Pastor dies while attempting to replicate 40-day fast of Jesus
By T.K. Randall
February 16, 2023 · 9 comments
The pastor went for 40 days without eating. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 WbgArchives
Pastor Francisco Barajah of Mozambique died from the effects of not eating anything whatsoever for over 5 weeks.
The ill-advised stunt, which attempted to replicate the story of Jesus fasting in the wilderness for 40 days while being tempted by the Devil, took such a toll on the pastor that he ended up dying.
According to reports, Barajah visibly deteriorated as the days went by and became weaker and weaker.
After 25 days without food he had become quite sick and by the 38th day he was in a very bad way.
By the time he had completed the fast he had developed severe anemia and was so ill that his internal organs had sustained damage and he was no longer able to digest food.
Despite efforts to rehydrate him, he died last week in a hospital in the city of Beira.
Ultimately, it's not particularly surprising that the pastor lost his life; while it is possible to survive for 40 days without food, it is highly dangerous and could easily prove fatal.
Some reports even implied that he had gone without water as well, although this is thought to be impossible because even the world record for such a feat stands at only 18 days.
Suffice to say, don't try this at home.
Source: The Daily Beast
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