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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Dar-Wednesday

It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. Can I get an amen?

(August 2006, Libreville, Gabon) In August, a congregation's 35-year old pastor insisted one could literally walk on water, if one only had enough faith. Big and bold was his speech. He extolled the heavenly power possessed by a faithful man with such force that he may well have convinced himself. Whether or not he believed in his heart, his sermons left room for only shame should he leave his own faith untested. Thus, the pastor set out to walk across a major estuary, the path of a 20-minute ferry ride. But the man could not swim.

Lacking the miraculous powers of David Copperfield, let alone holy Jesus Christ, this ill-fated cleric found only a Darwin Award at the end of his final path.

(A related Personal Account from Palorca, Portugal: "I met an elder villager who once tried to walk on water. He strapped small floaters to his feet. He floated, all right, but upside down, with his head submersed. He was rescued by the spectators."

8 Comments:

At 5:17 AM, Blogger M.E Ellis said...

Good grief!

:o)

 
At 8:03 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

LOL! I really enjoyed this one since I a church goer and all . Man might not be able to walk across water but have you ever saw those lizzards , they are called Jesus Christ lizzards? They run so fast that they skim across the top of the water . Maybe Mr. Pastor man should have take some lessons from the lizzard. Thanks for the laugh!

 
At 8:42 AM, Anonymous linda said...

Talk about a leap of faith....jeeez!!!!!!! LOL
Love ya
MoM

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger snavy said...

He could just as easily been proved wrong by starting his trek an the shore of some body of water.

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

There's a place here at Surfside beach where if you go out far enough into the water, the sand beneath gets higher and higher as if to almost form another beach out in the ocean. It looks like a person is walking on water from their ankles up (feet still submerged).

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

Amen!

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger lime said...

ok, so if he was a fundamentalist....would he even believe in darwin awards? bwahahahaha. i couldn't resist.

 
At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darwin awards maintain my faith in humanity.
There will soon be few of us left...
Great blog.

 

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