Discussion in 'Religions & Cults' started by ramonmercado, Jan 13, 2014.
That's a repeat of a story that first surfaced in 2006:
I presumed it was a contemporary report. It doesn't seem to have been posted here at the time.
Another variation on this fable.
A pastor who tried replicating the Biblical story of Jesus Christ walking on water has been eaten by crocodiles.
The pastor, identified as Jonathan Mthethwa, of the Saint of the Last Days Church, tried the demonstration at a river known as Crocodile River.
Mthethwa, from a local church in White River Mpumalanga died Saturday morning trying to demonstrate the biblical miracle to his congregants.
According to The Herald Zimbabwe, he drowned into the Crocodile River and was seen by his church members getting eaten by 3 crocodiles.
Deacon Nkosi, a member of the church, told the newspaper, “The pastor taught us about faith on Sunday last week. ...
A sad tale indeed
I see the report includes a picture of the tragic incident. Look away now if you're squeamish.
“All that was left of him when they finished eating him is a pair of sandals and his underwear floating above the water.”
Floating above the water?
A sign! He has given us a sign!
The portents were certainly there..
The crocodiles had been hungry and prayed to the crocodile god.
Sobek 1 Jesus 0
Got the feeling crocks don't give a shit about neither Jesus nor god.
Crocs don't lie
People who try to copy Jesus' miracles miss the point. He was Jesus, not some geezer. He could do the miracles. Geezers can't.
But these geezers think they can because their faith has boosted their ego and self-importance to dangerous levels. They only have themselves to blame, though they'd probably blame the Devil.
It's a thing with what's sometimes called the Latter Rain movement... now you too can be what Jesus was!
Or get munched trying.
Hopefully that will limit the life of such a religious movement.
Sadly it hasn't, Pentecostals are into much the same thing, as are 'non-denominational' charismatic churches, which covers a lot of US fundementalism as well as church planting here by the same organisations, some of them multinationals.
Maybe we need more crocodiles.
You and I could set up a company providing them with crocodiles.
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