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Pastor electrocuted during baptism [Texas]
Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 31, 2005 | AP

Posted on 10/30/2005 5:51:37 PM PST by aculeus

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To: aculeus

The Lord works in mysterious ways.


41 posted on 10/30/2005 6:27:20 PM PST by jaime1959
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To: WildTurkey

ROFLMAO.

Love your synopsis of the last thread, btw. I'm still waiting for the holy rolling to start here. There are always some bluehairs who have no sense of humor about this kind of thing. As if God wants us all to sit around wailing about how awful it is people die all the time.

In fact, I hope my death at a ripe old age is in as absurd and entertaining a fashion as possible. It's not like there is such a thing as a death you WANT to die (heroic sacrifice and death in the saddle and all that wishful thinking notwithstanding), so they're all bad in that sense, anyway. It is my fervent prayer that God lets me bring a smile to people on my way out.

One of my extended family actually had brain cancer and used humor to keep her family from crying about it as she died. I'll never forget the story about her losing bladder control and having to wear Depends, and gradually lost her faculty for speech, then as a son lovingly changed her, she surpised everyone by blurting out the words "SUPER COLON BLOW!"

A friend of mine insists that he wakes up every morning and immediately says "BRAINS!" so that when he dies, his body will be trained to rise from the grave, or at least reflexively scare the pants off a mortician in a final practical joke.

If you can't laugh at death you probably can't laugh at life, either.


42 posted on 10/30/2005 6:27:58 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (Miers did the right thing. Now the President can, by appointing Alex Kozinski, 9th Circuit COA.)
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To: manwiththehands
It's normal. It's called "gallows humor" and some of us are OK with it.

I like it, that's why I HANG around

43 posted on 10/30/2005 6:29:05 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: LibertarianInExile
A friend of mine insists that he wakes up every morning and immediately says "BRAINS!" so that when he dies, his body will be trained to rise from the grave, or at least reflexively scare the pants off a mortician in a final practical joke.

And I thought I was the only one.

44 posted on 10/30/2005 6:33:25 PM PST by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: aculeus

The sad thing is that although we can assume he didn't mind going home, his desire probably was that his death would glorify the Lord. This seems a terribly senseless way to go. I didn't even know input circuits could handle enough power to kill (though I've had some unpleasant lip-zaps from microphones).

But the Lord can, and will, work good out of anything, so prayers to that end and for comfort for the young family.

p.


45 posted on 10/30/2005 6:34:31 PM PST by Paul_B
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To: aculeus

I don't see anything wrong with joking about this. I mean, it's not as if the Big Guy's gonna notice, and zot you with a bolt of lig


46 posted on 10/30/2005 6:34:52 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (Doesn't anyone here know how to use apostrophe's?)
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To: aculeus
Why chest compressions for 40 minutes? Was there no EMT service available? No defibrillator?
47 posted on 10/30/2005 6:34:55 PM PST by newzjunkey (CA: YES on Prop 73-77! Unions outspending Arnold 3:1, HELP: http://www.joinarnold.com)
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To: auggy
"Lack of common sense is the cause."

Maybe, and maybe not.

I'm sure that this was not the first baptism of this sort performed in this church, and I would even go so far as to bet that the electrical system in this church was designed with Ground Fault Interrupters (GFI) to handle this type of use.

So what went wrong with the wiring to cause the GFIs to fail to trip? Has the possibility of homicide been considered? There is more to this story than is in this newspaper article.

48 posted on 10/30/2005 6:35:08 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Americanwolf
I like it, that's why I HANG around

Your tastes have definitely been short-circuited.

49 posted on 10/30/2005 6:35:26 PM PST by WildTurkey (True Creationism makes intelligent design actually seem intelligent)
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To: aculeus

Sounds like good nominee for the Darwin Award.


50 posted on 10/30/2005 6:35:55 PM PST by 52d Troop Command
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To: southernnorthcarolina

southernnorthcarolina comment truncated by his own zot?


51 posted on 10/30/2005 6:35:56 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: neodad

You would be surprised the U.S. stories they get Down Under. It's a tad disturbing.


52 posted on 10/30/2005 6:36:27 PM PST by newzjunkey (CA: YES on Prop 73-77! Unions outspending Arnold 3:1, HELP: http://www.joinarnold.com)
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To: WildTurkey

:)


53 posted on 10/30/2005 6:36:42 PM PST by Americanwolf (Support the Minutemen Civil Defense Corp...Doing the Job our government won't !)
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To: Drago

Non-conducting tub and plastic piping wouldn't be a bad idea either.


54 posted on 10/30/2005 6:38:00 PM PST by Lessismore
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To: aculeus

55 posted on 10/30/2005 6:39:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: RichInOC
For future reference...battery-powered wireless mikes.
And ground-fault interrupters on the sound system.
56 posted on 10/30/2005 6:41:22 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (This tag-line is temporarily closed for remodeling)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
I have watched pastors do this myself.

What? Baptize by immersion? Or electrocute themselves doing so?

-ccm

57 posted on 10/30/2005 6:41:46 PM PST by ccmay (Beware the fury of a patient man.)
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To: newzjunkey
Why chest compressions for 40 minutes? Was there no EMT service available? No defibrillator?

Good question. In a young, healthy person who has suffered an electrical shock or lightning strike injury, resuscitation efforts should continue longer than 40 minutes and include plenty of attempts to defibrillate. People have been revived without permanent damage 2 or 3 hours after such an injury, if they received proper care.

-ccm

58 posted on 10/30/2005 6:45:37 PM PST by ccmay (Beware the fury of a patient man.)
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To: aculeus
You can come in the hot tub baby, but leave the microphone behind!


59 posted on 10/30/2005 6:46:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: manwiththehands

Yeah. Some of us are.


60 posted on 10/30/2005 6:47:01 PM PST by CindyDawg
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