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priest drowns trying to replicate jesus walking-on-water fable

physics (again) has trumped religious faith so kids, please do not attempt this at home nor at the seaside.

the daily record and other news outlets and blogs have reported that a priest in libreville, gabon, died last month trying to demonstrate how jesus walked on water.

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. an eyewitness said that kabele 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 round twenty minutes by boat.»

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

one reckons kabele should have started with the water-to-wine trick and slowly worked his way up to water-walking.