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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."

Franck Kabele, DailyRecord 99 Comments [9/1/2006 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 11
Submitted By: Lasagne
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David D.G.

FSTDT Darwin Award for this one?


~David D.G.

8/31/2006 3:01:09 PM

xMinionX

I shouldn't laugh. I really shouldn't.

8/31/2006 3:01:37 PM

Coffee

Was he wearing lead underwear? Why didn't he float?

8/31/2006 3:04:08 PM

Papabear

Coffee -- Some persons are so lean they don't float well. My uncles are like that. I've seen them walk on the bottom of a pool. Why the heck this dolt didn't swim before drowning is the real question.

8/31/2006 3:16:14 PM

Symos

[fstdt=77585]I second that idea[/fstdt]

8/31/2006 3:28:09 PM

Nekhbet

Darwin Award thirded.

8/31/2006 3:32:38 PM

Bone_Vulture

I'd agree Papabear, one would think the dolt would've figured that walking on water wasn't going to happen when it was up to his chest.

8/31/2006 3:32:49 PM

Pike

I wonder if anybody in the congregation was shocked at the outcome?!!

8/31/2006 3:38:20 PM

Napoleon the Clown

Darwin Award.

8/31/2006 3:45:57 PM

Randola

One down, so many to go....

8/31/2006 3:58:10 PM

jay

He literally 'went off the deep end'

8/31/2006 4:11:50 PM

el nico

i feel so bad about laughing, but it's so funny!!

8/31/2006 4:24:02 PM

Winston Jen

Surely the lion incident would discourage any other fundies from doing things like this.

8/31/2006 5:04:00 PM

Lya Kahlo

okay - this guy was a moron for trying to walk on water and for -whatever reason - not stopping when (of should I say if) he realized it wasn't working. However, what about the people watching? Did no one try to help this guy? Did they think they could \"pray\" him some help?

Goodness. What a big pack of stupid this story is.

8/31/2006 5:18:17 PM

Gargoyle

Sounds that more Xians should try this, as well as the snake-\"trick\", since it seems to work!
To remove them from the gene-pool, that is...

8/31/2006 5:27:27 PM

E.H.

FSTDT Darwin Award.

Abso-freaking-lutely!

8/31/2006 5:54:25 PM

NotMe

I saw this on the news this morning and it was really funny. If people try to walk on water when they can't swim, they should start at the shallow end. Not on the deep end.

8/31/2006 5:57:19 PM

Libkitten

*facepalm*

I feel kind of bad for the guy. How sad to be so incredibly certain of something only to have it kill you in the end. Although... it didn't click that he wasn't walking on water when he didn't... start walking on the water?

8/31/2006 6:07:59 PM

Yahweh

*** climbs back on chair ***

Fuck, I've read a lot of fundie posts, and this is probably one of the funniest ones I've read in a long long time :)

8/31/2006 6:09:45 PM

Shannerwren

Determination doesn't make faith true. He sure died trying, though.

8/31/2006 6:23:27 PM

themann1086

This is just as good [and sad, really] as the guy who yelled \"God will save me, if he exists\" before jumping into the lions' den.

The lions ate him.

8/31/2006 6:56:39 PM

TDR

this is terrible. Why the fuck didn't anyone stop him, or run in and pull him out?

8/31/2006 8:07:30 PM

Crosis

Natural selection: 1
Fundie: 0

Darwin Award nthed.

8/31/2006 8:28:07 PM

whitewater55

Poor bastard, talk about blind faith.

9/1/2006 12:05:46 AM

Theironpaperclip

And the lord gave Jebus lungs AND gills so he could preach the word to both man and fish.

9/1/2006 12:06:07 AM
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