon, barely missing his torso.He says "it was like God" pushed him. He saw and smelled smoke.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

Did God fire the bullet as well?


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 20 April 2012 - 03:13 PM, said:

Did God fire the bullet as well?

How does that question, or the answer to it, correlate to what the boy says he experienced?


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

View PostAngel Left Wing, on 20 April 2012 - 03:32 PM, said:

How does that question, or the answer to it, correlate to what the boy says he experienced?
Did you miss the part about the bullet? Or wasn't that part of the experience?


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 20 April 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

Did you miss the part about the bullet? Or wasn't that part of the experience?

What he says he experienced is the following:

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Preston Stevens says he felt some sort of force push him before the bullet went through his Rajon Rondo jersey Tuesday afternoon, barely missing his torso. He says "it was like God" pushed him.

Whether God did or didn't fire the bullet has nothing to do with the "force" he says he felt push him before the bullet went through his jersey.



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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

View PostAngel Left Wing, on 20 April 2012 - 04:45 PM, said:

What he says he experienced is the following:



Whether God did or didn't fire the bullet has nothing to do with the "force" he says he felt push him before the bullet went through his jersey.

So the bullet wasn't a factor?


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

View PostAngel Left Wing, on 20 April 2012 - 04:45 PM, said:

What he says he experienced is the following:



Whether God did or didn't fire the bullet has nothing to do with the "force" he says he felt push him before the bullet went through his jersey.


If there was a force, who says it was god? I say it was Jedi Knights. If there was a force then this is just as plausible.:rolleyes:

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

View PostEuphorbia, on 20 April 2012 - 04:59 PM, said:

If there was a force, who says it was god? I say it was Jedi Knights. If there was a force then this is just as plausible.:rolleyes:

I am not claiming the force he felt was or wasn't God. I'm simply trying to understand why Rlyeh feels it is important to know whether or not God fired the bullet to come to an understanding of the child's description of what he felt.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

Probably just fell off his bed.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

View PostAngel Left Wing, on 20 April 2012 - 05:15 PM, said:



I am not claiming the force he felt was or wasn't God. I'm simply tyring to understand why Rlyeh feels it is important to know whether or not God fired the bullet to come to an understanding of the child's description as to what he felt.




Let me try......

For this " divine intervention " to happen, a bullet had to have been shot, thrown at high speed, whatever, out of something to go to the boy, to have the boy pushed.......


So, did God also fire the gun that shot the bullet, so he could push boy out of the way, so the story could be told......

No bullet, no story.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

View PostAngel Left Wing, on 20 April 2012 - 05:15 PM, said:



I am not claiming the force he felt was or wasn't God. I'm simply tyring to understand why Rlyeh feels it is important to know whether or not God fired the bullet to come to an understanding of the child's description as to what he felt.


I'll leave that issue to you and RIyeh.

The boy was just missed by this bullet and says that a force pushed him. He believes it was god trying to save him......but what if it was actually the devil and that the devil just wasn't fast enough in pushing the child into the bullet's path??? :ph34r:

It all comes down to belief.....and plausibility.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

View PostSakari, on 20 April 2012 - 05:24 PM, said:

So, did God also fire the gun that shot the bullet, so he could push boy out of the way, so the story could be told......

No bullet, no story.

Did that work?.....That is what I got out of it.

It still would hold no relevance as to what the boy experienced. God would not need to fire the bullet in order to have "pushed" the child out of the way.

Obviously though, if there is no bullet, then there is no story. I can certainly agree with that. ;)


Edited by Angel Left Wing, 20 April 2012 - 05:29 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

If this close call leads him to believe he has some purpose in life and he goes on to do good things, who cares what he believes. If he honestly believes that a god is looking out for him, perhaps he'll try to live his life in such a way to say thanks for the supposed intervention.

Just thinking positive. :)

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:10 PM

View PostPurplos, on 20 April 2012 - 05:43 PM, said:

If this close call leads him to believe he has some purpose in life and he goes on to do good things, who cares what he believes. If he honestly believes that a god is looking out for him, perhaps he'll try to live his life in such a way to say thanks for the supposed intervention.

Just thinking positive. :)



If he grows up to be rapist murdereer, than that bullet should have hit him.......

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

View PostAngel Left Wing, on 20 April 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

It still would hold no relevance as to what the boy experienced. God would not need to fire the bullet in order to have "pushed" the child out of the way.

Obviously though, if there is no bullet, then there is no story. I can certainly agree with that. ;)


I would have to wonder what would make this boy more important than the millions of other innocent people that have been killed by guns or any other types of weapons (not going on a gun rant here).

Furthermore why wouldn't god have stopped the weapon from firing into this boys house, or even have prevented mankind from developing weapons in the first place?

I'm not saying that the boy doesn't honestly believe that god intervened, and if that becomes something positive for him, then great........I just think the boy should at least entertain other ideas as to why he lived and not do the old "god did it".

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