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Man made floods ...

by Bill Osler / October 29, 2005 12:46 PM PDT

A while back I saw a link to the site www.damninteresting.com

There are some articles there about flooding from industrial accidents:

Beer Flood

Molasses Flood

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I wonder who got stuck washing dishes that day.
by Kiddpeat / October 29, 2005 1:17 PM PDT
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And if this was thought to be true
by Steven Haninger / October 29, 2005 10:45 PM PDT
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'' but the entire event was determined to be an ?Act of God? by the judge and jury''

Why didn't anyone try to sue Him.:)
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(NT) (NT) How would you deliver the subpoena ?
by duckman / October 29, 2005 11:12 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) With the greatest display of humility possible.
by Steven Haninger / October 30, 2005 12:28 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Ever hear of "The Wrath of GOD"?
by duckman / October 30, 2005 12:49 AM PDT
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Yep, but
by Steven Haninger / October 30, 2005 1:25 AM PDT

man is more to be feared and invented "negative incentives". God works through positive ones. We get to choose whether to obey God's will because of love or fear but God gets to choose who gets what's promised and why. Tyrants rule by creating fear. He who obeys mostly out of fear is not doing as God wishes, IMHO.

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The Wrath of God is meant to be a warning. We need to try
by Kiddpeat / October 30, 2005 5:19 AM PST
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to escape His wrath. It is true that God wants us to respond to His love, but, if we persist in sin, the fear of His wrath may sober us up. Thus, even His wrath is motivated in part by love. It is also a true reflection of the horrendous nature of sin. That is a viewpoint that we usually do not have.

I suggest that perhaps the person who obeys out of fear is better off than the person who does not obey at all. God, at the very least, has the fearful person's attention, and can work with them to bring them into a loving relationship with Him.

Jesus, on occasion, found it appropriate to warn about God's wrath and to fear it. Do you remember what He said to those who impugned the integrity of the Holy Spirit? That sin will never be forgiven.

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Agreed; out of fear or short-term incentives.
by drpruner / October 31, 2005 3:19 AM PST
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Ch. 1 & 2 of Job lay this out nicely. Do we have the integrity to serve Jehovah even when things are going badly? Job did; Adam didn't; Jesus did.

Job's our imperfect human model; Jesus' perfect human example 'cancels' Adam's failure. (The "ransom" that Jesus mentioned as his raison d'etre. Perfect man for perfect man.)

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Thought that was "Khan;"
by drpruner / October 31, 2005 3:22 AM PST

Spock died for our sins?

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(NT) (NT) The law hadn't progressed to where it is today.
by Kiddpeat / October 30, 2005 5:08 AM PST
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Didn't they do just that on Ally McBeal?
by drpruner / October 31, 2005 3:21 AM PST

Seriously, it is (as you probably know) an insurance term; a 'no-fault' thing. We JW's joke about it all the time: 'My atheist insurance agent gave me a check for an "act of God."' Happy

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Can you imagine the legal problems created
by Steven Haninger / October 31, 2005 3:44 AM PST

if our government ever decided to declare the existance/non-existance of God to be irrelevant to lawmaking with all the legal documents written to include/exclude acts allegedly perpetrated by Him? .;)

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(NT) (NT) The world would come to an end? :-)
by drpruner / October 31, 2005 3:59 AM PST
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Talking of floods............
by Mac McMullen / October 30, 2005 1:20 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Sacramento!! That's where Ahnold lives!!
by drpruner / October 31, 2005 3:23 AM PST
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if "molasses" is that black, syrupy, tarry stuff
by jonah jones / October 30, 2005 1:23 AM PDT
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that has to one SCARY flood!

i admit to getting "goose bumps" when i read the article...

jonah "never knew my sweet tooth might kill me one day" jones


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(NT) (NT) Yes, there sometimes is too much of a good thing.
by Kiddpeat / October 30, 2005 5:21 AM PST
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Thanks for the link.
by drpruner / October 31, 2005 3:24 AM PST
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I knew about Molasses, but not about Beer.

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