For Some Reason, a Bunch of Gullible People Think This Polar Bear is Praying to Jesus

When photographer Jessica Andrews heard that a polar bear was wandering around Newfoundland’s northeast coast where she lives, she grabbed her camera hoping for a glimpse… and she found it! She began taking pictures… and captured one particular pose of the bear standing up near a Christian cross.

Naturally, people are claiming the bear was praying. Because, don’t you know, this polar bear has accepted Christ in his heart.

She says she was captivated by the bear’s movements as it stood up and put a paw on the cross, then squatted down and looked up in apparent reverence as if in prayer.

Andrews says she didn’t notice it until she was going through the photos, exclaiming, “Holy crap, he’s praying!’”

If you look at her Facebook album, though, you can see other pictures of the bear near the cross. It’s not weird, then, that it would grab the pole. The bear would’ve done the same damn thing even if the cross-bar wasn’t there.

The bear wasn’t praying. The bear was just being a bear.

But I guess he has one similarity to Christians: Officials warned residents to stay away from the animal before something bad happens.

(Thanks to everyone for the link)

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