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Snake Cult Woman Dies from Snake Bite
Posted 08 November 2006 - 01:41 PM
Linda Long, 48, was bitten Sunday at East London Holiness Church, where neighbors said the reptiles are handled as part of religious services, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Tuesday.
Long died at University of Kentucky Medical Center about four hours after being bitten, authorities told the newspaper.
"She said she was bitten by a snake at her church," said Lt. Ed Sizemore of the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.
Handling reptiles as part of religious services is illegal in Kentucky. Snake handling is a misdemeanor and punishable by a $50 to $100 fine.
Police said they had not received any reports of snake handling at the church.
Snake handling is based on a passage in the Bible that says a sign of a true believer is the power to "take up serpents" without being harmed.
Church officials could not be reached for comment.
Since this woman was 48 years old, it is not clear whether she became eligible for a Darwin award. It does seem that she must have lacked faith. Maybe she was secretly dating a lesbian evangelist preacher.
Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:47 PM
Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:12 PM
Well, obviously she wasn't a TRUE BELIEVER !
Obviously, she isn't the reincarnation of Steve Irwin (RIP) either.
Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:56 PM
Posted 08 November 2006 - 05:31 PM
(I am sorry I am such a heartless bastard, but I am a true believer in natural selection. Anybody so fucking stupid to believe in this shit deserves to be bitten.)
Posted 08 November 2006 - 05:35 PM
Posted 09 November 2006 - 01:21 PM
Handling reptiles as part of religious services is illegal in Kentucky.
But - but - doesn't that take away their freedom of religion? They should be allowed to handle snakes any time their Gawd-a demands it! And they should be encouraged to drink poison often, in order to prove to Gawd-a (who can read their every thought) that their faith is bigger than a mustard seed!
Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:21 PM
A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
--Leviticus 20: 27
Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:25 PM
In Luke 19:27, Jesus said, "Slay those who do not worship me as their king",
Does this mean you think I should be slayed because I don't worship Jesus?
Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:14 PM
Who do you think he was talking about?
Assuming of course that someone cares...
Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:17 PM
Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:32 PM
Your claim that atheists cherry pick the bible is as laughable as any idiotic Christian drool I have ever seen. I reject the entire stupid fucking Bible, every fucking word on every fucking page. That is far from cherry picking!
When I do refer to that malicious rag it is only to point out the multitude of internal contradictions and paradoxes.
Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:12 PM
DOC, I can't say this on JREF, but I can say it here. Get a life. And while you're at it, I suggest you read up on some basic logical fallacies so that you don't end up committing them left and right and making yourself look like an ass. You can start with the appeal to popularity and the appeal to authority, and work your way up from there.
Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:55 PM
my stance on the bible is this. I take nothing in it literally, take everything metaphorically, and view the Judeo-Christian God as a metaphor. The bible alone does not prove anything except that the bible, more specifically the people who wrote it, had opinions.
SilentKnight, the problem with taking the bible metaphorically is that there is no conclusive/precise interpretation--whose metaphor is accurate? The bible might as well be a Rorschach inkblot.
Is DOC also a troll at JREF?
Posted 03 July 2008 - 06:11 PM
Is DOC also a troll at JREF?
If indeed it is the same person, he carefully stays within the rules over there. He is certainly vexing and frustrating to deal with. The big difference is that over at JREF the moderation is very objective and stringent, while here we have a zero tolerance policy for religious proselytization.
Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:12 PM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:17 PM
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