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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sifting Through Wildfire Ashes For Memories, Hope

Even though the Black Forest Fire in Colorado burned homes down to their foundations, it didn’t destroy everything.

For homeowners who have the strength to sift through the ashes of their burned homes, relics from their lives remain.

The Samaritan’s Purse helps homeowners in their search.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio reports.


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  • Thin-ice

    I’ve seldom heard such inane and ignorant comments as the lady volunteer from Samaritans Purse gave at the 3:04 segment: “We are seeing miracles, like when we uncovered 8 or 10 nativity sets, completely unharmed. It has to be a God thing…” So your God is more concerned with preserving plastic nativity sets, then the homes the people live in? Either he lacks the power to save their homes, or he lacks the desire to save their homes. Either way, her God sounds like a douc… well, you know what I want to say.

    BTW, Samaritan’s Purse was founded and is run by Franklin Graham, a very vocal homophobe and jerk of the first order. Congratulations to here&now editors for choosing such a great organization to report on!

    • Ranger

      What are you doing?  Based on your comments, I would say your name is fitting.

      • Thin-ice

        Fair enough, insult me all you want. But typical that people like you don’t address the specific point: how do you explain that God is more concerned with nativity sets than people’s precious homes? Eh?

    • Hadia Asher

      Hmmm…so you
      think the lady makes ignorant comments, her God is a douche, Franklin Graham is
      a homophobe/jerk, and here & now editors don’t know who to report on.

      I assume that
      if I said your comment is hateful, belittling, name-calling, ignorant and
      jerkish it would fall neatly into the same category of generalizing statements
      about people we don’t really know or care to. You may think the lady on the
      video is ignorant but she is at least genuine and kind.

      • Thin-ice

        Sorry you don’t like my comment. Franklin Graham is a far more influential hater and jerk than me, and as such is open to criticism, and shouldn’t be glorified by here&now. But at least your comment was more intelligent and thoughtful than “Ranger” below. I respect your thoughts, even if I disagree. I just wish people would think first before they spout nonsense in the name of God.

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