I have heard this phrase forever. I personally know it is a lie, but christians like to pretend and claim that when it comes down to one's final act, one will turn to the CHRISTIAN god.
Now I have been in wars and many fire-fights. Many of those battles were ones where the outcome was uncertain. Not once did I witness anyone praying. From experience, I know you just don't have time to waste on silly superstitions. One knows when faced with imminent danger one must rely on one's self.
I have been in a ditch with just my spotter. Surrounded by the enemy and low on ammo. With no way to call in an airstrike or artillery, we had to figure out what to do to survive. We assessed the weakest point in the enemy and attacked, pushed through and fled to safety. We didn't pray, call for divine intervention.
When we got back to home base a LCpl came up to us and said, "Wow god smiled on you." I said, "How"? He replied, "He saved your asses." I promptly smacked him right in the mouth! Then I turned around to a bunch of stunned Marines and shouted. " I suppose god put the enemy all around us too!" No one said a damn thing to me for about a week.
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