||1999 Darwin Award: Good Trumps Evil at Church
A middle-aged thief sat quietly through the Sunday service at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi. But when the offering basket was passed, fellow worshippers were astonished to see him stashing handfuls of the money in his pockets. Realizing he had been spotted, the thief fled
||2000 Darwin Award: Testing Faith
A splinter group of Jehovah's Witnesses that tests their faith by standing in traffic, lost one of their members when she was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 55 while professing her beliefs to the passing motorists. It
||2006 Darwin Award: Faithful Flotation
Gabon | During an impassioned sermon, a congregation was surprised to hear their 35-year old pastor insist that one could literally walk on water, if one had enough faith...
||1999 Urban Legend: Missionary Miscalculation
The ill-fated Reverend Newton Day was determined to bring religion to a tribe of satanic cannibals. He dragged his fearful wife and daughters into the jungles of New Guinea, where Tuoari tribesmen ate them all. Concerned locals said, We tried to tell him that Tuoaris
||1999 Darwin Award: Power of Satan?
A church held a pageant that culminated in an exciting climactic battle between God and Satan. A stage actor was hired to play Satan, and encouraged to use any means necessary to make the role more rea
||2014 Darwin Award: Resurrection FAIL
2 correspondents nominated the gullible acolyte who volunteered to be killed and resurrected by a holy man--and not a holy man who was experienced with the procedure, but a beginner who wanted to give it a whirl!
||2018 Darwin Award: The Missionary Position
John Allen Chau, a self proclaimed world explorer inspired by Livingston and Jesus, was killed by the very tribe of natives he was offering eternal life.
||2008 Darwin Award WINNER: Santa Ignorância
A Catholic priest ascended toward heaven on a host of helium balloons, in homage to Lawn Chair Larry. Sitting for 19 hours in a lawn chair is not a trivial matter...