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#1 rachaldenise

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:09 PM

Body of ballooning Brazilian priest found at sea

Tue Jul 29, 9:12 PM ET

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The body of a Brazilian priest who floated out over the ocean suspended by hundreds of helium-filled party balloons, has been found off the coast of southeastern Brazil, police have confirmed.

Roman Catholic priest Adelir Antonio de Carli, 42, flies in ...

Roman Catholic priest Adelir Antonio de Carli, 42, flies in a harness-like seat suspended from 1,000 balloons of various colors in the southern port of Paranagua April 20, 2008.

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The corpse of Father Adelir Antonio de Carli was spotted by a tugboat at sea near the city of Macae, three months after he disappeared while flying a contraption buoyed by balloons over the Atlantic Ocean in a fund-raising stunt.

"We were almost certain that it was the priest due to various elements, such as the clothes and material used in the balloon trip," Macae's chief of police, Daniel Bandeira, said on Monday. "The DNA only confirmed our suspicions."

The priest disappeared on April 20 after he called friends from his mobile phone to say he was about to crash into the ocean.

He staged the stunt to help raise money for a chapel for truckers in his highway parish.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa)


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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:06 PM

lol shouldn't god have saved him?
Richard Griffin, meanwhile, bones his wife at the baseball meetings and makes babies with her like a real man, goddammit.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:57 PM

QUOTE (chaud @ Jul 31 2008, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lol shouldn't god have saved him?


nah free will...
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:51 AM

QUOTE (chaud @ Jul 31 2008, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lol shouldn't god have saved him?


bible says god helps those that help themselves....


and 3 months is a long time for a body to be out to sea and they find it...i was sure sharks had eaten that dude just about as soon as he went down...wow

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:00 AM

QUOTE (rabbdogg @ Aug 1 2008, 06:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
bible says god helps those that help themselves....


and 3 months is a long time for a body to be out to sea and they find it...i was sure sharks had eaten that dude just about as soon as he went down...wow

I'm sure there wasn't much left, thus the need for DNA testing.

Horrible way to go.
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:23 PM

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bible says god helps those that help themselves....


the bible also quotes jesus in matthew 18:19

"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven..."

pretty sure he was prayin at some point.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (chaud @ Jul 31 2008, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lol shouldn't god have saved him?


Without getting too into this. If he accepted Jesus Christ then he was saved. But I would say that if he had really been doing God's will he would have probably found another way to raise the money, or at least planned it better. It seems pretty misguided to attempt a stunt like this IMO.

Proverbs 14:12


There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.


QUOTE (rabbdogg @ Aug 1 2008, 06:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
bible says god helps those that help themselves....


and 3 months is a long time for a body to be out to sea and they find it...i was sure sharks had eaten that dude just about as soon as he went down...wow


I thought that was Ben Franklin, not the Bible.




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