Friday, June 24, 2005

True Miracles

I am assuming this story is accurate and true. It has been picked up by all the LameStream Media sources. The mere fact that I would preface this story that way is a testament to its miraculous nature.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A 12-year-old girl who was abducted and beaten by men trying to force her into a marriage was found being guarded by three lions who apparently had chased off her captors, a policeman said Tuesday.

The girl, missing for a week, had been taken by seven men who wanted to force her to marry one of them . . . . She was beaten repeatedly before she was found June 9 by police and relatives on the outskirts of Bita Genet, Wondimu said. She had been guarded by the lions for about half a day, he said.
They didn't just guard her. They kept her from the kidnappers, and walked away when the rescuers arrived.


"They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest," Wondimu said. "If the lions had not come to her rescue, then it could have been much worse. Often these young girls are raped and severely beaten to force them to accept the marriage," he said.
The story is corroborated.

Tilahun Kassa, a local government official who corroborated Wondimu's version of the events, said one of the men had wanted to marry the girl against her wishes.

"Everyone thinks this is some kind of miracle, because normally the lions would attack people," Wondimu said.

Ya think!?

I don't mind having the skeptical point of view in the story. But is this the best explanation they can come up with?

Stuart Williams, a wildlife expert with the rural development ministry, said the girl may have survived because she was crying from the trauma of her attack.

"A young girl whimpering could be mistaken for the mewing sound from a lion cub, which in turn could explain why they didn't eat her," Williams said.

Then why did they let her go when the search party arrived?

Daniel in the Lion's Den anyone?

h/t Colorado Cat

2 Comments:

At 11:51 AM, Blogger tee bee said...

Nice story. It's heartening to have stuff like this to come back to after all the SCOTUS BS.

Then again, those are some really gay pics and stories up there. I'm smiling, yes I am.

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger KJ said...

I can't help the themes lately. I work with the medium given me.

 

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