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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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