"A church is the only organization
that exists primarily for the benefit of non_members." _C.S. Lewis
"I like their Christ, I don't like
their Christians." -Mahatama Gandi
"I will believe in the redeemer when
the Christian looks a little more redeemed." -Friedrich Nietzshe
Isn't it amazing how on a evening
with a full moon, the sky is lit up and you can see a lot because of the light
from the moon. The moon, of course, doesn't produce any light, it simply
reflects the light from the sun.
What if the moon were to someday say, "Sun, I don't need you any more. I'm
going to go out on my own." The moon would just be a rock. Nothing more. We are
who we are, because of Christ's light in us.
TOPIC: Who God Is
(An "Expert's" Opinion)~~
(Sharing her opinion about life after death) "everyone is at peace and happy,
and they all hop around from cloud to cloud. In heaven you can see your
grandparents and everyone you loved once again. And an old man with a long white
beard wanders around, that's God." -Britney Spears, Cinema Magazine
and the last one . . .
to Do the Job Alone~~
National Health Insurance, Inc.
PO Box 2000
New York, NY 12276
I am writing in response to your request for additional information. In block
number 3 of the accident report form, I put "trying to do the job alone" as the
cause of my accident. You said in your letter that I should explain more fully,
and I trust that the following details will be sufficient.
I am a bricklayer by trade. On the date of the accident I was working alone
on the roof of a new 6_story building. When I completed my work, I discovered
that I had about 500 pounds of brick left over. Rather than carry the bricks
down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley, which
fortunately was attached to the side of the building, at the sixth floor.
Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel
out, and loaded the brick into it. Then I went back to the ground and untied the
rope, holding it tightly to insure a slow descent of the 500 pounds of brick.
You will note in block number 11 of the accident report that I weigh 135
Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my
presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded
at a rather rapid rate up the side of the building.
In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming down. This
explains the fractured skull and broken collarbone. Slowed only slightly, I
continued my rapid ascent not stopping until the fingers of my right hand were
two knuckles deep into the pulley.
Fortunately, by this time I had regained my presence of mind and was able to
hold tightly to the rope in spite of my pain.
At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the ground
__ and the bottom fell out of the barrel. Devoid of the weight of the bricks,
the barrel now weighed approximately 50 pounds.
I refer you again to my weight in block number 11. As you might imagine, I
began a rapid descent down the side of the building.
In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming up. This accounts
for the two fractured ankles and the lacerations of my legs and lower body. The
encounter with the barrel slowed me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell
onto the pile of bricks, and, fortunately, only 3 vertebrae were cracked.
I'm sorry to report, however, that as I lay there on the bricks, in pain,
unable to stand, and watching the empty barrel 6 stories above me __ I again
lost my presence of mind, and I let go of the rope. The empty barrel weighed
more than the rope as it came back down on me and broke both my legs.
I hope I have furnished the information you require as to how the accident
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