Pharyngula

Maybe it would have been more sensible to start with the water-and-wine trick, and later work up to the walking-on-water finale.

A priest has died after trying to demonstrate how Jesus walked on water. Evangelist preacher Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle. But he drowned after walking out to sea from a beach in the capital Libreville in Gabon, west Africa. One eyewitness said: “He told churchgoers he’d had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus. “He took his congregation to the beach saying he would walk across the Komo estuary, which takes 20 minutes by boat. “He walked into the water, which soon passed over his head and he never came back.”

Comments

  1. #1 Ichthyic
    August 31, 2006

    Get Falwell on the phone

    naww, he’s too busy being bribed to keep hurricanes away from various states.

    I hear it’s quite a lucrative business, even though his success rate is rather poor.

  2. #2 Grumpy Physicist
    August 31, 2006

    Ichthyic:

    naww, he’s too busy being bribed to keep hurricanes away from various states.

    I hear it’s quite a lucrative business, even though his success rate is rather poor.

    Oh, they’re just a bunch of charlatans. They don’t have my Magic Paperclipâ„¢ that has kept Nevada 100% free of hurricanes for many years now. Utah too, I think. Let’s see them try and top that record!

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