Take that story with a giant grain of salt
I know that faith alone is a very unreliable guide to the truth. But I want very badly to believe this is true, and I would like encourage as many other pastors as possible to attempt the same thing. Who knows, one of them might actually succeed and win the 2023 Jesus Hat, and if none of them do, at least they might inspire lots of lay christians to follow suit. The world would be a better (if not necessarily holier) place.
I don't even believe the 18-day record- food, maybe, but water? Dehydration can kill in as little as two or three days... I might believe a week, at the very most, in a 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 humid environment, with 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 documentation by medical professionals... but more than 𝘵𝘸𝘪𝘤𝘦 that? Guinness either missed something, or they were paid to miss something. Humans aren't camels; we have no internal means of storing water for later use, and we leak like sieves from all over every part of our bodies on a constant basis.
I don't know why they call it fasting; it goes so slowly.
Fasting is very difficult. To keep up your strength, you should eat three meals every day.
Must have been fasting to the wrong god.
"These stories always have crocodiles."
Crocodiles can go for a year without eating. But if a preacher comes their way, they can't resist.
"40-day Jesus fast"
I've been fasting from Jesus for a lot more than 40 days.
This article is fake news!
I’ve been seeing this story all week, I’ve ignored it every time. Nothing about it interests me. Preachers are all grifters. Faith is folly. Fasting, especially this extreme, is ridiculous and dangerous. Even the idea that this might work to support atheism, proving faith is folly, is just a bit selfish and cruel.
Gosh, how the BBC have fallen from their reputation for accuracy. 😞
Christians telling tall tales? Impossseroo.
40-day Jesus fast? I find this story hard swallow.
Well, it made it to Twitter via an africanews.com tweet, so it must be true.
Space Karen ..., er ..., Saint Elon and his digital parchment are the blue-check standard of accuracy!
The web site also has a picture of allegedly a Portuguese bishop wearing a crucifix AT A NEWS CONFERENCE and EVERYTHING! (But, we don't see the bishop, just black fabric and a crucifix.
Lot's of details on the pastors history on this kinda thing, and it couldn't be "Merely corroborative detail ...", cuz Jesus.
OT - Here we go again
𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫, 𝐟𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡
What would Jesus do? Starve and dehydrate himself so he could die and become God.
I learned long ago to double and triple check everything I read or hear. Besides, 40 days was never meant to be taken literally, according to biblical scholars. The article was undoubtedly meant to ridicule people in South America, who happen to be largely religious Catholics. This is a case of "holier than thou," the Catholics vs. The Evangelicals.
"I’ve already seen this story appear on Yahoo! News..."
Well, there ya go...
I don't trust Yahoo News, I prefer to get my news for a reliable source...like The Onion.
You can only live for 3 days without water. So... I am dubious.