Monday, June 05, 2006

I'm Sorry, He's Not at His Desk Right Now, Can I Take a Message?

Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God:

KIEV (Reuters) - A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said on Monday.

'The man shouted 'God will save me, if he exists', lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions,' the official said.

'A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid artery.'"

7 comments:

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

You what I think is the weirdest part of the story? It isn't that the guy climbed into a lion pen or decided to call God's bluff, because people do stupid shit like that all the time. The thing I find truly bizarre is that he stopped to take off his shoes first. What's up with that?

Julia said...

More proof that God has a sick sense of humor.

David Terrenoire said...

patrick,

They were new shoes and he didn't want to tread in an lion shit. That stuff's impossible to get out of shag carpet.

As for God, if we truly are made in His image, what made the guy think God would respond favorably to this "if you exist you'll save me" gambit?

Do you know of anyone who would save him? Hell, even Mother Teresa would have said, "Fuck him."

catalyst said...

First, lightning hits a praying woman. Now, lions forsake a faithful Russian. You're on a roll here, Dusty. Can't wait for the next installment.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

He needed to pay better attention to history. The Romans proved god liked lions more than Christians a long time ago.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Stephen, that's one of the funniest things I've read all day.

Sigh. Now I can go back to work. Well, after I check one more blog...

For The Trees said...

Personally I think he just wanted to shut that cathouse down in the name of God. Oh, well, I suppose there's no Hell like a female scorned...