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2013-06-01 01:12:20 PM  
So she found a piece of paper in a book in the town that she lives in. Cute but hardly a farking miracle.
 
2013-06-01 01:14:11 PM  

gaslight: So she found a piece of paper in a book in the town that she lives in. Cute but hardly a farking miracle.


Strange how "God's" "miracles" have become so mundane in the modern era.
 
2013-06-01 01:15:04 PM  
STFU Donny.
 
2013-06-01 02:03:59 PM  

kronicfeld: gaslight: So she found a piece of paper in a book in the town that she lives in. Cute but hardly a farking miracle.

Strange how "God's" "miracles" have become so mundane in the modern era.


Oh like you haven't slacked off for a millennium or two.
 
2013-06-01 02:11:29 PM  

gaslight: So she found a piece of paper in a book in the town that she lives in. Cute but hardly a farking miracle.


I'm not watching the POS video, but per TFA, it was a piece of paper that she had written 2000 miles away from where she found it decades ago.

Now, I'm not saying there was anything magical or whatever the hell, but if "miracle" qualifies as one-in-a-million odds, for example, then sure, it was a miracle, or more specifically a miraculous coincidence.

That said, stuff like this happens all the time, due to the sheer number of people in the world.
 
2013-06-01 03:15:06 PM  

Sid_6.7: gaslight: So she found a piece of paper in a book in the town that she lives in. Cute but hardly a farking miracle.

I'm not watching the POS video, but per TFA, it was a piece of paper that she had written 2000 miles away from where she found it decades ago.

Now, I'm not saying there was anything magical or whatever the hell, but if "miracle" qualifies as one-in-a-million odds, for example, then sure, it was a miracle, or more specifically a miraculous coincidence.

That said, stuff like this happens all the time, due to the sheer number of people in the world.


Something with a one in a million chance of happening in a given time should happen to about 7000 people worldwide in that same time. And thanks to the Internet, we hear about them all.
 
2013-06-01 03:28:01 PM  
Who the FARK compares two editions of the same version of the Bible?
 
2013-06-01 03:31:15 PM  

Sid_6.7: That said, stuff like this happens all the time, due to the sheer number of people in the world.


True enough. When you think of the number of essays children have written through the years, you have to expect something like this will happen every now and then.

I'm waiting for an essay I wrote about Hugh Hefner as a high school freshman to turn up in a vintage copy of "Breakfast of Champions" I buy simply because it's in good condition and marked at what I consider a good price.
 
2013-06-01 03:43:53 PM  

Jubeebee: Sid_6.7: gaslight: So she found a piece of paper in a book in the town that she lives in. Cute but hardly a farking miracle.

I'm not watching the POS video, but per TFA, it was a piece of paper that she had written 2000 miles away from where she found it decades ago.

Now, I'm not saying there was anything magical or whatever the hell, but if "miracle" qualifies as one-in-a-million odds, for example, then sure, it was a miracle, or more specifically a miraculous coincidence.

That said, stuff like this happens all the time, due to the sheer number of people in the world.

Something with a one in a million chance of happening in a given time should happen to about 7000 people worldwide in that same time. And thanks to the Internet, we hear about them all.


Not if she moved to San Clemente and donated a bunch of books a while ago, that scattered around the community and one ended up at this used book store. By her being there in the first place we can presume she reads a lot and probably accumulates and then purges big piles of em.
 
2013-06-01 04:00:36 PM  

naughtyrev: kronicfeld: gaslight: So she found a piece of paper in a book in the town that she lives in. Cute but hardly a farking miracle.

Strange how "God's" "miracles" have become so mundane in the modern era.

Oh like you haven't slacked off for a millennium or two.


THERE ARE RULES!!!
 
2013-06-01 04:32:49 PM  
FTFA: Slipped in between the pages was an essay that Shurtleff wrote 65 years ago to earn her merit badge for Girl Scouts, when she was living 2,000 miles away. It read in part, "Be kind to animals. Do not pick flowers. Don't walk on the grass." A cancer survivor, Shurtleff sees the discovery as a sign from above and has an idea of how she'll solve the mystery.

Not bad advice. Whatever gets you through the night is alright, as long as you're not hurting anybody else. And she's not. So...ok then.
 
2013-06-01 04:36:11 PM  

EvilEgg: Who the FARK compares two editions of the same version of the Bible?


TFA doesn't say its the same version, at least the print part. Lots of people like to have multiple Bibles of different kinds. Go to your local bookstore. See all those different versions with different emphases? They wouldn't have so many of them in stock if it didn't sell that well. Tons of formal and informal Bible study classes at churches and synagogues, plus classes at universities and all that.
 
2013-06-01 04:40:03 PM  

Jubeebee: Something with a one in a million chance of happening in a given time should happen to about 7000 people worldwide in that same time. And thanks to the Internet, we hear about them all.


i.imgur.com

Show us where the Internet touched you.
 
2013-06-01 05:44:27 PM  
The most likely explanation is that she had the paper the whole time, and either stuck it in there herself and forgot, or just wanted some attention.

After all, there's no way to demonstrate her claim that she acquired the paper in the way she claims.
 
2013-06-01 05:47:47 PM  
What are the odds she put it there herself and either forgot about it or just wanted to AW?
 
2013-06-01 05:49:03 PM  
What are the odds I neglected to refresh before posting?
 
2013-06-01 05:58:49 PM  

Krymson Tyde: What are the odds she put it there herself and either forgot about it or just wanted to AW?


I'm gonna go with about 99%.
 
2013-06-01 06:04:59 PM  
Nutjob forgets what she used as a bookmark. Film at 11.
 
2013-06-01 06:08:33 PM  
Fake.. Attention whore looking for attention. 

Thoguh: Krymson Tyde: What are the odds she put it there herself and either forgot about it or just wanted to AW?

I'm gonna go with about 99%.


This
 
2013-06-01 06:16:23 PM  

gaslight: So she found a piece of paper in a book in the town that she lives in. Cute but hardly a farking miracle.


A piece of paper that, allegedly, she wrote herself 2000 miles and 65 years away.  Yea, not a miracle, but not like you made it sound either.
 
2013-06-01 06:16:48 PM  
Occam's Razor: One must not needlessly multiply externalities.

Improbable coincidence: no externalities.
"God did it.": one externality.
 
2013-06-01 06:20:24 PM  

Secret Agent X23: Sid_6.7: That said, stuff like this happens all the time, due to the sheer number of people in the world.

True enough. When you think of the number of essays children have written through the years, you have to expect something like this will happen every now and then.

I'm waiting for an essay I wrote about Hugh Hefner as a high school freshman to turn up in a vintage copy of "Breakfast of Champions" I buy simply because it's in good condition and marked at what I consider a good price.


Given the headline and your post, this seemed appropriate:

i220.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-01 06:20:49 PM  
subby it is a miracle that a headline that says "abides the Occam's Razor" got greenlit.

also looks like you don't know what Occam's Razor means.
 
2013-06-01 06:22:31 PM  

Uzzah: Occam's Razor: One must not needlessly multiply externalities.


Wrong.
"It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected."

Improbable coincidence: one assumption
"God did it.": one assumption

FTFY
 
2013-06-01 06:22:39 PM  

gilgigamesh: The most likely explanation is that she had the paper the whole time, and either stuck it in there herself and forgot, or just wanted some attention.

After all, there's no way to demonstrate her claim that she acquired the paper in the way she claims.


I have to admit this was my first thought too. Being a skeptic can be bit of a drag sometimes.
 
2013-06-01 06:23:23 PM  

Uzzah: Occam's Razor: One must not needlessly multiply externalities.

Improbable coincidence: no externalities.
"God did it.": one externality.


Yeah well, that's just like your opinion, man
 
2013-06-01 06:24:21 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Uzzah: Occam's Razor: One must not needlessly multiply externalities.

Wrong.
"It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected."

Improbable coincidence: one assumption
"God did it.": one assumption

FTFY


God did it assumed God exists.
 
2013-06-01 06:25:06 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Uzzah: Occam's Razor: One must not needlessly multiply externalities.

Wrong.
"It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected."

Improbable coincidence: one assumption
"God did it.": one assumption

FTFY


Actually, God did it is AT LEAST two assumptions. 1) God actually exists and 2) God did it.
 
2013-06-01 06:25:42 PM  

Krymson Tyde: tenpoundsofcheese: Uzzah: Occam's Razor: One must not needlessly multiply externalities.

Wrong.
"It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected."

Improbable coincidence: one assumption
"God did it.": one assumption

FTFY

God did it assumed God exists.


Shakes tiny fist!!!
 
2013-06-01 06:26:05 PM  
♫♪  LOBSTER BACKS ATTACK THE TOWN AGAIN ♫♫♪ ♫♪ ♫♫♪
 
2013-06-01 06:28:35 PM  

Uzzah: Occam's Razor: One must not needlessly multiply externalities.

Improbable coincidence: no externalities.
"God did it.": one externality.


Thanks. My version of that was 2 paragraphs.
 
2013-06-01 06:28:37 PM  

Krymson Tyde: tenpoundsofcheese: Uzzah: Occam's Razor: One must not needlessly multiply externalities.

Wrong.
"It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected."

Improbable coincidence: one assumption
"God did it.": one assumption

FTFY

God did it assumed God exists.


*assumes

Damn d for being right next to s.
 
2013-06-01 06:29:24 PM  
FTFA: "Be kind to animals. Do not pick flowers. Don't walk on the grass."

Okay, I agree with being nice to animals but not picking flowers or walking on the grass?!?! Why don't I just stay inside all day and eat a nice bowl of gruel.
 
2013-06-01 06:31:42 PM  
Even a small miracle is still a miracle. Think of all the small miracles that had to happen to get that paper there. Think of all the small miracles which happen in you daily life. It is His hand. If the Lord chose to reach out to her in this way, it is not our place to belittle His works. He has a plan but we can't know it, nor would we be capable understanding it. His mind works on a whole different level. He is God after all.

/He loves you
//you folks better repent and beg for His forgiveness
 
2013-06-01 06:34:52 PM  
I know this is fark and all, and we specialize in irreverent news, but I didn't realize we also specialize in IRRELEVANT news.  Seriously, how in the world did this make the news reel?  Mods, you turn down hundreds of better stories than this every day.  Shame on you.  Freaking Caturday is more interesting than this shiat.
 
2013-06-01 06:37:30 PM  
CSB:  My dad was visiting me in Portland a few years back.  We went to Powell's, the world's largest bookstore.  It encompasses an entire city block at 68,000 sq. ft.  We split up after agreeing to meet at the front desk in an hour.  We wandered off in different directions and didn't see one another again until meeting at the front desk.  Both of us were holding the exact same book: Manchester's "Goodbye Darkness."  Neither of us are war or history buffs, and we hadn't discussed the topic nor the author ever before.  The book wasn't even on display- just stuffed in the middle of the stacks with about 10,000 other history books among over a million (!) books in all.  Mind blowing, and it remains one of my favorite books and favorite memories of my father.
 
2013-06-01 06:39:49 PM  

EvilEgg: Who the FARK compares two editions of the same version of the Bible?


Maybe if she found a baseball card style typo, it would be worth more?
 
2013-06-01 06:40:22 PM  

phrawgh: Even a small miracle is still a miracle. Think of all the small miracles that had to happen to get that paper there. Think of all the small miracles which happen in you daily life. It is His hand. If the Lord chose to reach out to her in this way, it is not our place to belittle His works. He has a plan but we can't know it, nor would we be capable understanding it. His mind works on a whole different level. He is God after all.

/He loves you
//you folks better repent and beg for His forgiveness


I'll be a good person for it's own sake and not bother with all the genuflecting and gesticulations and such. How's that sound?
 
2013-06-01 06:45:58 PM  

naughtyrev: kronicfeld: gaslight: So she found a piece of paper in a book in the town that she lives in. Cute but hardly a farking miracle.

Strange how "God's" "miracles" have become so mundane in the modern era.

Oh like you haven't slacked off for a millennium or two.


Also, his funds are extremely limited these days. This is a clear sign that God needs money, and I am just the person to give him that money. Just write me a great big check and I'll be sure that he gets it.
 
2013-06-01 06:48:16 PM  

theknuckler_33: phrawgh: Even a small miracle is still a miracle. Think of all the small miracles that had to happen to get that paper there. Think of all the small miracles which happen in you daily life. It is His hand. If the Lord chose to reach out to her in this way, it is not our place to belittle His works. He has a plan but we can't know it, nor would we be capable understanding it. His mind works on a whole different level. He is God after all.

/He loves you
//you folks better repent and beg for His forgiveness

I'll be a good person for it's own sake and not bother with all the genuflecting and gesticulations and such. How's that sound?


Unfortunately, that's not enough. You will suffer for eternity in hell because you refuse to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. There's only one way. Accept Him and follow His Fathers law.
 
2013-06-01 06:50:58 PM  
My family moved from Chicago to Louisiana when we were kids. My sister accidentally left behind her favorite book, "the last unicorn" with her name written inside.

Fast forward 8 years. She goes to high school and meets a girl who has a copy of the book my sister longed to read again, her favorite book.

Her friend had gotten it used. My sister was floored when she opened it up and her name was inside the cover, in her own handwriting.

We didn't call it a miracle. More of a "whoa."
 
2013-06-01 06:52:20 PM  

phrawgh: theknuckler_33: phrawgh: Even a small miracle is still a miracle. Think of all the small miracles that had to happen to get that paper there. Think of all the small miracles which happen in you daily life. It is His hand. If the Lord chose to reach out to her in this way, it is not our place to belittle His works. He has a plan but we can't know it, nor would we be capable understanding it. His mind works on a whole different level. He is God after all.

/He loves you
//you folks better repent and beg for His forgiveness

I'll be a good person for it's own sake and not bother with all the genuflecting and gesticulations and such. How's that sound?

Unfortunately, that's not enough. You will suffer for eternity in hell because you refuse to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. There's only one way. Accept Him and follow His Fathers law.


Then that's a 'God' I don't want to know. He sounds like an asshole. Of course, he doesn't exist in the first place, so that's a specious observation.
 
2013-06-01 06:53:55 PM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-01 06:59:33 PM  
So finding something you wrote decades and thousand of miles ago in a bible is a sign of god and possibly a miracle?

Ok.  I'll accept that.  But god sending more tornadoes to an area already devastated a week before by tornadoes is a sign that god is also a major asshole.

Which makes god useless at best.
 
2013-06-01 07:01:13 PM  

OgreMagi: So finding something you wrote decades and thousand of miles ago in a bible is a sign of god and possibly a miracle?

Ok.  I'll accept that.  But god sending more tornadoes to an area already devastated a week before by tornadoes is a sign that god is also a major asshole.

Which makes god useless at best.


That was god punishing those people for tolerating teh gheys.

/heathen
 
2013-06-01 07:01:41 PM  

phrawgh: Even a small miracle is still a miracle. Think of all the small miracles that had to happen to get that paper there. Think of all the small miracles which happen in you daily life. It is His hand. If the Lord chose to reach out to her in this way, it is not our place to belittle His works. He has a plan but we can't know it, nor would we be capable understanding it. His mind works on a whole different level. He is God after all.

/He loves you
//you folks better repent and beg for His forgiveness


Your god acts like a spoiled five year old.
 
2013-06-01 07:14:50 PM  
I bought a book from the Church of the SubGenius, and when I opened it, there on page 12, written in blue ink were the words "Ivan Stang was here."  That's right, kids. THE Reverend Ivan Stang. And it was in the same handwriting as the address on the packaging it was sent in, so I KNOW that signature was genuine. It's a miracle! Praise "Bob"!
 
2013-06-01 07:50:27 PM  
The simplest explanation: she is a lying biatch.
 
2013-06-01 08:02:08 PM  

phrawgh: theknuckler_33: phrawgh: Even a small miracle is still a miracle. Think of all the small miracles that had to happen to get that paper there. Think of all the small miracles which happen in you daily life. It is His hand. If the Lord chose to reach out to her in this way, it is not our place to belittle His works. He has a plan but we can't know it, nor would we be capable understanding it. His mind works on a whole different level. He is God after all.

/He loves you
//you folks better repent and beg for His forgiveness

I'll be a good person for it's own sake and not bother with all the genuflecting and gesticulations and such. How's that sound?

Unfortunately, that's not enough. You will suffer for eternity in hell because you refuse to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. There's only one way. Accept Him and follow His Fathers law.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-01 08:06:33 PM  
The Law of Very Large Numbers abides.
 
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