Snake handling preacher killed by snake

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posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:18 PM
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Well, another segment of the bible is shown to not be infallible- you know the verse that says Jesus' followers will be immune to snake venom? Well, apparently it's not true (surprise). The scary thing is that I used to believe things like this- long, long ago before I woke up.

Snake-handling preacher dies -- of snakebite

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posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:28 PM
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The only deadly poison in this story is religion. Snakes of course have a purpose on our lil planet, but going to church isnt one of them they belong in the wild or on a plane.

All religions should make snake handling mandatory. I can't think of a better example of evolution. Good riddance.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:30 PM
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He should have put more faith in the antivenom,than in god. How will his followers justify this?



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:31 PM
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Aahhh, the ways of the Lord...infinite...but more than anything IRONIC AS HELL.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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CB328
Well, another segment of the bible is shown to not be infallible- you know the verse that says Jesus' followers will be immune to snake venom? Well, apparently it's not true (surprise). The scary thing is that I used to believe things like this- long, long ago before I woke up.

Snake-handling preacher dies -- of snakebite

www.cnn.com...


Ego 0...snake 1. Shoulda taken medical help.....another reality show FAIL...


From your link... This is how the gene pool flushes...



(CNN) -- A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died -- of a snakebite.

Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middleborough police said.

On "Snake Salvation," the ardent Pentecostal believer said that he believed that a passage in the Bible suggests poisonous snakebites will not harm believers as long as they are anointed by God. The practice is illegal in most states, but still goes on, primarily in the rural South.


Des


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posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:53 PM
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Good.
Being stupid should hurt.

Hopefully his congregation learned a lesson here.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:54 PM
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He didn't believe hard enough?



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:57 PM
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Darwin was right. Natural selection and all...



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:58 PM
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Some of those people are almost immune to snake bites. Apparently, he wasn't. If you watch some old footage of the show 'Ax Men', you will see a man named Shelby Stanga. He picks up snakes, like the really bad ones(rattlers, cotton mouths) and lets them bite him. He has almost no reaction to it because he has been bitten so many times. I've heard of people like that before so I don't think it's fake.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 01:00 PM
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There is a lesson in all of this.

Something about playing with fire etc...



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 01:22 PM
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The shyster normally remove the poison gland, maybe someone switched his snake!

A venomoid is a venomous snake that has undergone a surgical procedure to remove or inhibit the production of venom. This procedure has been used for venomous snakes, kept for pets or used in public demonstrations, to remove the risk of injury or death when handled.



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posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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Adam

Eve

Preacher John Holbrook

Preacher Jaime Coots

Well played snakes.... well played...

I will never understand a religion that directs its followers to do something that, if common sense were applied, should not do.




Char-Lee
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The shyster normally remove the poison gland, maybe someone switched his snake!

A venomoid is a venomous snake that has undergone a surgical procedure to remove or inhibit the production of venom. This procedure has been used for venomous snakes, kept for pets or used in public demonstrations, to remove the risk of injury or death when handled.



en.wikipedia.org...


...and here we are trying to ban guns...
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posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 01:54 PM
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The preacher is a victim! He is innocent! He is. . . . oh wait. . . . . .

He's a Christian. So he's an idiot.




posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 02:00 PM
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Ironic?



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 02:11 PM
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I hope the snake is okay.

-Peace-



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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Doesn't the bible say not to step on snakes because you'll be bitten? How does this translate into "play with them in stressful environments and you'll be immune"?



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 03:52 PM
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TXRabbit
Darwin was right. Natural selection and all...


From my point of view both god and Darwin both agree with evolution.

I kinda liked the end of the video on
religion.blogs.cnn.com...
where he say that he wanna welcome everybody, and love everybody since god is love.



Pentecostalism or Classical Pentecostalism is a renewal movement[1] within Christianity that places special emphasis on a direct personal experience of God through the baptism with the Holy Spirit. The term Pentecostal is derived from Pentecost, the Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks. For Christians, this event commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the second chapter of the Book of Acts.


They seem to get that spirituality is more than a garment at least. May he enjoy himself wherever he now is. It was his time.
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posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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His was the ultimate example of personal responsibility.

If you're gonna go, go by doing what you want.



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 05:30 PM
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AccessDenied
He should have put more faith in the antivenom,than in god. How will his followers justify this?


It was the Lord's will. He was called home at this time for a purpose. Praise the Lord!



posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 05:32 PM
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CB328
Well, another segment of the bible is shown to not be infallible- you know the verse that says Jesus' followers will be immune to snake venom? Well, apparently it's not true (surprise). The scary thing is that I used to believe things like this- long, long ago before I woke up.

Snake-handling preacher dies -- of snakebite

www.cnn.com...


You used to believe that Jesus said His followers are immune to snake venom?

Good thing you woke up.

Seriously, though, the Word has never lied. People lied to you about the Word.





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