So telling of many who claim to not believe in God

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    This is an expert from the Bill O'Reilly show where he interviewed one of the passengers from the <a href="http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--jetblue-kennedy0922sep22,0,5963944.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork" target=_blank">JetBlue Emergency Landing</a> the other day at LAX.

    Like so many people who swear they don't believe in God - when death is staring them in the face, God is the first person they cry out to:

    <i>A life-and-death drama played out on live television Wednesday evening, when JetBlue flight 292 was forced to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles. Passenger Stacey Wechsler spoke about her own reaction as the plane prepared to touch down. "I had my grandpa's Navy ring in one hand, and a St. Christopher's medal in the other hand. I was in a crash position and <b>I must have promised God everything.</b> And when we touched down, it was like being at a football game - everyone was cheering and clapping. The pilot was amazing." </i>

    If you watched Bill's show she elaborated more saying about how she was making all kinds of deals w/ God... and that she never professed before that inncident to even believe in him...

    What say you, the self-serving Atheists on USMB? :)
     
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    This is similar to what converted Cat Stevens to Islam. He had a near death experience and made a deal with God that he would devote himself if he survived.

    I liked him better when he was just a bad folksinger.
     
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    Yeah - it's just too bad Islam is the wrong path to God...
     
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    I'm not an atheist, but just because she wasn't really an atheist doesn't mean the same is true about everyone else...I bet it's less that she was an atheist, and more that she was a lazy Christian.
     
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    [darin's editorial]Too bad he picked the wrong 'path'. :( God's getting jipped![/editorial]
     
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    lol :) I shouldn't have left open for several minutes my reply screen w/o checking the replies. :)
     
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    And i imagine you have some irrefutable proof that backs that one up? :rolleyes:
     
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    I say this: how many tens of thousands of people
    have gone down to fiery death in airplanes, vainly
    praying for deliverance?

    For that matter, how many hundreds of millions
    have died in countless other catastrophies,
    whose prayers went unanswered?
     
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    If one has to have their religion 'proven' to them, their belief is useless. ;)
     
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    People will say or do almost anything to save their lives.
     

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