I have been watching the extensive promotion of the attempt by Nik Wallender to walk a tight wire across a portion of the Grand Canyon The drop is 1500 feet and the length is 1400 feet.
In the course of interviewing him, he made the statement that before he attempts the walk he will be praying with his family. My question is exactly what is he praying for? If it is to keep him safe, well, there is an obvious answer. Don't do it. Do you expect to put your life in danger and then expect this god of yours to keep you safe?
If this is not the height of insanity, I don't know what is.
He used a tether walking Niagara Falls, against his will. Apparently he's not using any safety device this time. He's an idiot. We'll still be impressed that he can do it whether he stays safe or not. His grandfather died rope walking you'd think he'd know better.
Returning to a previous comment concerning Christ, 'he committeed suicide for us, how nice'. Entertainment, in this case is 95% expectation, 'I told you so'.
Here is what Yeshua (Jesus) has promised us in the Bible:
Matthew 7:7 Jesus says:
• Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
In John chapter 14:14:
• Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.
In Matthew 18:19:
• Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
So let's all pray and ask him to show up in our kitchen tonight for a cold Bud and some nachos, and see if he keeps his promise.
It seems to me there is a portion of the Jesus narrative that deals specifically with the morality of stepping off a ledge with the expectation of divine assistance.
It's his pre-game pep-talk.
Some Xtians will comment that it is not wise to tempt their gawd through acts of foolishness. To knowingly place yourself in harm's way for no ulterior motive (to save another for instance) and then hope for divine intervention if things go awry seems to represent the logic of all religion.
If he falls, I hope the camera follows him all the way down to his demise as a lesson to all those prayerful Christians.
Smearing grease over his hand's just before stepping onto that cable would be the ultimate act of self confidence.
How about heavily greasing the wire?
That's just mean. lol