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Crocodile chomps on Ethiopian 'pastor' giving baptisms

PostWed Jun 06, 2018 2:04 am

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pa ... ailsignout

A water baptism ceremony held near a lake turned into a horrific tragedy when the pastor was reportedly grabbed by a crocodile Sunday.

Pastor Docho Eshete was baptizing at least 80 members of his Protestant congregation at Lake Abaya, in southern Ethiopia, an area known to have a huge crocodile population, when one of the creatures leaped out of the water and grabbed him.

"He baptized the first person and he passed on to another one,” a local resident told the BBC. “All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor.”

Pastor Docho died from injuries on his legs, back and hands despite efforts from the congregation, fishermen and residents trying to save him, policeman Eiwnetu Kanko said.

The crocodile escaped as the group used fishing nets to prevent it from taking the pastor’s lifeless body.
That old time religion isn't practiced by the brightest crew anymore. Crocodiles aren't unknown in that area and yet the natives there ignore the dangers while performing a ritual based on a superstition. When Nature chews on your "religious" practitioners, perhaps there's something wrong with this belief system!
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Re: Crocodile chomps on Ethiopian 'pastor' giving baptisms

PostWed Jun 06, 2018 2:22 am

The Lord moves in strange and mysterious ways!

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PostWed Jun 06, 2018 1:48 pm

I always heard they were "alligator bait" not crocodile.
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Re: Crocodile chomps on Ethiopian 'pastor' giving baptisms

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PostWed Jun 06, 2018 11:25 pm

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Welcome to the WB forum, Retired. I'm glad you enjoyed this bit of humorous reality.
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Re: Crocodile chomps on Ethiopian 'pastor' giving baptisms

PostThu Jun 07, 2018 12:19 pm

Jim Mathias wrote:
A water baptism ceremony held near a lake turned into a horrific tragedy when the pastor was reportedly grabbed by a crocodile Sunday.

Gives new meaning to "washed in the blood"

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Re: Crocodile chomps on Ethiopian 'pastor' giving baptisms

PostThu Jun 07, 2018 10:47 pm

To paraphrase a line from one of the few movies I like, The Outlaw Josie Wales, "Crocs gotta eat too." :lol:
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Re: Crocodile chomps on Ethiopian 'pastor' giving baptisms

PostFri Jun 08, 2018 1:07 am

C.E. Whiteoak wrote:To paraphrase a line from one of the few movies I like, The Outlaw Josie Wales, "Crocs gotta eat too." :lol:
And one chose some pretty "low hanging fruit" 8-)

But this story doesn't take the prize for crocodile- eats- stupid christian stories. This one from last year does:

http://ifpnews.com/news/society/inciden ... alk-jesus/
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Re: Crocodile chomps on Ethiopian 'pastor' giving baptisms

PostFri Jun 08, 2018 3:00 pm

I hate to put the wrong shoe on the foot, but what about the poison-snake-worshippers
in rural Appalachia? I understand they have had a few casualties in their ranks as
well. These people are supposed to have good genetic material. Where did they go
wrong?
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