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Top 5 Tragic Deaths Of People Who Famously Mocked God

All religion in this world teaches its believers to abide by its holy laws. God also prohibits us from challenging its authority.

Fame, money and influence does not give you the licence to think you are beyond God's reach. Here are top 5 influential people who famously challenged God and ended up dead.

1. President of Brazil, Tancredo Neves

During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency.

It was reported that he really did get the votes. But, a day before he is took office as President, he died because of surgery complication that he underwent a few days before the inauguration.

2. John Lennon (The Beatles)

Almost everyone knows who The Beatles is. In the 60s the band became such a phenomenon. The ladies were head over heels in love with one of the band members, John Lennon.

Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said:

"Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, Today we are more famous than Him" (1966).

His remark had caused an outrage among their fans and triggered a protest rally where people expressed their anger by stepping and setting the vinyl record and The Beatles poster on fire.

In 1970, The Beatles disbanded.

On the 8 December 1980, John Lennon was shot six times by one of his fanatics in front of his house and died at the scene.

3. Marilyn Monroe (Hollywood Celebrity)

She had the perfect life anyone could dream of; remarkable wealth and great fame. Despite all that, Marilyn kept all of her sufferings to herself.

One day during filming, a preacher named Billy Graham visited her. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said: "I don't need your Jesus".

During that time, Monroe who was allegedly having a romantic affair with the President of the United States, John F Kennedy.

A week later, she was found dead in her bedroom. Theories of her death started to spread. Some say she was assassinated because of political conspiracies and in the end, the most accepted theory up to this day is she committed suicide.

It shows that she was suffering from a severe depression. In fact it is actually the right time for her to seek God, asking for help, not to take the easy way out by taking her own life.

4. Thomas Andrews (Titanic Shipbuilder)

Thomas Andrews was inspired to build a ship that will be legendary during his time. The ship was the biggest and modern in the world.

After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: "Not even God can sink it"

On 10 April 1912, Titanic set sail from America to Europe. An unprecedented tragedy occurred after four days sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship hit a large iceberg and slowly sank to the the bottom of the ocean, killing 1517 passengers with only 706 survivors. Andrews died on the ship.

5. Bon Scott (AC/DC Former Vocalist)

He was an Australian rock singer born in 9 July 1956. Scott in his golden days with AC/DC since 1974 had replaced Dave Evans as the vocalist of the band.

In 1979, AC/DC came up with a new album and one of the song sung by Scott is:

“I’m on the highway to hell.”

A year later, Scott was found dead on 19 February 1980 because he choked on his own vomit due to alcohol poisoning. Five months after his demise, AC/DC published an album titled ‘Back in Black’ in honour of the passing of their vocalist.

And so goes the stories of these tragic deaths of people who famously mocked God. Humans can only come up with theories but God alone knows the true reasons of their death.

Perhaps it is just a coincidence that they died after making a remark that seemingly insulted The Almighty.