Saturday, December 30, 2006

He Died for You

The 2006 edition of the Darwin Awards are out, and they are as always entertaining. Although it didn't make top billing, my favorite is this guy:

In August, a congregation's 35-year old pastor insisted one could literally walk on water, if only one had enough faith. Big and bold was his speech. He extolled the heavenly power possessed by a faithful man with such force that he may well have convinced himself.

Whether or not he believed in his heart, his sermons left room for only shame should he leave his own faith untested. Thus, the pastor set out to walk across a major estuary, the path of a 20-minute ferry ride. But the man could not swim.

He has made the world a better place through his absence.