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Dear Timmy, Thanks for the letter, God.

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FlatEarth1024

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I guess old Reverend Grady never got around to forwarding these.  Well, no matter.  I got a reply from God once.  It was just a crappy form letter, so no great shakes anyway.

LETTERS TO GOD - CNN.com

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So many opportunities for caustic comments left unexplored. What did these people think would become of their letters?

I'm sure nobody expected them to become trash in the ocean, but what exactly did they expect?

It's sad when people hope for things and follow the wrong course toward them.

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The guys who found them is putting them up on Ebay? I'm not quite sure how to feel about that...I would've burned them.

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I wonder if they are actually stamped, posted letters.  If they are, aren't they Federal property?  Is there a limitations statute on USPS jurisdiction?

If they aren't stamped, is it a simple case of Finders Keepers... or do these letters revert back to either Rev Grady's estate or become the property of the original writers?

Either way, its a questionable decision.  Some old wounds will be reopened.  I wouldn't want my desperate pleas to Claude Rains made public and up for auction to strangers.

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Guess I am kind of a cold hearted type when it comes to things like this. Because;
A. If you are truly a believer, why would you have to write a letter to God. Why not just pray.
B. If you trust any man, preacher or not to do your bidding to God then you are not a believer.
C. If God is all they say he is then he already knows what you are thinking, he knows when your awake. He knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sakes!

Theirs one born every minute and this guy found a whole sackful of evidence. I hope he makes a wad of cash and blows it all on sin. :snork_lach:

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Theirs one born every minute and this guy found a whole sackful of evidence. I hope he makes a wad of cash and blows it all on sin. :snork_lach:


I've got to admire anyone that is meaner than I am.

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Letters to God - what a waste of paper!  :roll:

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"I guess rather than just throw them in the garbage, maybe they thought they'd set them out to sea to bless these people," he said. "So they made a trip to Atlantic City, maybe went to a casino, and put the letters in the water."

I bet the conversation went like this:

Two people walking along the Jersey shore...
Person 1: Check this one out. 'Oh please god give me more money!' Hahaha!
Person 2: Ha! Speaking of which, lets go play some blackjack!
Person 1 tosses bag of letters aside, next to a tire, broken beer bottle, and a half eaten Big Mac.

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They could just shoot the letters into space, which would be pretty funny, albeit on the expensive side.

Guess I am kind of a cold hearted type when it comes to things like this. Because;
A. If you are truly a believer, why would you have to write a letter to God. Why not just pray.
B. If you trust any man, preacher or not to do your bidding to God then you are not a believer.
C. If God is all they say he is then he already knows what you are thinking, he knows when your awake. He knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sakes!

Theirs one born every minute and this guy found a whole sackful of evidence. I hope he makes a wad of cash and blows it all on sin. :snork_lach:

Those remind me of one of the questions I had, back when I was a Christian, that no one seemed to be able to answer.  If God is omniscient and omnipresent, then why do you have to go to a church in order for him to hear what you're thinking?  Why do you have to confess your "sins" at all?  Shouldn't he be able to read your mind?

If God is limited to the same methods of communication as your average human being, then how is he any different from your average human being?

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They could just shoot the letters into space, which would be pretty funny, albeit on the expensive side.


Oh, great, even more space junk!  :Wink:

I seem to recall they shot Timothy Leary into orbit, but he obviously belongs there.

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I seem to recall they shot Timothy Leary into orbit, but he obviously belongs there.

Surely they didn't need a rocket for that?

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Hey! Hey! :snork_aber: Let's not be making fun of the right reverend Timothy. Patron Saint of Stners everywhere. :snork_lach:


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