In the closing days of the Second World War: (more…)
I was looking down at the ground to see where we were headed. It’s pretty much a farm area, so there’s houses, barns, barbed wire fences, all kinds of things you can hit that it’s going to kill you. I had a brief thought about, “Well, this is my fate, oh well.” You know, the primary thing now is to make sure that at least one of us survives, and that one person that needs to survive is the student. And I figured what I would do is swing my body underneath hers, so that way she would land on me. The last three seconds just as we were spinning in, I told her to raise her legs.
Miraculously, the jump trainer survived.
I should have liked my father to have lived long enough to see that I made something of my life.
– Winston Churchill, when asked by his daughter Mary towards the end of his life if there was any honor he felt he had missed out on.
Why does God let bad things happen? Why did God let some jerk break into my home and violate my sense of safety? Easy. Because that jerk has free will. (more…)
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