I will be the first to admit that there are intelligent people of faith. These two shall not be numbered among them.
Pastor Jetsam and the Prophet Purina have both been swiftly and painfully disabused of their delusions of grandeur. Perhaps their faith was just not strong enough. How strong must one’s faith be in order to walk on water? Why strong enough to walk on water, of course.
I can sympathize a bit more with the Prophet Purina. Lions are among the most loving animals I’ve ever seen. It’s often difficult NOT to get out of the vehicle and want to lie down with them and pet them and cuddle up to them. The problem is that lions are extremely loving only to those in their pride. If you’re not already somehow in their pride, walking into their midst is just a quick way to have a very zen experience with the lions. The Prophet Purina, for instance, has now become one with the lions.
Here’s a tip for the religious among my readers, if I have any left. Believe in God? Fine. Believe in Jesus? Fine. Believe in Shiva? Fine. Believe in Allah? Fine. Believe in Zeus? Fine. Believe you are God or Jesus or Allah or Ganesh or Odin or … … … or even one of their specially hand-chosen prophets? That’s really likely to end badly.