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.”
What an idiot. He didn’t disprove God’s existence, but he did prove “survival of the fittest.”
I’m not a big fan of God. I don’t believe in Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy or Yahweh. Why is it that Zeus and Apollo are considered myths and these other “deities” are not? Why is it so easy for a deeply religious person, of any faith, to dismiss all other faiths and then criticize me when I just skip the middle man and dismiss all faiths out of hat?
Many people find comfort in their god and their faith. I find comfort in mankind. Imagination is a wonderful thing. Dreaming of a better world is a good thing. I’d just wish we’d work towards making the world we live in right now a better place and stop worrying about going to a “better place.”
I certainly mean no disrespect to the honorable people who feel strongly about their faith. Go right ahead and feel that way. I only ask that you keep it to yourself. In fact, keep all your religious thoughts and feelings to yourself. I won’t go on a rant about the million and one contradictions in the Bible and you can keep your lovely King James version in your heart.
By the way, no matter what the Colorado Rockies think, God did not declare them “The Chosen Team.”