Sunday, June 7, 2009

There are no atheist in foxholes

 


There is a saying that states there are no atheist in foxholes, meaning that when facing death one clings to their faith in God. Last week my heart broke for all those poor people who lost their lives in the Air France crash! Can you imagine what went through their heads during those last few minutes of their lives? Even if the final blow lasted only minutes, minutes can seem like hours when your are in pain. Try holding your hand over an open flame and see how long you can take it. I just pray that it was fast and painless. Wouldn't want to survive the crash , only to land up shark food floating the Atlantic! Still, my prayers and love goes to them and their families.
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6 comments:

Makarios said...

I don't know where you're from so this might not compute - exactly - anyhow, there was a sitcom called Seinfeld, one of the characters, Elaine came in from a date with her hair all in disaray and says to another character, "We were making out like our plane was going down."

They showed that episode shortly after 9/11. I thought of how idiotic that was then and again now when Air France went down.

When one's plane is going down the last thing you're likely to do is start "making out."

Yoga Gal said...

So true Makarios, been on a many rocky air flight in many a lightening storm and I prayed like a peasant!

panet said...

There are plenty of atheists in foxholes, crashing planes and nursing homes. If you pray, you are not an atheist. I've been in a collapsing building. I know whereof I speak - I thought that death was about to happen and as time "expanded" (a neurological explanation exists) I was busy trying to figure out how to make it painless for my then 2 year old. I wasn't yakking to an Invisible Cloud Buddy. While it may bring comfort to some to do so, it is the distraction aspect that is at play. Of course, had I died I would not be here to tell you that the thought of momentary death did not change me from an atheist to a believer.

Carl said...

An inspiring story of an atheist hero:

http://www.americanhumanist.org/who_we_are/about_humanism/I_Was_an_Atheist_in_a_Foxhole

Whitney said...

Saying that there "are no atheists in foxholes" is offensive towards all the atheist men and women who put their lives on the line in service to the USA.

Being in a bad situation isn't going to make someone suddenly believe in a god...that's just silly.

Reeta Skeeter said...

R.I.P.them...