Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31

Thread: Another rescue!

  1. #1
    Gold
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    9,445
    Post Thanks / Like

  2. #2
    Regular
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    27
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    How long can you live without water - Did some research and apparently a human can go between 8 and 14 days without water depending on certain circumstances.

    Would you not agree that this girl's and others survival has a lot to with

    1- God's help and the human desire and will to survive.

    2- And being beneath all the rubble and debris, the dehydration process slows down incredibly due to lack of movement.

  3. #3
    Rest in peace Amigo!
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    2,437
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The Clear Enigma View Post
    How long can you live without water - Did some research and apparently a human can go between 8 and 14 days without water depending on certain circumstances.

    Would you not agree that this girl's and others survival has a lot to with

    1- God's help and the human desire and will to survive.

    2- And being beneath all the rubble and debris, the dehydration process slows down incredibly due to lack of movement.
    Irrelevant in this case apparently (at least point #2)...

    According to the news I watched this morning this young teenager was trapped, relatively unhurt, in a bathroom of her destroyed house and had access to water.

    Unless the news is wrong...

    Gregg

  4. #4
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    16,581
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Fantastic news. God bless the rescure workers and the Haitian people.

  5. #5
    Silver
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    3,377
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I was always told that on average a human could survive;

    3 minutes without oxygen
    3 days without water
    3 months without food

    As for point 1 - yes I agree humans survive some incredible ordeals especially when confronted with the alternative.

    God's help? Maybe so - perhaps he is feeling guilty.
    Maybe this is the same god that caused/sanctioned this disaster?
    .After all, it has his prints all over it - definitely on the biblical side, but more Old Testament than New.

    A truly sad effect of this disaster is that a lot of Haitians blame themselves.They beleive that God was punishing them for their wickedness.
    On average they are some of the least wicked people I have met.

    Taking advantage of this sad effect are (according to a previous link) evangelist ministers making hay while the sun shines and finding new followers by the tent-load.

    For me, this will be one of the most damaging long term effects.

  6. #6
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    16,581
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pedrochemical View Post
    I was always told that on average a human could survive;

    3 minutes without oxygen
    3 days without water
    3 months without food

    As for point 1 - yes I agree humans survive some incredible ordeals especially when confronted with the alternative.

    God's help? Maybe so - perhaps he is feeling guilty.
    Maybe this is the same god that caused/sanctioned this disaster?
    .After all, it has his prints all over it - definitely on the biblical side, but more Old Testament than New.

    A truly sad effect of this disaster is that a lot of Haitians blame themselves.They beleive that God was punishing them for their wickedness.
    On average they are some of the least wicked people I have met.

    Taking advantage of this sad effect are (according to a previous link) evangelist ministers making hay while the sun shines and finding new followers by the tent-load.

    For me, this will be one of the most damaging long term effects.
    I say "God Bless...." and you immediately start preaching - why don't we stick to the topic at hand?

  7. #7
    Silver
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    3,377
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    actually we were writing at the same time. I had not read your post when I wrote mine.
    And I answered his numbered questions - the topic at hand.


    I can see how you might be quite sensitive about this, but Chip, it is not always about you.

  8. #8
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    10,688
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pedrochemical View Post
    I was always told that on average a human could survive;

    3 minutes without oxygen
    3 days without water
    3 months without food

    As for point 1 - yes I agree humans survive some incredible ordeals especially when confronted with the alternative.

    God's help? Maybe so - perhaps he is feeling guilty.
    Maybe this is the same god that caused/sanctioned this disaster?
    .After all, it has his prints all over it - definitely on the biblical side, but more Old Testament than New.

    A truly sad effect of this disaster is that a lot of Haitians blame themselves.They beleive that God was punishing them for their wickedness.
    On average they are some of the least wicked people I have met.

    Taking advantage of this sad effect are (according to a previous link) evangelist ministers making hay while the sun shines and finding new followers by the tent-load.

    For me, this will be one of the most damaging long term effects.
    The most famous one of the preachers Pat Robertson said that Haiti is to blame for this catastrophe because according to him the Haitians made a pact with the devil in order to get rid of the French. He must be smoking some good stuff to state this kind of BS.

  9. #9
    Silver
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    3,377
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frank recktenwald View Post
    The most famous one of the preachers Pat Robertson said that Haiti is to blame for this catastrophe because according to him the Haitians made a pact with the devil in order to get rid of the French. He must be smoking some good stuff to state this kind of BS.

    The problems run really deep in Haiti.

    It is a superstitious place at the best of times what with VouDou and Christianity, but what makes it worse is the beleif that God will protect them.

    Does anybody remember this?

    BBC NEWS | Americas | 'All we could use was our hands'

    The school was built and extended by a Priest, illegally.
    He had the arrogance to ignore best practice and placed his faith not in rebar (and the safety of his students) but in God.
    While these terrible people manage to convince Haitians that God's will has a bearing on whether someone lives or dies, nobody will take responsibility for their own lives or anybody else's.

    It is very destructive.

    Shameful exploitation, in my opinion.

  10. #10
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    16,581
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pedrochemical View Post
    actually we were writing at the same time. I had not read your post when I wrote mine.
    And I answered his numbered questions - the topic at hand.


    I can see how you might be quite sensitive about this, but Chip, it is not always about you.
    Actually, mine was almost an hour before your. Nonetheless, we have some good news that someone was saved and instead of being positive this thread looks like it's headed south.

    I only think it's fair that the prohibition of preaching be applied to all, believer, agnostic and atheist alike.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •