01 June 2012

... and then you die

The logic of the event is inescapable:

A "serpent-handling" West Virginia pastor died after his rattlesnake bit him during a church ritual, just as the man had apparently watched a snake kill his father years before.
And it (the event) has developed in an expected way:
Robin Vanover, Wolford's sister, told the Washington Post that 30 minutes into the outdoor service, Wolford passed around a poisonous timber rattlesnake, which eventually bit him. "He laid it on the ground," Vanover said in the interview, "and he sat down next to the snake, and it bit him on the thigh."
As the good pastor himself used to say:
"Anybody can do it that believes it," Wolford said. "Jesus said, 'These signs shall follow them which believe.' This is a sign to show people that God has the power."
I wouldn't argue with that, although I have to say that the deity obviously has the power to command that snake to bite one on one's arse. And what can one learn from the story?

Snakes bite.


yitzgood said...

Ein somchin al haneis.

yitzgood said...

Not to mention, "Don't test the L-rd, your G-d."

SnoopyTheGoon said...


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Apparently he was not testing as much as submitting. At least according to his credo.

shaun downey said...

It's not just the snake handling this sect also goes in for drinking strychnine...Lunatics!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, if one drinks strychnine it makes it easier then to handle a snake, I guess.