Today On World Net Daily

Yeah, this story isn’t about actor Jim Caviezel. World Net Daily reports:

A 73-year old Christian man trying to emulate Jesus by going without food for 40 days and 40 nights has reportedly died a month into his abstention from all nourishment. “He was a very spiritual man. It’s unfortunate he had to die this way,” said a close relative, requesting anonymity. Although he was trying to copy or even break Jesus’ epic fast of 40 days, he fell short by 10 days. “After a month we got the sad news of his death,” the relative noted.

The story has generated a heated discussion among World Net Daily readers over whether the Bible actually commands fasting.

  • joe ho

    • Chucktech

      Too late for this jeezy-phile…

      • Soren456

        I hope the donated his body to science.

  • Rocketeer500

    Fasting should be a christian requirement.

    • LonelyLiberal

      For some, it is. But to avoid any actual sacrifice, “fasting” means eating no breakfast, a light lunch, and a normal dinner after darkfall.

      By that definition, I’ve been “fasting” for thirty years. I’m just not that food-centric.

    • bkmn

      Maggie and Brian would disagree with you.

      • dcurlee

        I bet they could make the 40 days 😛

        • jomicur

          With a couple of months to spare.

      • pj

        they couldnt live without a hamburger for 40 minutes.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    Police: ‘We cannot stop the public’ from abstaining from food

    If they could, all the supermodels would be behind bars.

    • Reality.Bites
      • Todd20036

        Yeesh! She could slip through them.
        Am I supposed to think that is beautiful?

        • Snarkaholic

          I see that there’s no toothpaste on her brush (too many calories).

        • Captain Jack

          Being to thin isn’t healthy just like being too fat isn’t healthy..

          • Todd20036

            Actually, being too muscular isn’t healthy either.

          • Captain Jack

            Absolutely

  • Ben in Oakland

    i’m not sure about the “he was a very spiritual man” part of this. It sounds to me like he was a very stupid man, with delusions of Godhood.

    • Billanddogs

      Indeed, starving oneself to death is not the sign of a very spiritual person. It is the sign of a religious nutcase, now a dead nutcase.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I wonder if he is in heaven, hell, or nowhere at all.
        Actually, I don’t wonder.

        • Chucktech

          He’s a BLASPHEMER! Do the math…

      • Nic Peterson

        The babble commands fasting for Christians. We should all agree on that.

    • Capritaur

      I’ve always found it strange when believers emulate the mythical trials of godhood written in holy scriptures. From extended fasting to self-flagellation and voluntary crucifixion, instead a display of piety, these seem more like attempts to become or surpass God himself.

      • RoFaWh

        Nothing more than bad cases of drama-queenity. Look at me! Look at me!

      • Ben in Oakland

        Exactly my point.

    • MBear

      “It sounds to me like he was a very stupid man, with delusions of Godhood.”

      Isn’t that the very definition of ‘spiritual’?

      • Ben in Oakland

        No, I don’t think so. Spirituality may be loosely defined as recognizing one’s kinship with the universe. It has little to do with religion.

        • Cuberly

          I think it’s fine to refer to certain moments as being spiritual. Though I tend to define it as an experience that transcends it’s means. Like art.

          Walking through Armstrong Redwoods State Park on a foggy day is a sure fire way for me to experience such a moment. It’s difficult to describe. But it’s an amazing moment none the less.

          http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/353/cache/lady-bird-johnson-trail-redwood-national-park_35396_990x742.jpg

          • 2karmanot

            Amstrong Woods is only a few miles from here. What an exceptional place is it. I’ve been walking there for over 40 years and it never is the same experience.

          • Cuberly

            It is. Northern CA is an amazing place for nature lovers. The pic above isn’t Armstrong but it gets my point across.

            Whenever I’m stressed-out a ride to Guernville and and a walk through the forest is in order. Everything about it is rejuvenating.

          • Ben in Oakland

            I love Armstrong Woods, so I know what you mean. I used to go there a lot as a young man, but I rarely get up to the Russian River these days.

          • motordog

            I’m very envious of you! What a beautiful place to explore.

          • Cuberly

            If you ever get the chance I recommend a visit. If not there then Big Sur, that’s another amazing site.

            Even some of the more foreboding climes in No CA can be quite beautiful. Pt. Reyes Nat’l Seashore is one. Windswept and sparse. Hard to believe it’s just over the ridge from very lush redwood forests. I took this pic on the walk to the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse. High up on a cliff looking down along the beaches below.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f313934d15ac289981870b933870fee53697a4222800ab91026d43cf823c009.jpg

          • witch

            Balm for the soul, beautiful place better then a.stuffy church

          • Cuberly

            That it is. Everything about it, the sounds the smell of the redwoods, the light. Natures restorative.

            This is an actual picture of the walking path through to the picnic area. Beautiful during a bright sunny day but my preference is to walk through them during a drizzle or when the fog has come in. Completely changes the character of the place.

            http://www.donnajonesphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMG_6133-Retouched-Name-1024×682.jpg

    • ChrisMorley

      Jesus was in his late 20s when he did his fasting in the desert gig, and at that age a healthy body can tolerate a lot. This guy was 73. Even if his health was good, that’s really not medically advisable. He died in isolation, in some Zimbabwean back country.

      In 1981 IRA prisoners in Northern Ireland went on hunger strike and none died within 40 days. They were smart strategists and one prisoner a day joined the strike to maximise the political pressure on the UK government. 8 lasted over 60 days, 2 longer than 70 days.
      The first hunger striker, Bobby Sands, was elected as a Member of Parliament during the strike, prompting media interest from around the world. The strike was called off after ten prisoners had starved themselves to death—including Sands, whose funeral was attended by 100,000 people. End of today’s Irish history lesson.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Irish_hunger_strike

    • motordog

      Indeed…the whole sordid affair smacks of supreme arrogance. “Look at MEEE!! I’m so fucking HOLY!!”

  • Ed Burrow

    See? proof that religion kills.

    • PLAINTOM

      Slight modification, MORE proof that religion kills.

      • peacfulseas inWA

        It’s only a matter of time for the christians….

        • Sporkfighter

          They’ve been there and done that . . . Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

      • Todd20036

        Back in the 1920s, religion killed proof. It got better with another Constitutional amendment, though

    • Todd20036

      At least this was merely a suicide, and not suicide/homicide combo.

      • Steve

        Despite this idiot’s prayers that god watch over him, god refused to help. God’s failure to act, or even tell this man that he was putting his life at risk might be construed as involuntary manslaughter.

        I’d like to see that trial.

  • WiMountainBear

    *SADZ* NOT!

  • Ed Burrow

    and i’m totally sure he’s in heaven now.
    idiot.

  • LonelyLiberal

    Sad, but if you have delusions that require you emulate Jesus, maybe try the helping the poor and the sick part. The fasting bit only works if you’re an avatar of a deity.

  • Queequeg

    He was a fucking dumbshit with delusions of grandeur. No big loss.

    • Soren456

      Donald Trump?

  • bkmn

    Natural selection took a couple decades too long to work on this guy.

  • Rex

    He should have tried crucifixion, same end result.

    • Paula

      Quicker, too! 😉

      • Giant Monster Gamera

        It’s a bitch getting that last nail in, so they’ll suffer for a while.

  • pj

    thinning the herd….

  • BobSF_94117

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  • Michael Smith

    “Starve yourself to death for Jesus”

  • Sk3ptic

    Sadly, he can’t win the Darwin Award if he’s already had children.

  • Ed Burrow

    off topic, but yesterday my parents came into town (they live in FL) to visit me and my brother. now, his wife is totally not religious at all (like the whole rest of us) and asked my parents to take back 3 very ornate bibles they had given them years ago (not because my parents are religious, they were just laying around). So when my parents stopped at my place, they asked if i wanted the (now homeless) bibles. I said, what the fuck for? they laughed, then we went out to lunch.

    • jomicur

      They make very good doorstops.

      • Reality.Bites

        Or toilet paper in an emergency. Rolling paper in a less urgent emergency.

        • Ed Burrow

          rolling for what? i really have no idea. i mean, seriously.
          like rolling pins? yes, that’s it!
          uh huh..

        • Chucktech

          Toilet paper?? You could get a nasty case of bible butt doing that…

          • noni

            and hope it isn’t still Holy.

    • Rocketeer500

      They make good kindling.

      • Soren456

        Presto Logs, when shredded and formed.

    • noni
  • crewman

    If your belief system tells you that if you do something that would normally kill any other person but it won’t kill you because you believe, then you need a new belief system.

    • John Masters

      Like the guy “taking up the serpent” recently, who died of a snake bite after he refused treatment.

      • Chucktech

        Really! If I were he, I’d begin to think gawd don’t luv me no more.

        • John Masters

          They never get it. When they get all worked up about how God’s going to destroy this state or that state over these issues, I point out that CT has had gay marriage for 10 years. Economy is doing fine, low divorce rate, high graduation rate, good schools, etc. Texas, where they have been doing their damnedest to keep the gays in their place was flooding, has one of the highest divorce rates in the country, one of the highest teen pregnancy rates, one of the highest poverty rates, one of the lowest graduation rates, etc. So, if you step back and take a look, who does it appear God is blessing (if you believe that kind of stuff)?

          Maybe, just maybe their on the wrong side of history, but they’d never consider the obvious.

          • Chucktech

            God probably just HATES christians…

    • joe ho

      most of these belief systems are based on the arrogant assumption that you don’t really die anyway, your consciousness just “passes”.

    • Todd20036

      Depends. Fucking for hours can kill some people (with heart conditions).

  • Mark

    Back when Batman was all the rage on TV, my youngest brother tied a towel on for a cape – and then jumped off the end of the sofa. Broke his arm. He was 5 at the time.

    And this dumbass at 73 is trying to emulate another cartoon character. Didn’t end well for either of them…

    • Reality.Bites

      My older cousin did that as Superman. When I was told this as a cautionary tale as a child my reaction was, “but Superman’s powers have nothing to do with his cape. It’s because he’s from Krypton.”

      • Todd20036

        You were wiser as a young child than this old fart was at 73.
        Oh well. A Darwinian-esque death.

        • Jeff Matchan

          If he already had kids (which is likely since those fundies breed like rabbits), it’ll have to be just an honorary Darwin award. He’s already passed down his genes.

      • wmforr

        My nephew was a huge fan of Batman cartoons. When his Mom finally got him a Batman costume, he wanted to go up and jump off the garage, because he thought he could fly. She found it amusing.

        I found it worrisome. He’s a Batman fan and thinks Batman can fly? That’s Superman, dodo bird!

      • StSean

        marry me.

    • Goodboy

      One time while I was playing wonder women I accidently tied my magic lasso around a neighborhood kid and choked the shit of him. Ok maybe it wasn’t so much an accident.. 🙂

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      My cousin did the exact same thing around that age, off the top of the garage.

      • JIM W

        I once convinced my younger brother to jump off the top of our barn with a paper weather balloon parachute we had found in the pasture. He did it, but he always did sit in the dumb row at school.

        • MDB

          My older brother just pushed my sister off the roof; she broke her arm. No flying skills involved ! Jerk, we weren’t allowed to climb that tree and play on the roof after that !!!

    • TKW

      I tried an umbrella off a very small building when I was five. It took more than a spoon full of sugar to get over than one.

    • sword

      I did better than that…I wore the exact same costume (a towel) and jumped out of a barn hay loft. I found out that a 6 year old does bounce when you belly flop from 20 feet high.

  • DesertSun59

    Huh. Imagine that. A mere worm (a human) attempting to emulate a deity.

    • Chucktech

      That’s why he’s currently in HELL, the brazen blasphemer!

  • JaniceInToronto

    More Christians should emulate Jesus exactly like this. They should also start right away, no putting it off.

  • SunsetGay

    “He was a very spiritual man.” Said a close relative.

    He was a mentally deranged man who needed to be committed to a professional psychiatric ward. If you cared about him, you would have had him committed to save him from himself.

    • noni

      Religious Freedom!

    • BearEyes

      I cringe every time I hear some ner-do-well described as a “he was such a good christain”

    • Goodboy

      Yeah, daddy. You’re doing it. Just like Jesus. Only 10 more days to go…Someone’s getting their inheritance a little earlier now.

      • noni

        Now there’s a death panel Sarah Palin agrees with!

    • Chucktech

      “Honey, yer too OLD to play Jeezis…”

  • noni

    Can we encourage Pat Robertson to go on a 40 day fast?

    • Snarkaholic

      He’d do great at that; he’s already been on an information fast…for 85 years!

  • clay

    In Zimbabwe. I was thinking the Philippines.

  • John Masters

    Of course it’s generated a conversation about biblical fasting, and the Bible does require it, but as they do with everything they don’t want to abide by, they’ll weasel their way around that one, and continue to hang on to the only ones they seem to care about, the anti-gay ones.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Man does not live by martini’s alone.

    • Reality.Bites

      Women, on the other hand…

  • noni

    He’s going to hell now.

    Suicide.

    • BearEyes

      yup

    • b

      Coming closer to assisting good gay families is getting right with God. He should have tried that first.

      • noni

        That’s not popular or trendy in Teabag circles.

    • Snarkaholic

      Since they are doing the same thing, more slowly and in reverse, will blimps like Brian, Maggie, and Rush count as suicides, too?

      • noni

        Well if you look at the Catholic Catechism rules and regs, every move you make, every breath you take you have to be very afraid because everything has a rule and reg and you must live your life in a constant catch 22 with every rule contradicting another.

        Which of course makes it convenient to control people using your religion and church.

        As an example look up and down the comments here on this thread. We’ve got some commenters saying this guy is going to heaven, getting closer to jesus, etc. Others saying he’s going to hell for suicide. Which is it?

        Sick how the whole religious baloney is all contradictory yet people believe this shit. A belief that changes on any given day or minute.

        • Jeffg166

          No matter what you do, think or say you are going to hell so why bother.

        • Chucktech

          No, no, he’s clearly going to hell for blasphemy!

          • FleshyLighty

            Just being yourself means you blaspheme ‘allah’, i don’t see gay sadz over that, just the Christian sadz. #UNequalEquility

        • motordog

          I imagine he’s just going to decay in his coffin, six feet under.

          • noni

            What? No hocus pocus?

    • Ginger Snap

      That was my first thought too. I guess he missed the day they taught that at church.

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      There used to be a wickedly funny joke about the traffic in Madrid:
      Q – Why do they paint those pedestrian crossing stripes across the streets?
      A – So you can be buried in a Catholic cemetery.

  • ColdCountry

    Sad.

    • thatotherjean

      Yeah, I think so. Of all the things he might have done to follow Jesus–feed the hungry, help the poor, look after the planet, not hate people who were different from himself–he chose that. I feel sorry for him and his family.

  • vorpal

    “He was a very stupid man. It’s unsurprising he had to die this way.”

    Fixed that for you, anonymous relative.

  • jomicur

    Aw, gee, ain’t that just too bad?

  • gaymex

    hahahahahahahhahahaha.

  • dcurlee

    I have my beliefs and trust me my belief and common sense would tell you that would be a stupid thing to do. I don’t wish death on anyone but this is just down right stupidity.

  • MBear

    all christians should strive to be more christlike and fast for 40 days & 40 nights regularly and consecutively

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      I have 40, will anyone make it 50… 40 going once, going twice….

      • LonelyLiberal

        42!

        • Todd20036

          Well that is the answer to life, the universe, and roughly everything.

        • Octavio

          YUUP!

    • Goodboy

      Too bad that most of them just use it to back up their bigotry. More lip service then actual believers.

    • Steverino

      The FRC was encouraging its followers to do this before the Supreme Court delivered the Obergefell ruling. I guess Gawd let the court rule as it did, since they cheated and didn’t starve themselves to death. But then, who would be left to grift had they all died? Oh, decisions, decisions… Serving Gawd vs. serving Mammon, and Mammon wins again.

      • MBear

        ma mammon weer all crazee now

  • Michael White

    I guess jeebus wasn’t impressed.

  • GayOldLady

    “It’s unfortunate he had to die this way,” …….. He didn’t have to die that way!!!

    • Chucktech

      Excuse me, don’t you think this was obviously GOD’S WILL??

      • GayOldLady

        Or the Devil’s!!!!

    • Octavio

      His choice — or nature’s for him being so stupid.

  • ElJiffy

    But he was fast-tracked to Jesus, so what’s the problem?

    • Chucktech

      90 years old doesn’t sound like much of a fast track to me…

      • Todd20036

        73. Not young, but not old either.

      • ElJiffy

        Maybe it took him awhile to find his niche in life

  • David L. Caster

    Darwin at work.

  • LovesIrony

    Happy idiots day to him

  • MattM

    He literally stupid-ed himself to death.

  • octobercountry

    I imagine a good many people could survive a 40-day fast, actually—depends on your weight at the beginning, and the state of your health. But if you’re frail and elderly—nope, not a good idea.

    I once did a fast just as an experiment (nothing to eat or drink at all except water); lasted 14 days until I said “the heck with it.” You get a natural sort of high when fasting—which is why I guess the religious recommend it, because it makes you more in tune with “the spiritual planes” or something. But actually, that’s just a way of saying when you go without food for that long, you get really spacey at times!

    • Chucktech

      I think what you’re experiencing is your brain shutting down from lack of nutrition.

      That’s an extremely dangerous condition if you’re already starting with the christian brain.

      • RoFaWh

        The Mayans of yore had a much faster way of attaining a hallucinatory state: blood letting until you were weak and dizzy, whereupon the gods began speaking to you.

        The men drew blood from the penis using a sting ray spine; the women drew blood from the tongue using a length of heavy twine with sharp thorns embedded in it. There’s a famous Mayan stele relief of the practice.

        • Chucktech

          Yikes!

    • motordog

      I also attempted a fast…after an hour, I was hungry, so I ate something. Oh well, willpower was never my strong point.

  • TJay229

    In better news…

    MASTERPIECE CAKES LOST.. AGAIN!

    The Appeals court told him (see pic)

    • pj

      pay up dumbass

  • shellback

    “Tragedy for christian copying jesus’ 40-day fast”
    I fail to see the tragic part.

    • Chucktech

      The comedic part, however, that’s pretty much gold!

  • b

    An evil man. A dead man by rights.

  • MikeBx2

    He probably claimed to be pro-life. Wouldn’t this qualify as suicide?

  • John Ruff

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

  • Justin

    If by spiritual you mean self-destructive, then, yes, he was very spiritual.

  • Polterguest

    I wish there were more religious people like him.

    • Todd20036

      I don’t always see, but when I do, I see what you did there.

  • noni

    He was just following the self destruction instructions clearly provided in the Bible.

  • another_steve

    Did Jesus really look like Jim Caviezel?

    If so, can I becomz a Christian please?

    • Webslinger

      I know…Jim is so fucking hot…fuck me sexy Jesus

      • another_steve

        The theme has been done, hon.

        Don’t know about Jesus himself doin’ the nasty, but plenty of gay porn has the “fuck me hot Father, for I have sinned” theme.

        • Webslinger

          WOW thanks for the clarification you are a bastion of information…

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    These Christian fanatics have a death wish. They remind me of the Muslim fanatics who want to kill innocent people.

  • wmforr

    Doesn’t he know that Jesus doesn’t want you to fast like that. He wants you to handle poisonous snakes like a normal person.

  • Joe in PA

    I could sure go for some Jim Caviezel about now.

    Yes, I’m that shallow @Todd20036:disqus. 🙂

    • Brian in Valdosta

      Mmmm Jim Caviezel.

      I love that line in the parody song “Iran So Far” (making fun of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) that Adam Samberg did with Maroon 5 on ‘Saturday Night Live’ a few years ago. The line says,

      “They call you ‘weasel’
      They say your methods are medieval.
      You can blame the Jews,
      I could be your Jim Caviezel”.

      Haha – those guys are brilliant.

      https://screen.yahoo.com/snl-digital-short-iran-far-000000189.html

  • Brian in Valdosta

    Look, it sounds to me that this man died doing exactly what he wanted to do. And his actions, religiously motivated as they were, hurt no one but himself. And that, as several commenters have pointed out, is a refreshing change.

    I say ‘good for him’.

    As for the christians and christianists discussing fasting, I think that a better focus of their attentions would be the whole “Forty Days” thing. It is clearly a hyperbole. After all, we have seen this before with Noah and the rain that lasted for forty days and forty nights.

    It is a metaphor for a lengthy period during which the subject must suffer or undergo some sort of trial. Nothing more. Nothing less. As the stories go, Noah endured a flood and survived through his religious piety; and Jesus also endured hardship in the form of fasting, getting lost in the desert, and being tempted by Satan, and he too survived through his religious piety. Such wonderful examples for people.

    NOT LITERAL EXAMPLES, though. That’s another lesson for religionists.

    • TampaDink

      We have learned that when it comes to reporting on time spans, the authors of the bible were never to be believed, as most would have understood by the “7th day” in Genesis.

      • And the age at which Noah was circumcised.

    • zhera

      But but but, the bible must be interpreted LITERALLY!!!!!111!11111!

  • RaygunsGoZap

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Ah. That felt good.

  • RoFaWh

    He was a very spiritual stupid man.

    Sadly, he was past the age of reproduction, so his genes have not been subjected to natural selection.

  • Jan Wesselius

    Why don’t the Christians set themselves afire like the monks did in Vietnam. Much more spectacular way of making a statement.

    • RoFaWh

      The smell, man, the smell!

    • People4Humanity

      … going out with a whimper, instead of a

    • Octavio

      The Buddhist monks felt sincere piety and burned with dignity to protest inhuman violence. Christains don’t have that sort of commitment . . . except when it comes to destroying others. 🙂

  • Ginger Snap

    Another death caused by religious brainwashing.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Just because your grandfather told you about his walking of 40 miles to school barefoot back in the day does not mean it’s true. I have yet to catch any fish the span of two wide arms from the same lake that my friends told me that someone else caught either.

  • Harley

    One less right wing voter. Hallelujah and ramen.

  • douglas

    He should have just walked on water like those African pastors…………..death would have been much faster.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Next!

  • Blake Jordan

    He did this to himself, no one should be sad…

  • John P.

    I think I’d rather hear about Jim Caviezel. He’s a Jesus that I could get get behind of… or in front of.

  • delk

    Hey Kim Davis! You aren’t fasting the right way.

  • JIM W

    I don’t have any problem with dumb-asses who don’t understand it’s not o.k. to go without nourishment. I’ll bet if left to their own devices, some of these xtians would walk unprotected into a fiery furnace, or den of lions. Myths are bad for children and other living things.

  • MDB

    Gee, no food or nourishment for 30 days ? What could POSSIBLY
    have gone wrong ????
    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_6-Uxg3BTLvg/TBpTQZedQPI/AAAAAAAAB1k/7t4QmTNtNrU/congratulations-idiot.jpg?imgmax=800

  • FleshyLighty

    Something tells me if ‘allah’ told him to do it JMG wouldn’t have a snarky write-up. smh

    • Octavio

      I dunno. Regardless of what imaginary friend told him to do it, it was pretty stupid to buy into the hallucination. 🙂

    • zhera

      ‘Something’ is wrong. You need better sources.

  • Robert Conner

    Why don’t they just opt for crucifixion and get it over with?

  • Cuberly

    In a lot of cultures fasting is a ceremonial component of their beliefs. I remember reading where you can even have hallucinatory visions. Not going to mock him, it’s sad he did what he did but chances are he was tripping-balls up to the end.

  • Hue-Man

    Thirst/dehydration will kill you faster.

    “This U.S. Forestry Service survival training guide suggests 3 days without water is a serious threat to survival.”
    http://ask.metafilter.com/41162/How-long-can-humans-last-without-water

    • Octavio

      Although there are always exceptions, the general rule of survival are: 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food. Pushing beyond those numbers usually leads to death.

  • 2karmanot

    Starving for Jeebus…oh, the irony. It dies.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I would like to say I’m somewhat saddened by this, but truth be told, no. He was fool, albeit an old fool, who believed myth over fact and paid the price for his idiocy.

  • Octavio

    I took a 30-day survival camping course when I was an undergrad in college. We had 14 days of class training, then we were dropped off in the middle of The Mazes in Canyon Lands National Park. We were allowed to take a back pack with extra clothes and a sleeping bag, two matches (two, count them, two), a gallon of water, 16 ounces of dry mixed grains and a minimalist first aid kit. After 10 days of spending most of my time looking for potable water I found a clear spring and stuck by it. Others weren’t so lucky. I made it the entire 30 days before being retrieved, which was actually a rescue, but the university sponsoring the course would never use that kind of language. Upon retrieval I had dropped from 155 to 132 pounds. To this day I have a particular fondness for purselane, a common weed that grew everywhere in the desert. It’s great sauteed in butter and folded into a two-egg omelette. 🙂

    • Ben in Oakland

      Where did you get the eggs, the pan, or the butter?

      • RoFaWh

        They grow on trees in Utah.

        • Ben in Oakland

          Of course. how could a city boy like me know that?

      • noni

        He prayed to Jesus.

        but it was the genie in a bottle that gave him three wishes.

  • TampaDink

    Ever notice how JMG fails to report when the Amish starve themselves to death in the name of religion?
    (Sorry, I couldn’t resist after reading the trolling done by something called fleshylighty in the thread about the latest illegal act of bigotry by the KY marriage hypocrite….I see that same “user” has posted in this thread too.)

    • RoFaWh

      I doubt any Amish would do that. Amish and Mennonite cooking are well-known for their solidity; they provide diets for men engaged in hard physical work.

      • TampaDink

        I know. My snarky comment was intended to snipe at “fleshylightly”.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Human beings cannot emulate mythical creatures that never existed. Thank you for proving that fact.

  • “It’s unfortunate he had to die this way.”

    As one of my students said of her imminent demise from lung cancer 30 years after having quit smoking: “Well, we’ve all got to die from something.”

  • TexPlant

    Well, he will be in for a big surprise when nothing happens. 🙂

  • zhera

    Did he also try to walk on water? Maybe he’ll try to come back to life. Emphasis on try.

  • JT
  • stuckinthewoods

    Sorry he couldn’t out-fast Jesus. He should have fasted harder.

  • SilasMarner

    Well you know how the old saying goes…”there’s no fool like an old fool’!

  • ElJiffy

    Btw, that is some awesome manscaping on the ‘Jesus’ of Jim Caviezel. Clearly, what the good Lord didn’t spend on food He spent on grooming

  • anne marie in philly

    one less idiot in the gene pool! bwhahahahahahaha!

  • John T

    I see three more-or-less equally likely possibilities here:

    1. The man actually died of something embarrassing (like syphilis) and his family retconned the story to make it sound like he died a pious death
    2. World Net Daily is completely fabricating this story, because that’s what they do
    3. The old man was an idiot who deserves a Darwin award.

  • LAguy323

    Mythology kills.