June 5, 2006

well that about settles it

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. (link)
i suppose god only helps those who don't expect him to stop them from doing incredibly stupid things. couldn't this guy have just tried asking god to prove his existance through some non-life threatening method and stopped believing in him when nothing happened, like the rest of us...in kindergarden?

this reminds me of when all those miners were trapped in that collapsed mine last year and a newspaper prematurely printed some headline like 'god answers family's prayers' a day before everyone found out that almost all of them died. the next edition should have printed a retrataction headline: 'god spurns miners, ignores prayers, or doesn't exist.' i guess media fairness is too much to ask.