The Gods Do Bite…

… a break from Palin-mania.

There is an aspect of sacrifice in Christian worship (Exodus 29:38-46; Eph 5:1-2; Phil 4:18) whereby we are consecrated to God, placed upon a burning altar, ascend into heaven and become a sweet-smelling aroma to our God.  I don’t know if this is the Hindu equivalent, but dude…

Inspector Humayun Kabir said Rubel Sheikh and his mother travelled 50km from their home to visit the Muslim Khan Jahan Ali shrine, where the attack happened.

Kabir said hundreds of people visit the shrine every day to offer hens and goats to the five crocodiles living in the pond. Part of the ritual involves bathing in the water.

“He went into the pond hoping to be blessed when a crocodile attacked him and dragged him into the deep part of the pond,” Kabir said.

“This is a very unusual incident. Normally, the crocodiles are very friendly and do not harm people.”

Kabir said about 25 people dived into the pond following the attack yesterday, but could not find the man’s body.

It washed ashore today and had been largely eaten, he said.

(HT: Dave M.)

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4 responses to “The Gods Do Bite…

  1. If that’s what being “blessed” as a Hindu looks like, I think I’ll stick with good ol’ Christianity.

    And Al – get over the Sarah Palin thing. You’re just sounding bitter that you didn’t get the call from McWhatshisname…

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