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Monday, January 16, 2012

Fire Destroys 100 Year old Church: Natural Accident or Act of God?

By: GhostDante1, Co-Founder of Halifax Paranormal Investigations, Editor of the Halifax Paranormal Blog

Good Evening, Blog Lovers,

It seems that the curse of Friday the 13th, a day which according to a long-standing tradition that is as old as mankind itself, is associated with phobia, fear, accidents and misfortune; has struck the small town of Waterside, New Brunswick; (Riverside-Albert) as lightning strikes a 110 year old Baptist Church; (circa 1900 approximate establish) on route 915 around 23h30 when firefighters responded to the site., causing it to burn to the ground -- also due to the intensity of the strike it caused debris to be hurled into the air, as well as a subsequent hole in the wrought-iron fence surrounding a nearby Catholic cemetery, the church in question is located only 53 kilometers from Moncton, NB.

Was it a natural accident in a random location, or perhaps act of God?

According to the CBC News,

"One of our members lives probably three or four kilometers away from the actual church, he felt the tremor from the impact at his place," fire chief Peter Murphy said." 

Only the church bell was salvageable from the burned wreckage. It is a sad loss for the community of Waterside, NB; but considering the coincidental timing of the lightning strike; can one argue a divine intervention of "act of God", or perhaps a sign from above to end the reign of an abandoned House of God? 

One could say that the perspective of the supernatural could be likely to cause a church to burnt into a ball of flames in lieu of the 2012 End of Days/Mayan conspiracy theorists; where our faith in God will be tested; but perhaps God wanted to send the message to His children that the Church of Man, is doomed to burn by divine intervention, leading us to turn to Heaven in prayer and belief in order to be saved when the rapture happens. 

Considering that a hole was blasted into the fence of a cemetery, can lead to a school of thought that the souls that were resting are now free to wander in the mortal world. Due to the damage on Friday, the community is now considering establishing a monument and/or expanding the cemetery grounds. 

In the opinion of us at Halifax Paranormal Investigations, we believe that bad things happen to random people and places on Friday the 13th, and perhaps the belief in a "curse", which began as far back as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and the burning of the Knights Templar in the 1500's; that the numerology of 13, a number traditionally associated with misfortune; according to suggests,

"The number 13 brings the test, the suffering and the death. It symbolizes the death to the matter or to oneself and the birth to the spirit: the passage on a higher level of existence." 

We, as human beings either religiously faithful, atheist or skeptical will be tested and our belief in what is possible in the realm of the supernatural, and in the power of God either benign or maniacal will suffer, until our faith in a higher plane of existence. Because of the church burning, it has strengthened the community and and increased their faith, despite the dark divine intervention from above. 

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