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Old 10.02.2012, 13:42
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This is what I call lucky !!

When we are all driving up in the mountains and we see the metal meshing on the sides of the hills to stop the "small" stones from coming down, we don't think about "the big one".

This guy obviously had some very good Karma going for him.

"Now THAT'S a lucky escape! Miracle as driver survives 4x4 being flattened by 20-tonne boulder on French Alps road"

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Re: This is what I call lucky !!

guy is hit by a 20-tonne boulder and you call him lucky?
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Wow, lucky indeed.

We were travelling up the mountains in a friend's 2CV circa 1967- when the car seemed to explode! René, the passenger in the front actually and very luckily saw the rock come down- it bounced on the bonnet and then through the cloth roof- he opened his legs as wide as he could and the rock fell through the floor! It was much smaller than the one here, but about 60cm long and 40cm diameter- but would have killed him had it fallen on his chest or head. It all happened so fast we didn't see anything, neither the driver of the two of us in the back. The car was a write-off and René escaped with just crazing on the inside of the knees. The rock was lately picked up by friends and kept as a memento in my parents garden. For René's 60th - I went to ask the current owners of the house if I could have it back - and took it to the house he had just finished renovating. It now has pride of place, with a little memorial plaque, next to the front door. He loved the 'unusual' present!
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guy is hit by a 20-tonne boulder and you call him lucky?
Reminds me of a follow-up appointment at my GP, when a locum saw me instead. This some months after my bike smash when I hit the crash barrier with my back and broke 9 vertebrae, 10 ribs, sternum, collapsed lungs, torn liver, etc. etc.

Anyway, she asked me if I believed in god; when I said "No, I'm an atheist" she suggested that the fact of my survival might make me start thinking that someone was looking after me. She didn't seem to understand when I turned the question round and asked her why, if a god was controlling what happened to me, he'd put me through such a trauma in the first place.

It amused me, but annoyed me as well, how many people see survival as a matter of luck or divine intervention without seeing the original accident in the same way.

Addendum: I see in the original article posted a quote to that effect from the survivor "He said: 'It's a miracle I'm alive. Although I'm not a believer I do think this was a miracle. The chances of it happening were very small. Now I will see life differently.'"

Bizarre attitude.
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Yeah, I mean, yesterday I did not die PLUS I wasn't hit by a huge rock. That makes me much luckier than him!
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Good old Coyote missed again. It was meant for road runner.
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