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God Amputates a Leg
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:18:54 PM »
Old News but I hadn't seen it.


New York man crushed by giant crucifix has leg amputated
https://www.yahoo.com/news/blogs/sideshow/york-man-crushed-giant-crucifix-leg-amputated-191700439.html?ref=gs

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A deeply religious man in upstate New York who believes a church's giant crucifix cured his wife of cancer had his own leg amputated after the same crucifix collapsed on top of him.

CBS New York reports that the accident occurred when 45-year-old David Jimenez was cleaning the 600-pound crucifix, which was allegedly held up by a single screw. Jimenez has been a frequent visitor to the Church of St. Patrick in Newburgh, N.Y., where he made regular stops to pray for his wife, who is now cancer-free.

"The screw is useless. It supported no anchoring system," said Jimenez's attorney Kevin Kitson. "David attributed the cure to his devotion to that cross."

Kitson told the Digital Journal that Jimenez is planning to sue the church for $3 million after losing his leg, because he will not be able to return to his job at a pizza restaurant. The church has reportedly raised about $7,000 for Jimenez's recovery effort so far.

Kitson said the legal liability should reside with the church for "telling someone to go forward with an action and causing this accident."

I see Yahweh hasn't taken a day off from being an a$$hole...
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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 09:50:55 PM »
God giveth and God takest away.
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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 02:45:51 AM »
But Job....
some skepisms,
1. "I have not seen God. I have felt the invisible presence"
2. What if there is a rock in the middle of a road, a blind person is speeding towards it, ...they say that they can't see it.   Would you recommend him to keep speeding?

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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 01:17:58 PM »
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A deeply religious man in upstate New York who believes a church's giant crucifix cured his wife of cancer had his own leg amputated after the same crucifix collapsed on top of him.

Poor guy - what tragic irony.
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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 06:16:37 PM »
Thread title is god taking credit for things humans do.................again.  ;)

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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 02:53:42 PM »
"I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?"

I always think of this 1 Corinthians passage whenever I hear that a congregation member is suing another member or their church.  If they truly believe their book, they'll be willing to risk suffering and handle the situation within the church, trusting that their God will provide the right solution.  But so often that doesn't happen - when the rubber meets the road, they turn to the secular justice system, knowing that if they don't, they'll get screwed.

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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 07:21:13 AM »
The only way the guy will get his millions is if the church has insurance?

I would think insurance would be unnecessary for a church.
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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2016, 07:26:34 AM »
God has to be in heaven having a good chuckle after that one.  I can see Him sitting around with angels, Elvis, and that chick purple haired TV preaching nut who died recently, and saying, "Hey, hold My beer and watch this".
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2016, 08:24:06 PM »
Step aside God and leave it to science!!


Regenerating limbs that have been cut off as we all know is way to much for God to handle, So we leave it comic book heroes and a handful of primitive animals.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3729455/Could-humans-regrow-limbs-Genetic-switches-regenerating-tissue-traced-420-million-years.html







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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2016, 09:24:09 AM »
Step aside God and leave it to science!!


Regenerating limbs that have been cut off as we all know is way to much for God to handle, So we leave it comic book heroes and a handful of primitive animals.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3729455/Could-humans-regrow-limbs-Genetic-switches-regenerating-tissue-traced-420-million-years.html

Now that begs the question; if god created nature he created the genes in these animals to teach us how to regenerate limbs?  That would be theist path of logic.  Here's mine.  The fear of losing a limb keeps us safe.  It intensifies our awareness.  There are many things I will not do or I am very careful while doing such as, running my lawn mower or chain saw, that I feel a more intense awareness of what I am doing.  That's how we get to adrenaline junky, IMO.

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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2016, 12:48:39 PM »
If everything is God's will and/or preordained....why sue the Church? Obviously, this man's leg was the price God collected for answering his prayers to save his wife from cancer.

You'd think the man would show a little gratitude if he were a True ChristianTM. But no, in this case it's "Fuck You for taking my leg!" And so, since he can't sue God directly...he sues his agents.

Knee deep in the throes of hypocrisy, this one is. 

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We hear stories all the time of miraculous divine intervention as a means to coming to Jesus. How much you wanna bet he becomes agnostic after all this?
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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 01:40:40 PM »
If everything is God's will and/or preordained....why sue the Church? Obviously, this man's leg was the price God collected for answering his prayers to save his wife from cancer.

You'd think the man would show a little gratitude if he were a True ChristianTM. But no, in this case it's "Fuck You for taking my leg!" And so, since he can't sue God directly...he sues his agents.

Knee deep in the throes of hypocrisy, this one is. 

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We hear stories all the time of miraculous divine intervention as a means to coming to Jesus. How much you wanna bet he becomes agnostic after all this?

You're hitting on a good point.  It's easy to be a believer when things are rosy.  It makes me think of the boxer that's a true optimist, until he meets a Mike Tyson in his heyday.  As Tyson once said, "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."  I'm sure there were a lot of boxers who thought "Well if I just go 7 rounds with Tyson, I'll wear him out."  Then Tyson rocks him in the face with an uppercut in round 1 and they're in a daze.  Same thing with religion - everything is going great, I love God, etc., then you're paralyzed from the waist down in an accident.  You can talk about Job all you want - until it happens to you.  Do you have faith at that point if you can never walk again, your hospital bills are through the roof, you don't have long term health care and you're in financial ruin, your spouse leaves you for someone else that can still have sex, etc.  What happens then?  Overwhelming depression - likely not solved by a God.

Speaking of Tyson, I once had a religious friend who argued that he would fight Mike Tyson for 1 round for $1 million.  This was in 1988, 3 months after he beat Michael Spinks in 90 seconds.  I had told him "Would you fight Tyson for $1 million? You'd have to go 1 round, and survive the round."  He argued "I'd just run around the ring for three minutes."  This tells you how stupid people can be - it didn't occur to him that Tyson would corner him, knock him unconscious or dead, and he wouldn't get through the round.

Everyone has a plan...until they get punched in the mouth.

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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2016, 12:48:53 PM »
If everything is God's will and/or preordained....why sue the Church?
The litigation is god's will.  The $3 million lawsuit is what is preordained.

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Obviously, this man's leg was the price God collected for answering his prayers to save his wife from cancer.
Nope - the leg was avenue of choice for god to provide this man and his family with $3 million.

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You'd think the man would show a little gratitude if he were a True ChristianTM.
This is his gratitude.  He is doing precisely what god wants him to do - to be litigating for monetary damages.  Why else would god have dropped the statue on his leg?

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But no, in this case it's "Fuck You for taking my leg!" And so, since he can't sue God directly...he sues his agents.
Nope, the leg was the sign from god to move this gentleman into action to get the $3 million that god wants him to have.

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Knee deep in the throes of hypocrisy, this one is.
No he's just reading the signs more right than you and the church are.

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Edit to add.

We hear stories all the time of miraculous divine intervention as a means to coming to Jesus. How much you wanna bet he becomes agnostic after all this?
Depends on whether or not he wins the lawsuit I would guess.
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Re: God Amputates a Leg
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2018, 12:45:09 AM »
If everything is God's will and/or preordained....why sue the Church? Obviously, this man's leg was the price God collected for answering his prayers to save his wife from cancer.

You'd think the man would show a little gratitude if he were a True ChristianTM. But no, in this case it's "Fuck You for taking my leg!" And so, since he can't sue God directly...he sues his agents.

Knee deep in the throes of hypocrisy, this one is. 

Edit to add.

We hear stories all the time of miraculous divine intervention as a means to coming to Jesus. How much you wanna bet he becomes agnostic after all this?

You're hitting on a good point.  It's easy to be a believer when things are rosy.  It makes me think of the boxer that's a true optimist, until he meets a Mike Tyson in his heyday.  As Tyson once said, "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."  I'm sure there were a lot of boxers who thought "Well if I just go 7 rounds with Tyson, I'll wear him out."  Then Tyson rocks him in the face with an uppercut in round 1 and they're in a daze.  Same thing with religion - everything is going great, I love God, etc., then you're paralyzed from the waist down in an accident.  You can talk about Job all you want - until it happens to you.  Do you have faith at that point if you can never walk again, your hospital bills are through the roof, you don't have long term health care and you're in financial ruin, your spouse leaves you for someone else that can still have sex, etc.  What happens then?  Overwhelming depression - likely not solved by a God.

Speaking of Tyson, I once had a religious friend who argued that he would fight Mike Tyson for 1 round for $1 million.  This was in 1988, 3 months after he beat Michael Spinks in 90 seconds.  I had told him "Would you fight Tyson for $1 million? You'd have to go 1 round, and survive the round."  He argued "I'd just run around the ring for three minutes."  This tells you how stupid people can be - it didn't occur to him that Tyson would corner him, knock him unconscious or dead, and he wouldn't get through the round.

Everyone has a plan...until they get punched in the mouth.
As a Tyson fan.... I concur!