Monday, November 08, 2004 :::
This story is a few days old, but this is the first time I've seen an accompanying photograph. Daniel in the Lion's Den, indeed. From MSNBC:
Man tries to convert lions to Jesus, gets bitten
46-year-old leaps into den at Taipei Zoo, calls beasts to Christianity
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A man leaped into a lion’s den at the Taipei Zoo on Wednesday to try to convert the king of beasts to Christianity, but was bitten in the leg for his efforts.
“Jesus will save you!” shouted the 46-year-old man at two African lions lounging under a tree a few meters away. “Come bite me!” he said with both hands raised, television footage showed.
One of the lions, a large male with a shaggy mane, bit the man in his right leg before zoo workers drove it off with water hoses and tranquilizer guns.
Why do lions need saving anyway? Perhaps they were threatening the sanctity of marriage.
::: posted by dan at 9:12 AM :: [ link ] :: (13) comments
13 previous comments:
Moral of the story: Ask and you shall recieve.
By stapler, at 9:25 AM
Maybe God visited him previously, charging him with a holy crusade to convert all animals back to a holy walk with Jesus. Maybe when God visited him, he made him the "Holy" Beastmaster!
I bet he has two ferrets in that coat of his.....
By locomocos, at 10:45 AM
I think the Christian Right here in America should try more of lion conversion. Clearly, the lions don't love freedom like they do.
By moodylicious, at 10:57 AM
It's obvious that the perceived issue was the threat to the sanctity of marriage. Follow my logic: Lionesses always confront and attack prey...what APPEARS to be a male lion attacks crazy preacher-man in den...male lion is obviously female lion in male lion DRAG. Those crazy lions and their lifestyle choices...
By Will, at 10:59 AM
The looks on the lions' faces in priceless. The lioness looks as if she's still napping.
But it seems to me as if the zoo workers used the waters hoses and tranquilizer guns on the wrong thing.
By lynne, at 11:19 AM
Lions like that can't be saved, they should be killed.
By Kristina, at 12:00 PM
See, this is what happens when lions lie down with lambs. We need anti-lamb legislation fast or society will slide to hell on a greased pole.
By Trish, at 3:02 PM
Nice kitty, kitty...
By Kiddo78, at 6:43 PM
Doesn't it look like the lion is screaming "I AM GOD YOU MORON!" ? And what's with the lions left front leg? It's missing?
By Colleen, at 7:07 PM
Or maybe he'd been listening to Houses of the Holy by mistake and was influenced. It's all that rock n' roll, I tell ya. It's the devil!!! :P
By Raine, at 11:29 PM
Another sign the Apocalypse is near, next thing you know Polyester will be back in style.
By ceclipse26, at 8:49 AM
Are you saying polyester is not stylish?
By Kristina, at 9:35 PM
They're as stylish on men as Sherman Klump in biker shortz
By ceclipse26, at 2:08 PM
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