beschizza at April 1st, 2014 08:10 — #1
technogeekagain at April 1st, 2014 08:42 — #2
I thought human sacrifice was out of style these days...
jardine at April 1st, 2014 08:53 — #3
Fire Capt. David Sadecki said Monday that it would be difficult for anyone to survive more than 30 minutes in the cold water.
How fucking cold is the water there? The chart here says 30-60 minutes to exhaustion in 40-50 F water. And that doesn't necessarily mean they're dead.
some_guy at April 1st, 2014 09:00 — #4
It's OK, he's with God now.
samsam at April 1st, 2014 09:13 — #5
I wouldn't normally try to forestall witty comments here, but... can we not? He's just a guy who happened to be religious, with a family who might one day be on the web looking at how people treated the news.
replicant1968 at April 1st, 2014 10:27 — #6
So, we're gonna ban baptisms now, right?
yancey_anderson at April 1st, 2014 11:03 — #7
Neptune does not condone lesser gods dabbling in His domain.
mag_pie at April 1st, 2014 11:44 — #8
It would be a good start...
geekman at April 1st, 2014 11:46 — #10
Whatever God wants... he keeps! Oh-hoh-hoh-ho....
technogeekagain at April 1st, 2014 11:59 — #11
I sorta agree that the jokes are in bad taste. On the other hand, the fact that it was posted on BB at all was effectively a call for snide comments... mostly directed at the preacher who chose a time and location where this was a potential hazard, rather than at the participants.
BoingBoing does lean cynical-to-sardonic. Compared to what some sites are going to do with this, we're being rather well behaved. That isn't a defense, just an observation.
pierrebalian at April 1st, 2014 11:59 — #12
Wow, if I were a superstitious person I would say god was trying to send them a message.
retepslluerb at April 1st, 2014 13:07 — #13
I'm divided. it's certainly tragic, especially for his relatives. Otoh it so screams “offending the wrong god”. Also, the Christian God loves drowning people.
I do not know the local water conditions, but my gut feeling is that it's akin to people honoring Sky Father buy jumping off a cliff.
unshaved_weirdo at April 1st, 2014 13:59 — #14
I don't know about that, I think a complete baptism would have required him to surface again.
shane_simmons at April 1st, 2014 15:02 — #17
Thank you for your insightful reply.
cowicide at April 1st, 2014 15:07 — #18
shane_simmons at April 1st, 2014 15:34 — #19
shane_simmons at April 1st, 2014 15:37 — #20
OK, now that I've called some of y'all out for being real jerks, I'll contribute:
Maybe he was a sacrifice to the Drowned God?
cowicide at April 1st, 2014 15:48 — #21
crenquis at April 1st, 2014 16:19 — #22
Damn, I better lay off that cardamom coffee -- I can read Arabic now...
editz at April 1st, 2014 16:53 — #23
Awaiting comment from Aeron Greyjoy.
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