Faith Promoting Rumor Number 6,874….

So, this anti-Mormon author (you know, the kind with a serious axe to grind against the Church) wrote a controversial book full of untruths and lies (and had the NERVE to call it fiction, even!), and horrible portrayals of Mormons that could NEVER POSSIBLY be true, and she set up some signings.

One of those was in Utah County. As she drove to this signing, her car began to overheat. The closer she got to the heart of HAPPY VALLEY, and God’s chosen people, the higher the gauge went. Finally, in American Fork, the needle hit the red, the oil light went on and panic set in. She veered off the freeway, frightened her car was going to burst into flames and headed to a remote spot to try to let it cool down.

It did not.

She waited.

It stayed hot.

She called the bookstore and told them she would be late.

Waited longer. It started to cool off, then ZOOMED back up the closer she got to Provo! Finally, she gave up. Pulled over. Called for help and went into a local fast food restaurant to wait for help, which was a long way away.

After about 40 minutes, she went back to the car, and started it. The temperature gauge was at halfpoint. So she started back TOWARD home, away from God’s Happy Spot, and the gauge NEVER climbed back up again.

Once again, GOD protected the Mormons from HEATHENS.

Send this to everyone you know….

(Disclaimer: If one really WANTED to explore this, one could assume that GOD was protecting the author from dismal book sales and nasty looks, and possibly worse. In fact, if one REALLY wanted to disect this, one would wonder why God did not take such drastic measures with said author’s car when author was signing at the Borders in the very SHADOW of the SLC Temple. Also, because of said car not behaving very well, the AUTHOR is now driving a much newer and much nicer car, so technically, all in all, this worked out MUCH better for her. But one might not want to think about all that if one is the non-thinking type given to believing Faith Promoting Rumors.)


About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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9 Responses to Faith Promoting Rumor Number 6,874….

  1. Dave says:

    God allowed you to visit our nice little bit of paradise today. (who would want to go to Provo anyway) The only thing that would have made it better would have been to sell a few more of your books.

    I hope I wasn’t the only person to talk to you.

    Thanks for driving all the way up to Logan!


  2. Howy says:

    If there was a game going on somewhere that day then you can bet your heathen hinny that God did not mess with your car. If I were you I’d be on the watch for a golden angel blowing licks on a horn!


  3. christine says:

    God definitely protected you, I bet it was because you weren’t outting your faith in funny knickers wasn’t it.


  4. azteclady says:

    I don’t have anything intelligent to say. In fact, I have nothing to say–I’m still laughing to hard for coherency.


  5. Cele says:

    Boy, that’s one way to get a new…er car. I hope you are rescheduling your book signing. 🙂


  6. Hello, over visiting (a friend of Deb Leblanc)

    Stopping in to do some reading – love the look of this blog


  7. Natalie says:

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for being a great host in Logan.

    Howy and Christine, I’m going for the belief that there was a REASON I was not supposed to be there.

    azteclady, glad you enjoyed.

    Cele, Yeah, I am enjoying the new Jeep Liberty in my driveway. But it was a rather desperate way to get one.

    Kathryn, welcome! Glad you came to visit Trapped. As Deb is one of my favorite people in the world, I consider you a friend already…..


  8. LOL… wow sounds like God was really worried for you. I wonder if there was a tar and feather party waiting for you…

    And congrats on the new and better car.


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