Sunday, July 27, 2014

lucky to be alive

I was in a car accident, and broke my hip. I got the worst of it, my wife and daughter are OK. A speeder got us. They're out of the hospital, I have a couple more days.

32 comments:

Karl Grant said...

Sorry to hear about that Dr. Reppert. Glad to know your family is okay.

John Moore said...

Whenever I visit the USA, I'm so scared of the traffic. All the sane people here in Tokyo take public transport. If you have to drive, you could at least stay on the proper side of the road!

Well, it looks like we'll soon have cars that drive themselves, and that might be safer.

Dan Gillson said...

Holy buckets. Glad that you're okay.

unkleE said...

Yeah, best wishes for your full recovery.

T said...

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family as you recover, Vic. Glad you're still alive at least.

Dan Lower said...

Will pray for full recovery.

Matt DeStefano said...

Glad to hear that your family and you (assuming a full recovery) are OK, Victor! Best wishes.

William said...

Sad to hear, glad you survived.

Hope things heal quickly and the leg rehab goes well.

Saints and Sceptics said...

Thoughts and prayers with you and family.

Graham

Johnny-Dee said...

Sorry to hear about your accident! I'll be praying for your recovery.

Hugo said...

Sad news, but good to know you'll all be out soon. Take care!

Crude said...

Glad to hear you and your family are okay, Victor. Wow.

Anthony Kuczynski said...

Be well Dr. V, glad to hear that the family is ok.

Papalinton said...

Awful news Victor. It's a relief to read your wife and daughter faired well. I think car accidents are such terrible experiences at the best of times and a frightful risk we all take that comes with enjoying the great benefits of personal transport. But in your case I hope the speedster [speeder] gets the book thrown at him/her. It's rather a stupid misnomer to call it an 'accident' when one of the parties deliberately puts the lives of others at risk.

Get better and real soon. I have lots more sparring work with you on the matter of supernaturalism and its waning explanatory influence.

B. Prokop said...

Kinda puts all our conversations here in perspective. Keep us informed, Victor! You can bet we're all praying for you and your family.

And I agree totally with Linton. If the guy was speeding, then that was no accident. You were criminally assaulted! I watch jerks tear down my residential street all the time at 60 mph (the speed limit is 30, and there are kids everywhere).

Jakub Moravčík said...

I am also very glad that dr. Reppert and his family is alive and I wish him a full recovery soon.

Neverheless, sorry for off-topic comment, following reminded me of my long-term question:

we're all praying for you and your family

if traditional theism is right and there is no passive potency in God, what is the sense of praying for somebody?

B. Prokop said...

"what is the sense of praying for somebody?"

The simplest answer is that we're instructed to.

If you don't care for that answer, might I suggest you read The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, which (among many other topics) covers the subject of prayer better than nearly any other contemporary book I can think of.

Jakub Moravčík said...

Book title looks little suspicious, but thanks for the tip.

Aragorn said...

Glad you're okay.

B. Prokop said...

"Book title looks little suspicious, but thanks for the tip."

If you're suspicious of the title, then this is one case where reading the book would be all the more profitable.

Accepting the efficacy of petitionary prayer is one of those areas where the true definition of Faith comes in really handy. Because it's not a matter of a priori blind acceptance, but rather one of trust after intellectual assent to the Big Picture. Once you realize that the Resurrection is a historical event, that Jesus is alive today, and that you can trust His word, you don't have to agonize over every nit-picking quibble. You can trust the details to be faithful.

And no, praying is not some sort of magic want to get what you want. God is not our servant, to be summoned like a genie.

BenYachov said...

God be with your Victor.

Ilíon said...

"lucky to be alive"

Or more/other than lucky. ;) Either way, one is happy to hear that you (plural) are (mostly) well.

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"... what is the sense of praying for somebody?"

The point of prayer isn't to "change God", but to change ourselves.

Victor Reppert said...

I said it in a religiously neutral way, but you know what I believe.

Ilíon said...

"I said it in a religiously neutral way, but you know what I believe."

Hence the winkie.

Papalinton said...

"I said it in a religiously neutral way ...."

All kudos to you Victor. It makes for a less religiously partisan world. Now we just have to work on politics.

Dave Duffy said...

Sorry about the accident, but glad you are on the mend and your family is well (or OK).

From the Book of Common Prayer:

"O GOD, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers; Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to thy servant the help of thy power, that his sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

B. Prokop said...

Wonderful words, Dave. The Coverdale Psalms have yet to be matched in English, and the Book of Common Prayer remains the standard to be met.

Be assured, Victor, that Heaven is under siege with prayer for you and yours.

John W. Loftus said...

I sometimes wonder what it would be like without people like you around to challenge us. This reminds me how much I would actually miss you. So glad to hear you'll be okay. Get better, quickly.

Dave Duffy said...

Bob,

"...yet to be matched in English."

I'm guessing from that line you may know some words of the faith in other languages (just a guess). If so, a few thoughts on the faith in another language?

I don't know Victor, but he seems to me to be a good man. I'm glad he has a loyal friend like you. Friendship goes a long way in the world.

Victor Reppert said...

I have to go to rehab for a couple of days to regain my walking skills,

B. Prokop said...

"I'm guessing from that line you may know some words of the faith in other languages"

I regularly listen to Russian Orthodox liturgical music (the only other language I am fluent in), and attended services in German when I lived in that country for 6 years. I pray 2-5 times daily in Latin (using the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary). And I'm one of those dinosaurs who still consider the Vulgate to be the authoritative text for the scriptures, and refer/defer to it whenever I have any issues about the wording of a specific passage.

Ilíon said...

"I have to go to rehab for a couple of days to regain my walking skills, "

Erp!