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Sun Mar 8, 2015, 07:05 PM

100 yrs ago my grandmother was afraid commercial flight would destroy heaven.

If too many planes flew through the clouds.

Maybe there's some truth to that. Has anyone gotten in to heaven recently?

Scientists warn about climate change and our response is... No! It can't be. 'Think about the impact on profits!

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Reply 100 yrs ago my grandmother was afraid commercial flight would destroy heaven. (Original post)
tecelote Mar 2015 OP
edgineered Mar 2015 #1
Turbineguy Mar 2015 #2
Blanks Mar 2015 #3
tecelote Mar 2015 #4
2naSalit Mar 2015 #12
onecent Mar 2015 #5
2naSalit Mar 2015 #13
onecent Mar 2015 #18
Capt.Rocky300 Mar 2015 #14
snooper2 Mar 2015 #21
Blanks Mar 2015 #22
MindPilot Mar 2015 #6
Beausoir Mar 2015 #7
cstanleytech Mar 2015 #10
Blanks Mar 2015 #15
bluedigger Mar 2015 #8
DeSwiss Mar 2015 #9
AverageJoe90 Mar 2015 #11
SoapBox Mar 2015 #16
Roland99 Mar 2015 #17
Vinca Mar 2015 #19
snooper2 Mar 2015 #20

Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 07:35 PM

1. on friday, after mentioning the flying car story from a link here -

my rw friend began free thinking about transportation. within twenty minutes his thought train arrived at how nice it would be if there was a way for mass transit via air, like they do with buses and trains, and tried to do with blimps. his misconceptions and misinformation about the hyperloop inspired the rant. (he's in his 50's)

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 07:48 PM

2. My Grandmother said

she lived in the greatest age ever. She witnessed the first (or nearly first) automobile and saw a man walk on the Moon. She survived WWII (the 3 battles of Arnhem) and said nice things about several Germans.

My Grandfather and her raised 2 sons without ever physically punishing them. Unheard of in their era.

She was a wonderful human being.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 08:09 PM

3. Your grandmother was right to be concerned...

If God meant for man to fly he would have been born with wings.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 08:16 PM

4. Exactly!

We were fools then and we are fools today.

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Response to tecelote (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 09:35 PM

12. I think that one of our greatest downfalls

is not heading what our elders have told us. They may have had different words to describe what they foresaw but the meaning was spot on.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 08:28 PM

5. God must have intended "alot more things than flying" and gave

us a brain. But the connections in some brains in the middle east didn't get the memos...I guess.
There will always be wars and rumors of wars...I don't understand why that is even in the bible, cuz I can't get my head around all this fighting that is going on in the world.

God must be some sort of psycho to let us carry on with all the hatred and starvation and ravaging of women and children, the deaths of our men and women for useless and ILLEGAL wars.

There doesn't seem to be one answer that makes any sense.

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Response to onecent (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 09:40 PM

13. I tend to disagree with

this part of your statement...

But the connections in some brains in the middle east didn't get the memos...I guess.


I don't think that missing of memos happens only in that part of the planet... seems like it happens here too in a big and devastating way and has actually exacerbated the problems that are flaming out on that part of the planet. This country intentionally lit the flame that is not only burning down the ME but burning us back in the ass as well. And deservedly so.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:34 AM

18. yes, you are correct...

and I realize that also

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Response to Blanks (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:58 AM

21. What about mice?

 

mouse in f4u corsair

LOL

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 9, 2015, 12:52 PM

22. I don't think the mouse was enjoying it. eom

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 08:44 PM

6. My great grandfather was convinced the human body could not tolerate speeds over 50 mph

 

And an aunt of mine was deathly afraid of electricity. She thought if something wasn't plugged into the outlet, electricity was leaking out allowing invisible and very dangerous clouds of electricity to accumulate in the room.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 08:58 PM

7. My husband's grandmother believed the fall of the Berlin Wall meant

 

the "end times were near".

I sat with her and we watched the wall come down and she was cool as a cucumber, but she just KNEW the end times were nigh.

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Response to Beausoir (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 09:10 PM

10. Sounds kind of like my younger brother, he swears the end times are here and that the "signs" are

all around us.
I asked him what signs and he refused to tell me and said he wouldnt tell me because I wouldnt understand but he still insists that they are there wherever there is and whatever they are

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Response to Beausoir (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 09:57 PM

15. I remember reading in the Jehovahs witness literature...

That we were in the end times because scripture said 'when all the world is at war' which they interpreted to be World War I, that generation will not pass away before the end times. I'm half-assing the interpretation by not looking up the exact phrasing, but (this was over 30 years ago) they had a biblical prophecy that 'proved' that we were in the end times. I don't think there are any more survivors from WWI so I'm afraid that ship has sailed.

Nothing a little white out in the good book can't fix.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 09:04 PM

8. Well, I can't prove she was mistaken.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 09:09 PM

9. Flying commercial?!

 

- Of course it'll get destroyed in commercial. She has to upgrade to First Class!

K&R

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 09:24 PM

11. Maybe, but......

 

Fear of change is really nothing new, and is still with us now(and may always be): today, climate deniers tell us that if we continue our efforts to mitigate AGW, that we will be doomed to live in a global Stalinist police state, etc., similar, in some ways, to how many ontological materialists fear that if, or rather, when, certain types of "alternative" scientific research, such as into Near/After Death Experiences or various branches of quantum-related theories, such as "Many Worlds", etc. become accepted, that the world will plunge into a scientific "Dark Age", and America will become a theocracy dominated by Young Earth Creationists, etc.

But then again, the worst fears about the future have never really come true, no matter the age.




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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 10:05 PM

16. I'm almost inclined to agree with Grandma...

After being in the industry for 30 years.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 10:09 PM

17. In the nearly 250 segments I've flown in the last 2 years I can safely say

that the only time I see heaven is when the FA brings that little glass with Woodford in it for me!

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:51 AM

19. I'm betting many right wing fundie grandmas still believe that.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:53 AM

20. LOL

 

Got Science

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