Woman killed on ride at Christian festival

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Woman killed on ride at Christian festival

Woman Falls to Death From Ride in Wis.

By Associated Press

OSHKOSH, Wis. - A woman attending a Christian festival died Saturday after plunging about 45 feet from a bungee-like amusement ride.

Workers at the Lifest 2007 event shut down the Air Glory ride after the accident, which occurred about 4:45 p.m. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. and the music festival resumed about 7:30 p.m.

The woman, whose name and age was not released by Oshkosh police, was pronounced dead at a local hospital several hours after the accident.

Lifest is an annual Christian music festival that also features rides and sports.

An announcement about the death was made from a stage just after 9:30 p.m. The music continued but with more mellow worship songs.

Oshkosh Police Sgt. Todd Wrage said few details were available Saturday night.

"What we do know, from the reports we've gotten, is that she apparently fell 40 to 50 feet," Wrage said.

The Air Glory ride is described as a ride whose mechanism is similar to bungee-jumping.

Brian Childers of Kenosha was in line for the ride and witnessed the fall.

Two people went up in the ride, and when they pulled the release Childers said he heard a snapping sound. One person fell and the other remained swinging in the ride, he said.

"(The person) hit the ground and she was not moving at all," Childers told the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper.

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So is God pissed at this particular group or is he not the Christian God? If it starts raining marinara sauce we all better accept the Flying Spaghetti Monster into our hearts! Eye-wink

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Just wait...she'll wake up

Just wait...she'll wake up in the mortuary or something like that Eye-wink


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Master Jedi Dan wrote: Just

Master Jedi Dan wrote:
Just wait...she'll wake up in the mortuary or something like that Eye-wink

that'd depend on the faith of the person who prayed over the corpse. 

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Someone dies and they don't

Someone dies and they don't shut the festival down? Hell I have been at festivals where too many people with blue hair show up and they shut them down.

 Let me guess nobody is going to get sued either...

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I'm not totally sure what

I'm not totally sure what the point of this thread is. Could someone clarify?

If you're insinuating that Christians getting killed in accidents somehow disproves the existence of God, then I'm going to have to laugh at you. All of us, Christians included, are most certainly bound to the law of gravity. Wink


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    Well the God could

    Well the God could have made sure the bungee didn't break or she landed on something soft to break her fall, i mean this god has made many miracles when it is convient, and unable to prove, why not save it's followers. Maybe she didn't pray correctly, believe enough, followed the wrong interpretation, wrong church etc etc etc


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latincanuck wrote: Well

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Well the God could have made sure the bungee didn't break or she landed on something soft to break her fall, i mean this god has made many miracles when it is convient, and unable to prove, why not save it's followers. Maybe she didn't pray correctly, believe enough, followed the wrong interpretation, wrong church etc etc etc

Why would he have made sure that the cord didn't break?  Why is he obligated to do something like that?  The laws of physics and chance apply whether it's a Christian, an atheist, a Buddhist, or whatever kind of person that rides the ride.  The woman accepted the risk just like any other person would have, and unfortunately a freak accident occured.  

There seems to be this misconception that Christians somehow defy the laws of existence on earth when they decide to follow God, yet I see no rational explanation for this.  Last I checked, 10 out of 10 people die, regardless of something as arbitrary as belief.   


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    There is absolutely

    There is absolutely no misconception, God supposedly performs miracles, incase you haven't read the bible yet, or head so many miracles, I mean he can stop the sun from moving for 24 hours, then there is the whole fatima thing, you know rain, then sun and the mud dried up nearly instantly. I never said christians defy the laws of physics by any means, however God can do it, so why didn't he do it to save the life of a follower, doesn't god care and love his followers? (remeber take this with some tongue in cheek)


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latincanuck wrote:

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There is absolutely no misconception, God supposedly performs miracles, incase you haven't read the bible yet, or head so many miracles, I mean he can stop the sun from moving for 24 hours, then there is the whole fatima thing, you know rain, then sun and the mud dried up nearly instantly. I never said christians defy the laws of physics by any means, however God can do it, so why didn't he do it to save the life of a follower, doesn't god care and love his followers? (remeber take this with some tongue in cheek)

Yes, I'm familiar with the Bible, but I'm skeptical of the miracles contained therein, as well as the supposed miracles of our modern time.  I've never seen a miracle, or the need for a miracle for that matter, so I guess it's just not something that I look for. 

I do believe that God loves and cares about his followers, but like I said, 10 out of 10 people die, so it would seem that love really doesn't have much to do with the nature of death.  Some just go out in more embarrassing ways than others.     

 In related news, did you hear about that girl that got her feet chopped off on a ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom?  She must have really pissed God off.  The only thing worse than dying on an amusement park ride in my opinion would be to have your feet chopped off on one.  Remind me to never go to her church.  


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But Six Flags isn't a

But Six Flags isn't a Christian theme park!


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MattShizzle wrote: But Six

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But Six Flags isn't a Christian theme park!

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW. 


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Now that I think about it,

Now that I think about it, of course Six Flags isn't a Christian theme park.  SIX Flags.  Duh. 

 I think I'm going to start my own Christian theme park.  I'll call it Seven Flags.  Aaah, God is smiling.  


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Maybe I should start 666

Maybe I should start 666 flags, and make it a theme park MOCKING Christianity! Anyone here who'd want to come? :ROTF:

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Featured rides could

Featured rides could be:

The Luciferian Descent (free-fall type ride)

Waterfall From Grace (log ride)

The Wheel of Confusion (ferris wheel)

The Spiral of Doubt (like the gravity wheel)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (carousel)

The River of Blood (like those simulated lazy rivers)

 

 

Other family-oriented attractions:

The Guillotine Photo Booth (like the fake stockade)

The Marriage Supper of the Goat (snack bar) 

The Lillypad Game (frogs...plagues...lol)

The False Prophet (fortune teller)

The Number of the Beast (weight guessing)

 

And of course the hand stamps would be a big red 666.   

 


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MattShizzle wrote: Maybe I

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Maybe I should start 666 flags, and make it a theme park MOCKING Christianity! Anyone here who'd want to come? :ROTF:

ROFL!! I'll come Laughing out loud

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I always find it amusing

I always find it amusing that many theists , thank god for all good things , but fail to see him as to blame for bad things....

 

its ......interesting..


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jmm wrote: Featured rides

jmm wrote:

Featured rides could be:

The Luciferian Descent (free-fall type ride)

Waterfall From Grace (log ride)

The Wheel of Confusion (ferris wheel)

The Spiral of Doubt (like the gravity wheel)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (carousel)

The River of Blood (like those simulated lazy rivers)

 

 

Other family-oriented attractions:

The Guillotine Photo Booth (like the fake stockade)

The Marriage Supper of the Goat (snack bar)

The Lillypad Game (frogs...plagues...lol)

The False Prophet (fortune teller)

The Number of the Beast (weight guessing)

 

And of course the hand stamps would be a big red 666.

I do love it when a theist has a great sense of humor!

Those are hysterical. Thanks for the chuckle.

(However, I will not be participating in The Number of the Beast. Smiling )

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What about a game sort of

What about a game sort of like pin the tail on the donkey - pin Jesus on the cross! Evil


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Susan wrote: jmm

Susan wrote:
jmm wrote:

Featured rides could be:

The Luciferian Descent (free-fall type ride)

Waterfall From Grace (log ride)

The Wheel of Confusion (ferris wheel)

The Spiral of Doubt (like the gravity wheel)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (carousel)

The River of Blood (like those simulated lazy rivers)

 

 

Other family-oriented attractions:

The Guillotine Photo Booth (like the fake stockade)

The Marriage Supper of the Goat (snack bar)

The Lillypad Game (frogs...plagues...lol)

The False Prophet (fortune teller)

The Number of the Beast (weight guessing)

 

And of course the hand stamps would be a big red 666.

I do love it when a theist has a great sense of humor!

Those are hysterical. Thanks for the chuckle.

(However, I will not be participating in The Number of the Beast. Smiling )

When you have to defend beliefs as irrational as mine on a daily basis, a sense of humor is vital.