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(BBC)   Ten worshippers killed by lightning while praying.   ( divider line
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118 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Nov 2002 at 2:12 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-11-25 03:03:30 PM  
The Vapostori say they are Christian but practise polygamy

Hrm, does it say in the bible not to have more then one wife? The mormons claim to be christian, but used to practise polygamy.

Hrm, are mormons in other countries where polygamy is common allowed to have more then one wife?
2002-11-25 03:06:25 PM  
I gotta agree with WereWomen. I'd rather have the OT badass turn you into a pillar of salt G_D on my side than the NT it's ok to sin because i'll forgive you G_D. I think the NT G_D is less vengeful because the Christians didn't want to have to follow all the rules set forth in the OT, and it made it easier to break the rules when you knew you'd be forgiven. Or I could be wrong. Who knows.
2002-11-25 03:16:51 PM  
Where is your Messiah now? Nyyyah!

/obligatory Simpson's reference
2002-11-25 03:23:32 PM  
Funny comments above notwithstanding, it is sad that this happened. One minute every thing is cool then .... WHAM, you're lookin' at the very guy you were just talking to.

/Bass555 chkbio.
2002-11-25 03:27:18 PM  
"Some worshippers swear they heard a giant booming voice screaming "ENUNCIATE" seconds before the blast."
2002-11-25 03:28:49 PM  
11-25-02 03:03:30 PM Autopr0n
Hrm, does it say in the bible not to have more then one wife? The mormons claim to be christian, but used to practise polygamy.

Well, This Guy says that the bible specifically allows polygamy. Not sayin' I believe him, but he's got a few verses to back him up...
2002-11-25 03:29:44 PM  
Wanda: sad, or happy? Maybe they were praying to meet their maker...
2002-11-25 03:34:11 PM  
Misterchill: Well, I guess it could go either way. Surely sad for the survivors of those that were killed.
2002-11-25 03:48:21 PM  
That's His way of saying, "Pick up the pace."
2002-11-25 03:48:25 PM  
Each week take them all to some place where various natural disasters tend to strike, until there is only one man left standing, and his god wins!

The thread has hardly started and someone has already invoked god wins rule.
2002-11-25 03:49:49 PM  
The Vapostori are Zimbabwe's largest religious group, numbering more than two million.

You mean, two million minus ten, right? RIGHT?
2002-11-25 03:58:59 PM  
....and they never prayed to St. Lightning Rod again.
The end.
2002-11-25 04:03:43 PM  

Thou shalt not typeth mine name or thine internet connection speed shall be eternally banished to dial up. And thy porn shall be old and pregnant with thine furry bits blurred out.

So it shall be written, so it shall be done.
2002-11-25 04:08:36 PM  
And yet, religious followers fail to re-evaluate their "write it down, tell me it's 2000 years old and written on behalf of an omnipotent super-being, interpret it any one of a thousand different ways, and I'll believe it without question" stance.

"It's testing my faith"
"One person near the church was a sinner"
"We're all sinners"
"God is love"
"We are God fearing"

2002-11-25 04:27:48 PM  
Mad Smiting action!

I agree with some of of you guys here on the OT God. That was a God who took no shiat. I like that in a God.

A God who takes no bull is a God worth worship, IMHO.
2002-11-25 04:30:27 PM  
Obviously, they were praying to the wrong god...

So says Nathaniel P. Robbins.

2002-11-25 04:34:17 PM​ ic

Hmmm... html did work. There's where he says it.
2002-11-25 04:55:36 PM  
The moral of this story? Get out of the way if there's a storm coming. Let self-preservation win out.
2002-11-25 04:56:49 PM  
And if Robert Mugabe isn't the best possble leader for Zimbabwe, may God strike me down!
2002-11-25 04:57:25 PM  
"Do you want a vengeful God or a happy God?"
"Happy God! Happy God!"

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2002-11-25 05:16:27 PM  
This wouldn't have happened if they had prayed to Joe Pesci.
2002-11-25 05:29:04 PM  
Lightning is hot. I bet they could use a nice cool Dr. Pepper.
2002-11-25 05:56:27 PM  
One of them was thinking about masturbation, and it made baby Jesus cry....

A nun and a pro golfer are on the first hole (don't ask, "which one?"), and the golfer misses a putt, so he screams, "Goddamnit!! I missed!"

"God will be very angry if you continue to use his name that way!", scolded the nun, "This is your last warning!"

Three holes later, the golfer misses another crucial putt and curses, "Goddamnit, I missed again!"

Suddenly, a HUGE lighning bolt flashes down from the sky.

It fries the nun.

A voice rumbles from the clouds, "GODDAMNIT! I MISSED AGAIN!"
2002-11-25 05:59:51 PM  
And who says that the Big G doesn't have a sense of humor?

He slays me with that old "waste the faithful" bit everytime he crashes a church bus, or has a church collapse on parishioners, but this is over the top, actually smiting them with bolts of lightning.

He is just too wacky.
2002-11-25 06:27:21 PM  
How come the stupid "Nothing is new in the world" headline gets an "Ironic" tag, and this perfect example of irony gets something less? No justice, no peace! No justice, no... since there aren't either of these things, I don't see why I bother chanting.
2002-11-25 06:29:24 PM  
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at lest this didnt happen
2002-11-25 08:10:46 PM  
I blame the translators........

It says strike...... or maybe praise? Lets flip a coin.
2002-11-25 09:23:49 PM  
You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing that's gonna happen to you.

-T. Durden
2002-11-25 09:36:03 PM  
You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing that's gonna happen to you.

-T. Durden

God hates us all
2002-11-25 09:55:02 PM  
"May He strike me down if I have ever sinnEEEAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!"
2002-11-25 10:47:24 PM  
...ok God... this polygamy thing is cool and all, but could we get rid of that 'thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife' crap??
2002-11-26 02:27:02 AM  
Grim Reaper:

A fellow George Carlin fan, eh?
2002-11-26 05:34:54 AM  
Dang, did I leave my lightning gun set on 'Fry to a crisp' unattended again?

Gotta remember, work first, Boobies second.
2002-11-26 10:24:03 AM  
The Bible does not prohibit polygamy = Christians against it.
The Book of Mormon condemns polygamy = Mormons are in favour of it.

People and religion do not mix.
2002-11-26 11:51:53 AM  
In the Bullshiat Department, a businessman can't hold a candle to a clergyman.
'Cause I gotta tell you the truth, folks. When it comes to bullshiat, big-time, major
league bullshiat, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises
and exaggerated claims: religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily
has the greatest bullshiat story ever told.
Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible
man -- living in the sky -- who watches everything you do, every minute of every
day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to
do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and
smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn
and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!
But He loves you.
He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect,
all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars,
they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshiat story.
Holy shiat!
-- George Carlin Politically Incorrect, May 29, 1997
2002-11-27 07:38:06 PM  
Hope they were Xtians. Good start, 10 down a billion to go.
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