MSNBC is reporting that a 46-year-old man in Taiwan “[lept] into a lion’s den at the Taipei Zoo on Wednesday to try to convert the king of beasts to Christianity.”
“Jesus will save you!” shouted the 46-year-old man at two African lions lounging under a tree a few meters away.
“Come bite me!” he said with both hands raised, television footage showed.
This story leaves many things to question. How does one successfully convert an animal to a religion? Do Lions have other gods? Are they Pagans, Buddhists, Jews? Furthermore, if he converted them would they have gone to mass? Would they accept the Eucharist?
Unfortunately the lions had been fed earlier in the day, otherwise this man would have won a Darwin Award.