Do You Believe in Second Chances?

Thursday, April 1, 2010 by NetaholicsAnonymous | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Do You Believe in Second Chances?


Read The Caption on the first photo then look at the second photo

Highway 59 (i.e., State Route 59) near Hurricane City, Utah

Look at the picture above and you can see where this driver broke through the guardrail, on the right side of the culvert, where the people are standing on the road, pointing. The pick-up was traveling about 75 mph from right to left when it crashed through the guardrail.  It flipped end-over-end, bounced off and  across the culvert outlet and landed right side up on the left side of the culvert, facing the opposite direction from which the driver was traveling.  The 22-year-old driver and his 18-year-old passenger were unhurt except for minor cuts and bruises.

 
Now look at the second picture below...










If this guy didn't believe in GOD before, do you suppose he believes now?

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Phoon
Reply #1 Thursday, April 1, 2010 11:25 AM

HOLY CRAP! I shat myself just looking at it!!

starkers
Reply #2 Thursday, April 1, 2010 11:48 AM

HOLY CRAP! I shat myself just looking at it!!

I didn't get that far... but a curried cabbage bark at that precise time (looking at pic 2) would have had lumps in it

WOM
Reply #3 Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:07 PM

 Damn

k10w3
Reply #4 Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:02 PM


If this guy didn't believe in GOD before, do you suppose he believes now?


My guess, if he didn't believe in GOD before, then he is more than likely a rationalist and does not believe in GOD now...why should he?  There are people who believe in GOD who die in car wrecks every day, so there is no empiric evidence to prove that one's belief or nonbelief makes them prone to missing death by car wreck.  Plain and simple, he got lucky -- and I'm sure he knows that.  Quite frankly, I'm sure he's more apt to believe in traveling at a lower speed and paying more attention to the road right now, than he is apt to believe in GOD.

Now, I know, being as I am a former believer, that pictures like these are strong faith affirming sorts of things to those who believe.  Perhaps you don't understand how someone who doesn't believe can persist in their disbelief after seeing such a faith affirming picture.  All I can say is, there are pretty believable pictures of Santa Claus on the internet, (plus there's that tracking site on the internet to give more "proof" to the evidence of there being a Santa Claus), but would those things change your disbelief in Santa Claus? 

Also, who is to say that the GOD who, hypothetically gave the driver of the truck a second chance, is the one you believe in?  Who is to say it's the Biblical GOD/(G_d), or Zeus, or Thor, or Guan-Yu, or the Flying Spaghetti monster? (You're an atheist, too...you just deny one less god than I do.)

ZubaZ
Reply #5 Thursday, April 1, 2010 4:15 PM

Amazing.

I went to snopes.com to debunk it . . but it's true. http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/culvert.asp

2of3
Reply #6 Thursday, April 1, 2010 4:18 PM

My guess, if he didn't believe in GOD before, then he is more than likely a rationalist and does not believe in GOD now...why should he? There are people who believe in GOD who die in car wrecks every day, so there is no empiric evidence to prove that one's belief or nonbelief makes them prone to missing death by car wreck. Plain and simple, he got lucky -- and I'm sure he knows that. Quite frankly, I'm sure he's more apt to believe in traveling at a lower speed and paying more attention to the road right now, than he is apt to believe in GOD.



Now, I know, being as I am a former believer, that pictures like these are strong faith affirming sorts of things to those who believe. Perhaps you don't understand how someone who doesn't believe can persist in their disbelief after seeing such a faith affirming picture. All I can say is, there are pretty believable pictures of Santa Claus on the internet, (plus there's that tracking site on the internet to give more "proof" to the evidence of there being a Santa Claus), but would those things change your disbelief in Santa Claus?



Also, who is to say that the GOD who, hypothetically gave the driver of the truck a second chance, is the one you believe in? Who is to say it's the Biblical GOD/(G_d), or Zeus, or Thor, or Guan-Yu, or the Flying Spaghetti monster? (You're an atheist, too...you just deny one less god than I do.)

Gee Wiz

k10w3
Reply #7 Thursday, April 1, 2010 4:57 PM

Zubaz
I went to snopes.com to debunk it . . but it's true. http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/culvert.asp


Except for the fact that it happened in Utah, not Arizona.

pjdark
Reply #8 Thursday, April 1, 2010 5:10 PM

That is unreal. They would have been dead for sure.

NetaholicsAnonymous
Reply #9 Thursday, April 1, 2010 5:17 PM

k10w3
Except for the fact that it happened in Utah, not Arizona.

Location has been corrected.

DrJBHL
Reply #10 Thursday, April 1, 2010 5:31 PM

When you look at that, you gotta wonder why on earth there weren't significant walls built at that area in the road....lucky driver...I bet he/she is still wetting the bed every night.

k10w3
Reply #11 Thursday, April 1, 2010 6:01 PM

If you want to read more of the story and see a few more pictures, you can find it here:  http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/06/utah.crash/index.html

Jafo
Reply #12 Thursday, April 1, 2010 6:35 PM

The idiot drivers will die next time.

They rarely learn a lesson from a near miss.

Xiandi
Reply #13 Thursday, April 1, 2010 7:29 PM

My guess, if he didn't believe in GOD before, then he is more than likely a rationalist and does not believe in GOD now...why should he? There are people who believe in GOD who die in car wrecks every day, so there is no empiric evidence to prove that one's belief or nonbelief makes them prone to missing death by car wreck. Plain and simple, he got lucky -- and I'm sure he knows that. Quite frankly, I'm sure he's more apt to believe in traveling at a lower speed and paying more attention to the road right now, than he is apt to believe in GOD.



Now, I know, being as I am a former believer, that pictures like these are strong faith affirming sorts of things to those who believe. Perhaps you don't understand how someone who doesn't believe can persist in their disbelief after seeing such a faith affirming picture. All I can say is, there are pretty believable pictures of Santa Claus on the internet, (plus there's that tracking site on the internet to give more "proof" to the evidence of there being a Santa Claus), but would those things change your disbelief in Santa Claus?



Also, who is to say that the GOD who, hypothetically gave the driver of the truck a second chance, is the one you believe in? Who is to say it's the Biblical GOD/(G_d), or Zeus, or Thor, or Guan-Yu, or the Flying Spaghetti monster? (You're an atheist, too...you just deny one less god than I do.)

I don't understand why you feel the need to go on a anti-God rant every time His name is even mentioned... You don't see anyone who believes in Him ranting evey time you post something. Enough already.

Jafo
Reply #14 Thursday, April 1, 2010 7:40 PM

I don't understand why you feel the need to go on a anti-God rant every time His name is even mentioned... You don't see anyone who believes in Him ranting evey time you post something. Enough already.

"former believers" are like "former smokers" ....they should be rounded up and euthanased....

starkers
Reply #15 Thursday, April 1, 2010 7:45 PM

Whether God was or was not involved, you gotta believe that....

he/she is still wetting the bed every night.

... and now sleeps with Depends.

k10w3
Reply #16 Thursday, April 1, 2010 7:45 PM

Xiandi

I don't understand why you feel the need to go on a anti-God rant every time His name is even mentioned... You don't see anyone who believes in Him ranting evey time you post something. Enough already.


Well let me explain it to you then.  I feel the need to go on a rationalist rant because GOD (not necessarily "His name") was attributed to a story that originally was completely secular (as I believe this website should be, otherwise it risks stepping on the toes of those who DON'T believe whatever religion is being shown favoritism in that particular post).  I believe in equal time, AND the question was asked at the end of the post "If this guy didn't believe in GOD before, do you suppose he believes now?" As a nonbeliever I felt I was very appropriate that I answer the question.

As for not seeing anyone who believes in Him ranting when I post something, I guess ironically you've posted just that -- a rant against my posting.

It doesn't matter anyway.  I had decided to cease posting, and even considered bailing on WC, altogether - if you'll check this thread was my first post in over a month, aside from the one response of my gratitude for the condolences my friends here posted in regards to my sister's untimely passing.  Right now I don't even know why I would have second guessed myself on that -- guess I was just feeling a bit lonely.  Thanks for fixing that for me, Xiandi.  Have a nice day.

Xiandi
Reply #17 Thursday, April 1, 2010 7:53 PM

As for not seeing anyone who believes in Him ranting when I post something, I guess ironically you've posted just that -- a rant against my posting.
2 1/2 sentences was a rant? Hardly. You have not seen me rant, lol.

DrJBHL
Reply #18 Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:22 PM

Enough with religion. Please.

We are family. Please let's support and care for each other.

That's straight out of Ed's mouth....he deplores posts on religion.

Me too.

Happy Passover. Happy Easter.

RedneckDude
Reply #19 Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:55 PM

"former believers" are like "former smokers" ....they should be rounded up and euthanased....

Hey! I'm a former smoker, and damn proud of it! 

sydneysiders
Reply #20 Thursday, April 1, 2010 9:06 PM

Gee Wiz   

 

yeah...  

 

As for not seeing anyone who believes in Him ranting when I post something, I guess ironically you've posted just that -- a rant against my posting.

 

No....just pointing out that we get tired of listenting to you try and struggle with your issues...

we get it...you have a lot of issues....in a number of areas....

just try to put a lid on it sometimes....so it doesn't end up...    

or perhaps....Joe User might be the place...

 

Enough already.

yep..

 

That's straight out of Ed's mouth....he deplores posts on religion.

Me too.

 

add politics to that too....anything more than small doses....belongs on an appropriate forum....it never ends up pretty...

 

Happy Passover. Happy Easter.

 

hey...its a win win situation....those who don't believe...still get Hot Cross Buns and a glut of chocolate....

 

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