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Evangelist preacher Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle.

But he drowned after walking out to sea from a beach in the capital Libreville in Gabon, west Africa.

One eyewitness said: "He told churchgoers he'd had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus.

"He took his congregation to the beach saying he would walk across the Komo estuary, which takes 20 minutes by boat.

"He walked into the water, which soon passed over his head and he never came back."

Franck Kabele, DailyRecord 99 Comments [9/1/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Jacques Cousteau

Try SCUBA next time, crab snack.

7/30/2007 7:47:44 AM

Miles G

I deman that ALL Christians attempt this trial of faith immediately. What have you got to lose? If you walk on water after invoking the assistance of the Holy Spirit, I (and undoubtedly many others) will denounce my ungodly adherence to Atheism and become the most fundamentalist Christian you ever did see. On the other hand, if you sink like a stone and drown like an unwanted kitten in a hessian sack, you'll get to be face-to-face with Jesus without having to wait around for that rapture that you're so keen on. So it's really win-win for you, isn't it? Now get ye down to the seaside/lakeside/riverback, and get walking on that water. Do it for JESUS!

9/23/2007 2:36:22 AM


Obviously he didn't have enough faith.

9/23/2007 4:29:56 AM


Darwin award fer sure.
You have my vote.

9/23/2007 5:12:24 AM

The Tyger

Criss Angel can walk on water. The preacher should have just paid him to do it.

I do not float. I can walk on the bottoms of pools.

9/23/2007 5:27:33 AM


Perfect example of a Darwin Award.

9/23/2007 9:33:36 AM


And thus, natural selection was proved.

11/2/2007 6:30:40 PM


Huh. I always thought that your body would force you to try and reach air if you began to drown.

I learn new things every day.

11/2/2007 8:03:44 PM

Brian X

King Canute did it to prove that he couldn't. Apparently this guy thought he could.


11/3/2007 12:04:54 AM

Cypress Gardens

Try it at about 50 MPH, then you can walk on water as long as you hang on to the ski rope.

11/3/2007 1:56:16 AM


Darwin Award, no doubt.

11/21/2007 12:48:36 AM

Egg Squizzlezep

Paging Dr. Northcutt... Dr. Wendy Northcutt... we can't do any more with this one. Could you come pick him up? He's more your speed anyway.

11/21/2007 1:31:28 AM


I'm suprised that no one stopped him.....

Then again, I probably should be not suprised if it was the church goers that was watching.

12/12/2007 4:23:41 PM


Too bad his followers didn't, you know, follow.

12/12/2007 5:18:17 PM


Oh, gawd. Seriously, I apologize for this dunderhead.


12/15/2007 1:31:30 PM

Philbert McAdamia

Maybe the rest of the congregation should go in afer him, and not come out until they find him.
Even The Big J has trouble walking on water these days what with the holes in His feet and all . . .

hyuck hyuck

12/15/2007 1:46:32 PM

Jacques Cousteau

Next time take some SCUBA gear.
Oh wait, there won't be a next time.


12/17/2007 7:34:53 PM


Although this is very bad, im gonna say he deserved it. He couldnt have stopped after he noticed it wasnt working?

4/30/2009 2:37:28 PM


ROTFLMAO....oh jeeze....oh man...my sides hurt...

4/30/2009 6:07:33 PM


Wow, I wonder what the crowd was thinking when the water passed the guys chest . . . didn't any of them think to maybe mention to the guy he wasn't actually, you know, walking on water?

Also, this only has a 4? Really?

7/17/2011 10:44:49 AM

Secretly Pagan

That's so sad.

5/2/2012 2:34:07 PM


Show 'em how its done brother Randy

5/2/2012 3:34:34 PM

This story is so bull; I mean the moment water went beyond your ankles you would know that it's not working, and to a demagogue, reputation is everything, so wouldn't he want to check his own claim before making a public spectacle out of it? The ONLY possible way this story can be true is, if the man was very seriously mentally ill, in which case this incident is just terribly tragic. I'm surprised that all the self-proclaimed enlightened ones, with overgrown intellects, and bulging brains would so completely fail to see this.

5/3/2012 1:03:08 AM

Darwin Award umpteened.

5/3/2012 1:37:43 AM

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