So much for the protection of the Lord.

Courtesy of the BBC:

A crocodile has killed a Protestant pastor who was baptising followers near a lake in southern Ethiopia.

Docho Eshete was conducting the ceremony for about 80 people on Sunday morning at Lake Abaya in Arba Minch town’s Merkeb Tabya district.

Residents and police told BBC Amharic a crocodile leapt from the water during the baptism and attacked him.

Pastor Docho died after being bitten on his legs, back and hands.

“He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one. All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor,” local resident Ketema Kairo told the BBC.

Look I know I’m a skeptic and everything, but I would think this might be the very thing that would shake your faith. Forever.

I mean if you cannot even count on your god to protect you long enough to perform a simple baptism, then how can you possibly think he would have your back for the long run? 

I’m just saying.