Tuesday, June 06, 2006

He Was No Daniel...

A Ukrainian man decided to test God and paid with his life...

"The lion attacked the 45-year-old Ukrainian late Sunday after he used a rope to climb down into an enclosure with four lions, said police spokesman Volodymyr Polishchuk.

Ukrainian TV channel NTN broadcast interviews with witnesses who said the man told them that he believed God would not allow the lions to hurt him.

According to Reuters, an official said, "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."

Polishchuk said the man, who was not identified, was acting aggressively and one of the lions seized him by the throat. The man died at the scene." (source)

Truthfully, the man was most likely bi-polar --in the midst of a religious mania... I know of a guy that shouted "Israel" from the third story of a mall and attempted to jump of the side because he thought he was Jesus and he would float. It's odd that manic depressives always seen to have religious delusions as part of their mania.

(H/T: D-NC)

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