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    Man swept out to sea during baptism at Santa Barbara County park

    I hate to laugh at someone being killed, but this is just too funny:

    A 43-year-old man was swept out to sea Sunday during a baptism ceremony at a coastal park in northern Santa Barbara County.

    Two other people were also dragged into the ocean but returned to shore during the early morning service at Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve. But an extensive search by emergency teams failed to find the missing man by nightfall...
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,2458234.story

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    Preacher dusts off hands, "Well, I guess that takes care of that, eh?"

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    Here's the post I started at "the old place" before realizing FRDB is not long for this world:

    So tell me, what exactly happened here?

    - God couldn't wait to call him home as soon as he was baptized?
    - He wasn't sincere in his faith, so God punished him?
    - The devil did it when God looked away?
    - God works in mysterious ways?

    Really curious as to how the religious would justify this?

    Of course, had he been swept away and rescued by the coast guard, it would have been a .... "miracle".......

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    Quote Originally Posted by braces_for_impact View Post
    Preacher dusts off hands, "Well, I guess that takes care of that, eh?"
    Then turns to the congregation: Next?

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    Sounds like a rip current. If I'm right about that, then the church was negligent for not warning people about rip currents.

    When people get caught in those, their instinct is to swim towards the shore, but a human isn't strong enough to swim against one of those currents, so they just exhaust and then get swept out to sea where they drown. If you ever get caught in one, remember to swim parallel to the shore (to get out of the rip tide), and once you're out of the current, then swim towards the shore.

    This concludes today's safety tip.

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    Jeebus didn't save him??? Sounds like a clear breach of contract by our lord and savior. I'd sue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NobleSavage View Post
    I hate to laugh at someone being killed, but this is just too funny:



    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,2458234.story
    To Christians, this may have been the best way to go.

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    One of God's little jokes. What a prankster.

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    Why didn't he just walk back?
    I'll bet the life insurance doesn't pay out if you die while being saved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TV and credit cards View Post
    Why didn't he just walk back?
    I'll bet the life insurance doesn't pay out if you die while being saved.
    That's OK he's got post life assurance

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