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  1. ExFedex

    ExFedex Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Since a fighter pilot wrote it, I knew some of you
    would connect.

    > Subject: Fw: Grand Question
    > From a retired USMC fighter pilot:
    > Dearest friends,
    > I am writing to you to ask for your help in shedding
    > light on a
    > perplexing situation I find myself contemplating. I
    > have selected you
    > as a group to aid me because you have known me for
    > many years and I
    > value your opinion. Your religious experiences are
    > varied and that is
    > important to the problem I am faced with.
    > Over the years, we have all observed the seemingly
    > random factors that
    > affect all of our lives, sometimes without apparent
    > rhyme or
    > reason. We have seen some marriages dissolve over
    > nothing and others
    > grow stronger under adverse conditions. We have
    > seen fate play a role
    > in who survives critical illnesses and who succumbs
    > to them. We have
    > all seen good people suffer great misfortunes while
    > some people of low
    > character thrive. In our lifetime, we have seen
    > Churches and Religious
    > institutions all around the world become revised,
    > televised, energized
    > and even scandalized. We are all well aware that a
    > higher power has
    > control of nearly all things.
    > Personally, I have stood in the doorway of a 7/11 in
    > Atlanta, amid a
    > shootout between the police and a gunman and walked
    > away unscathed. On a
    > golf course, I saw a lightning bolt strike a man
    > dead while those of us
    > nearby where untouched. We all watched as Hurricane
    > Katrina ravaged some
    > areas of the coast and left other nearby homes
    > standing intact. The
    > enormity of these random and seemingly unfair
    > applications of good or
    > bad fortune is at the core of my dilemma.
    > I have flown over the heaviest defended area of the
    > world and emerged
    > unscathed - missed as tracers crossed over my
    > canopy.
    > I have studied sacred writings of all major
    > religions searching for an
    > answer and now I pose this to you.
    > I cannot fathom that the highest power in this
    > universe could take Anna
    > Nicole from us and leave Hillary behind
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