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Old 08-11-13, 06:03 PM
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Family Gets Lost at Sea After Seeing Where God Would Lead Them

An Arizona family got lost at sea for weeks after they attempted to flee the U.S. because of government interference in religious matters.

Hannah Gastonguay, 26, told reporters that she and her husband had “decided to take a leap of faith and see where God led us” when they boarded a small boat and tried to sail with their two young children from San Diego to the tiny island nation of Kiribati.

The Gastonguay family took to the sea because of their opposition to "abortion, homosexuality, in the state-controlled church.” They no longer felt that the United States was a good home for them, and set out to fit a new, more accepting land. They chose Kiribati, which is in the middle of the Pacific, because, as Hannah Gastonguay explained, "we didn’t want to go anywhere big.”

Setting off in May, the Gastonguay family immediately hit a series of storms which left them adrift in the ocean for weeks. They soon began running low on food and supplies, as their boat continued to take damage from one storm after another.

"We didn’t feel like we were going to die or anything," Ms. Gastonguay said. "We believed God would see us through."

The family was finally found by a Venezuelan fishing vessel, which took them to safety. According to Gastonguay, the Captain told them "Do you know where you’re at? You’re in the middle of nowhere."

The family was eventually dropped off at the U.S. embassy in Chile, where they will now fly home today, courtesy of the same government that has so seriously interfered with their religion.
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chances are a Jesus did rescue them.
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The couple in question deserve honorable mention at this year's Darwin awards.
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Shouldn't this be in the Religion/Politics forum?
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Setting off in May, the Gastonguay family immediately hit a series of storms which left them adrift in the ocean for weeks.
Kinda sounds like God doesn't like them very much.
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Yay, another thread to make fun of God!

As an Athiest I'm superior to everyone!
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Yay, another thread to make fun of God!

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I don't see it as making fun of God. I see this as thread making fun of stupid people
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So God got them lost. Sounds about right to me.

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The couple in question deserve honorable mention at this year's Darwin awards.
To be in consideration for the Darwin, someone has to die.

Plus these people are creationists, so they'd turn down anything associated with Darwin.
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So, was she saying the US government forced her to abort her children and become a homo?
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I usually have a snappy smart assed response to religious nutjobbery but this just leaves me too flabbergasted to think of any.
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I've actually been to Kiribati. They should have just taken them there - plenty of room for them. Whole lot of nothin' on that Island. Very friendly people. One kid tried to sell us his brother and his dog.
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Those people are guay.
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Those people are guay.
Guay-es.
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chances are a Jesus did rescue them.
Reminds me of a joke I once heard.

And there was a great flood.
John, a man of faith, believed that the lord would protect him.
The police knocked on his door and told him to evacuate.
But he refused. "The lord will save me."
When the water rose several feet, a man in canoe offered to take him to safety.
But he refused. "The lord will save me."
When the water rose several more feet and force the man onto his roof, a helicopter came by and offered to take him to safety.
Again he refused. "The lord will save me."
Finally, the water continued to rise, and the man drowned.
Upon arriving in heaven, the man complained to the lord.
"I have given my life to you. Why did you not save me?"
The lord responded:
"I sent the police, a canoe, and a helicopter. What more did you want?"
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So God got them lost. Sounds about right to me.



To be in consideration for the Darwin, someone has to die.

Plus these people are creationists, so they'd turn down anything associated with Darwin.
I said they deserve "honorable mention" because they didn't succeed, but it was certainly a good attempt. Had they succeeded, first place would have been within reach!
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Reminds me of when things got tough for Jesus and he just took off and said, "Screw this!"
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Should have dropped them off in Iran. No homosexuality or abortions in sight!
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Who let religion loose in this forum? Why?
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If they wanted to see where "God led them," then why did they choose a destination?
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If they wanted to see where "God led them," then why did they choose a destination?
It sounds like the sort of plan underpants gnomes would come up with.
  1. Get in boat.
  2. Put trust in God.
  3. ...
  4. Arrive in beautiful, sunny Kiribati!
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It sounds like the sort of plan underpants gnomes would come up with.
  1. Get in boat.
  2. Put trust in God.
  3. ...
  4. Arrive in beautiful, sunny Kiribati!
It may have worked for Noah. Personally, I prefer the GPS in step 2.
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Shouldn't this be in the Religion/Politics forum?
I don't think it does. This isn't really a serious religion thread (although I'm sure it will be at some point). This is just a funny news story that involves religion. I think it will be a real shame if the politics forum is overrun with threads like this.
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Originally Posted by Nausicaa View Post
I don't think it does. This isn't really a serious religion thread (although I'm sure it will be at some point). This is just a funny news story that involves religion. I think it will be a real shame if the politics forum is overrun with threads like this.
The reason I say it is because the tone of the article and the only reason to post it is to make religious people look bad. In my mind it is as equally annoying as one of the many threads started by other posters with the opposite intention.

Maybe if it was an unbiased article in the first place and posters were given the chance to draw their own conclusions... the mere fact that the OP simply posted a quoted article without commenting on it (or even linking to it) shows its intentions.
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There's definitely a religious and political tone to the story, so I moved it:

The Gastonguay family took to the sea because of their opposition to "abortion, homosexuality, in the state-controlled church.”
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My take is that even if these people weren't religious, they would have found some reason to be offended, and would have done something stupid in response.
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