View Poll Results: Are Americans really normal human beings?

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    Florida - God 'led me directly' to girl lost in swamp

    God 'led me directly' to girl lost in swamp, Florida rescuer says


    New York (CNN) -- The man who rescued an 11-year-old girl lost in a dense Florida swamp said Wednesday that God led him directly to her, and that finding her was no surprise.

    James King said he set out on his own to look for Nadia Bloom on Tuesday, trusting that he was going in the right direction even when that meant through water or dense brush.

    "I was expecting to hear her voice," King told CNN. "So I'm yelling, 'Nadia!' and at one point, I yell, 'Nadia!' and I hear 'What?' And I said that way -- right there."

    King said he was surprised by the good shape Nadia was in. She had been missing since Friday, and though shoeless and covered in insect bites, she was in otherwise good condition, he said.





    "She was not panicked. She looked like she had been sitting there, waiting on me," he said.

    The two of them then stayed in the swamp, near Lake Jesup in central Florida, while King called authorities. When he got hold of a 911 dispatcher, he put Nadia on the phone.

    "Hi. This is Nadia. I'm the girl who got lost," came the little girl's voice.

    King said it took him "two hours of rough time" trekking through the swamp to find Nadia. He said he figures it took her just as long to reach the same spot.

    She told King that she had gone on a "nature walk" and simply got lost.

    The swamp was so dense, King said, that the rescuers who carried Nadia out on a black cloth stretcher Tuesday had to use machetes to cut through the brush, bushes and trees.

    "I see it as an answer to a lot of people's prayer," King told CNN. "I'm just very thankful, I'm thankful that God used me as a part of it to be able to find her. It's definitely a miracle.

    "I didn't know where she was. The only person who knew where she was was God, and I asked him, and he led me directly to her, straight -- well, as straight as you can go through the swamp."

    King said he prayed the whole time he was searching, even when it seemed like he was going in the wrong direction. In one case, he said, there was water all around and he didn't know where to go.

    "He said, 'Go that way.' And I'm looking at water. I said, 'Lord, are you sure?' He said. 'I got ya.' And as soon as I start walking, the ground under the water is solid.

    It's only about a foot and a half deep. He took care of me all the way there."

    The disappearance of Nadia, who is described as mildly autistic, had sparked an Amber Alert that was canceled when King found her.

    King and Nadia's family at one time attended Metro Church in Winter Springs, Florida, but they didn't know one another, though King said Nadia did seem to register him as a friendly face when she was found.

    The church held an open-air thanksgiving service to celebrate Nadia's return Tuesday evening.

    "Give the glory to God," Nadia's father, Jeff Bloom, told reporters after seeing his daughter Tuesday.

    King had brought trail mix and drinks to give to Nadia if he found her, but he also brought another important item: toilet paper.

    The swamp vegetation was so thick that the helicopter that came to retrieve Nadia and King couldn't see them on the ground. King said he heard the chopper overhead and tried to give the dispatcher directions for the pilot, but it still didn't work.

    "I had brought toilet paper for signaling, and so I covered the top of a couple of bushes that were in more of an open area than I was in," King told CNN. "They still had a hard time finding me, but I used that on the top [of the bushes], and they finally were able to locate it."

    Authorities questioned King after they got to safety, something King said was "unexpected" but understandable, especially given his ability to find Nadia so quickly.

    "They also have a job to do," he said. "They have a responsibility to the community to make sure there is no foul play. And so I understand that, I understood it completely."

    Coming out of the swamp was a blur with lots of hugs and praise, King said.

    He said that he hopes he'll be able to see the Bloom family again, and that Nadia even hinted he'd be welcome: "She said she might invite me to her pizza party."


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    Mmm eitther another okefenoke miracle or one of the good ole boys lured her out there in the firs place.

    Did they find Elvis too?

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    A mircle bi Jasus. Praise the Lord. We love you Jesus we do,, we love you .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Authorities questioned King after they got to safety, something King said was "unexpected" but understandable,
    I wonder what that may have been....

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    God led him
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    people's prayer
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    God used me
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    a miracle.
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    The only person who knew where she was was God, and I asked him, and he led me directly to her
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    I said, 'Lord, are you sure?' He said. 'I got ya.'
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    attended Metro Church
    President material I think, move over Obama.

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    That god, he/she/it is a right old joker, moving in mysterious ways, to be sure.

    I'm convinced. I'm off to convert this very minute.

    Only decision left to make is which flavour of the divine shall I indulge in...? Hmmm.

    Do I want to speak in tongues?

    If I have children later in life, do I want them to be able to be left alone with a priest?

    Can I give up bacon?

    No way am I wearing a cap, or growing a beard.

    I quite like bread and wine, so that could be vote winner.

    Choices, choices...so many types of god, so little time.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    Would you trust a man that wanders round swamps asking God for directions to find little girls whilst carrying a roll of toilet paper, if he was in the UK he would be locked up in a mental home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I said, 'Lord, are you sure?'
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    He said. 'I got ya.'
    God is related to Sarah Palin???



    Aside from everything else, good for him to have found her, irrespective of his reasoning. (Unless he had something to do with her disappearance in the first place)

    Hey, when the time comes . . . all us doubters may be in for a rude shock

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    Maybe he knew where she was all along. Remember Susan Smith?

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    I saw this guy on the telly. Looked like a complete nutter. Good news that she was found though...even if it means that more redneck suckers will join the evil cult called the catholic church..

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    It's funny how Americans seem to find it acceptable that God led him to her, I assume it would be just as acceptable if he said little green men with horns sent telepathic signals to him telling him where she was, both the same on the believeability scale I should think., well, maybe not the horns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Would you trust a man that wanders round swamps asking God for directions to find little girls whilst carrying a roll of toilet paper,
    all good men carry toilet paper, even when looking for young girls

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    So... I think all those Americans (mostly) who literally believe in the old bearded man in the sky are nuts.

    But even as a lifelong agnostic it's quite clear to me that faith is a very powerful mental skill to have, so to say.

    The enlightened amongst us have faith because they are aware of the truth. They live their life unencumbered and achieve great things. The nutcases that believe in the literal bible - they may be crazy, but they have faith too, and it helps them achieve things rational people would not be able to. I don't think it's a co-incidence this guy found her. By believing he would, he made his own destiny. Believing not in the sense of talking to yourself and saying "c'me on, you can do it". No. Believing in the sense that you are 100% convinced that you are guided by the hand of God and nothing can go wrong. It doesn't matter whether there actually is a God or not - all that matters is the strength of the belief.

    This theory is still in its formative phase so forgive the poor wording.

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    Have you been drinkin dat lao kow again ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikster
    it's quite clear to me that faith is a very powerful mental skill to have, so to say.
    Perhaps easier to say than to achieve...

    Quote Originally Posted by nikster
    The enlightened amongst us have faith because they are aware of the truth.
    Can you also walk on rice paper grasshopper???

    Quote Originally Posted by nikster
    This theory is still in its formative phase so forgive the poor wording.
    No shit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seppo nutter
    James King said he set out on his own
    Quote Originally Posted by seppo nutter
    And I said that way -- right there
    why did he have to tell his companion 'god' which way ?

    and why did 'god' lead a little girl into the swamps ? is 'god's eyesight deteriorating ? was she mistaken for a little boy ?

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    I agree with a lot of what nikster said.

    It doesn't mean that believers are any less ignorant - probably more so really - but blind faith can be a powerful thing, as is positive thinking, which are the same thing in situations like this..

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    and why did 'god' lead a little girl into the swamps ? is 'god's eyesight deteriorating ? was she mistaken for a little boy
    hehe ... Good points baldrick

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    ^^Huh? So wandering round a swamp with a roll of toilet paper looking for a lost girl, if you believe in green men with horns are telling you which way to go you will find her, if you don't believe in green men with horns and just do a systematic search without any conviction of finding her at all you wont find her?

    If I'm ever lost in a swamp don't send out the idiots that believe in green men, I would rather have someone do a systematic search even if they believe there is no hope of finding me.

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    ^ if you are ignorant enough to believe in little green men, or a man with a long white beard in the sky, or that Jews deserve to be exterminated, or pol pot was right in thinking educated should die or whatever it is that you have been sucked into believe is true, then blind faith (aka ignorance) can lead humans to do all kind of things whether they be good or bad things.

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    That's an especially weird part of Florida, or rather, a beautiful part of Florida full of especially weird, theologically unsound people. The idea of man sitting a throne in the sky giving people directions to locating lost children (sometimes; other times He lets them die out there) is patently absurd. But never mind, the Flying Spaghetti Monster forgives all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    It's funny how Americans seem to find it acceptable that God led him to her, I assume it would be just as acceptable if he said little green men with horns sent telepathic signals to him telling him where she was, both the same on the believeability scale I should think., well, maybe not the horns.
    here we go again, putting all Americans in the same basket.

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    ^A whole lot of us 'Merkins are in that basket.

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    There is a great new research topic related to brain disfunction and the belief in god. check it out. the documentary could also be downloaded on the pirate bay.
    BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - God on the Brain



    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    and that finding her was no surprise
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    "She was not panicked. She looked like she had been sitting there, waiting on me," he said.
    This sounds weird, he knew he would find her and she wasn't surprised.....what were they playing find an seek? lol

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