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Pastor dies while attempting 'resurrection'

By T.K. Randall
August 21, 2021 · Comment icon 43 comments

Suffice to say, don't try this at home. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Tommy Sea
A pastor in Zambia was found dead while trying to emulate the three-day resurrection of Jesus.
According to reports, James Sakara - the pastor of the Zion Church in Chidiza, Zambia - became so convinced that he could come back to life after three days that he decided to attempt the feat by means of being buried alive in a grave dug by three of his own church members.

While most of those in attendance were reluctant to assist, he eventually set things in motion by lying down in the newly dug grave with his hands tied behind his back.

Soil was then piled on top of him until he was well and truly buried alive.
Unsurprisingly, when church members returned three days later to dig him up and witness his 'resurrection', they instead found him very much dead.

Some attendees even attempted 'spiritual exercises' to revive him, but to no avail.

While one of the three men who assisted with the stunt has since handed himself into the authorities, the remaining two are still at large and are currently being hunted by the police.

Source: Oddity Central | Comments (43)

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Comment icon #34 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy 3 years ago
Without using the internet, can you show that people aren’t leaving religion ? Thats the kind of thing you expect of others, so can you do it yourself ? 
Comment icon #35 Posted by HSlim 3 years ago
I expect your question will either be met with silence or deflection. 
Comment icon #36 Posted by jpeniel333 3 years ago
People are leaving the church.  Well... people are GOING to church too.  You see, the logic that everyone is using is like saying "Cars are getting in wrecks.  soon we will have no cars".  People are born every day.  People join churches every day. So the argument is a moot point and is ALWAYS one sided.  But in reality it doesn't matter at all ...because BOTH religions and science and atheists and everything else are completely and equally flawed.  This is the problem with being a genius like myself (not bragging or making it up but I know you trolls so whatever)..  we have to just si... [More]
Comment icon #37 Posted by jpeniel333 3 years ago
usually it's met with silence because I don't bother checking "Notify me of replies".  I just come back when I'm bored or I feel like it.  I have been a member for over 2 years and only have about 20+ posts.  I'm not as addicted to trolls as you are.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy 3 years ago
Thats a very long way of saying no. 
Comment icon #39 Posted by HSlim 3 years ago
That's a lot of words just to say "no, I can't."
Comment icon #40 Posted by HSlim 3 years ago
Mmmmmk.   So the only ones who know the "truth" are you and Saponte and you have absolutely no way of backing that claim.     Makes sense. 
Comment icon #41 Posted by rashore 3 years ago
  Knock it off with the derogatory commentary about other members and the troll name calling please. 
Comment icon #42 Posted by jpeniel333 3 years ago
What is "Saponte"?  And I don't have to back up anything because I really just don't care anymore.  I stopped caring more than 30 years ago.  Worship science... Worship God, Worship a squirrel ...whatever you want. 
Comment icon #43 Posted by HSlim 3 years ago
My apologies.  Didn't care enough about your post to get the spelling right.

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