1 – This happened over a year ago and I remember reading about it back then, but the verdict came down last week.
From the AP.
This interested me for a few reasons.
– a mother and father, among others, prayed around young Kara while she lay on the ground dying. She did. It was only then that someone had the bright idea to call 911
– it happened in a town I recently lived in.
– I have a heart and it bleeds when I read stories like these.
I want to rant. I won’t. I’ll just tell an anecdote I heard once…
A man lived by the river. He heard a radio report that the river was gonna rush up and flood the town. That all the residents should evacuate their homes.
But the man said, “I’m religious. I pray. God loves me. God will save me.”
The waters rose up, a man in a boat came by and shouted, “Hey, hey you! You in there! The town is flooding. Let me take you to safety”.
But the man shouted back, “I’m religious. I pray. God loves me. God will save me”.
A helicopter was hovering over head and a guy with a megaphone shouted, “Hey you, you down there. The town is flooding. Let me drop this ladder and take you to safety”.
But the man shouted back that he was religious, that he prayed, that god loved him and god would take him to safety.
Well, the man drowned.
So he’s standing at the gates of St. Peter and he demands an audience with god.
“Lord,” he says, “I’m a religious man. I pray. I thought you loved me. Why did this happen?”
God said, “I sent you a radio report, a helicopter and a guy in a boat. What the hell are you doing here?”