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Snake-Handling Pastor Dies After Bite
New York Times ^ | FEB. 16, 2014

Posted on 02/16/2014 8:58:59 PM PST by Second Amendment First

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic reality television show “Snake Salvation” died Saturday after being bitten by a snake.

The Middlesboro Police Department said Sunday that emergency medical workers received a call around 8:30 p.m. Saturday about a snakebite at a church.

When an ambulance arrived, emergency workers were told the pastor, Jamie Coots, had been bitten and had gone home. Ambulance crew members went to his house, where Mr. Coots refused medical treatment, they said, and left around 9 p.m. They returned an hour later and found Mr. Coots dead.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: darwin; dnctalkingpoints; pravdamedia; religion; snake; waronchristianity
What could have gone wrong here?
1 posted on 02/16/2014 8:58:59 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Well, seeing as how this is the third thread today that I’ve seen, I guess it’s a popular story.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 9:00:35 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

My apologies for posting, but search didn’t show any. Not worth posting anything anymore anyway.


3 posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:20 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Gentlemen, playing with your snake is bad for you.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 9:10:10 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: Second Amendment First

No biggie. Don’t get rattled!


5 posted on 02/16/2014 9:16:16 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Second Amendment First

It’s SO simple: the pastor was a moron.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 9:32:34 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Second Amendment First

Reminds me of the story by “Windy” Bagwell. They were singing in a church and the preacher brought out some snakes. He asked one of the members “Where’s the back door?”

“There ain’t a back door” was the reply.

“Reckon where they want one?”


7 posted on 02/16/2014 10:00:48 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Second Amendment First

Maybe they could do a game show about Russian roulette ?

Less than 10 people a year die from snake bites out of the more than 7,000 bitten each year.

This idiot pudge of flesh could have accepted the gift of the arts and science, which God made available for our discovery and its application for healing and health in our lives.

Darwin wins again ....


8 posted on 02/16/2014 10:02:11 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: cloudmountain

“It’s SO simple: the pastor was a moron.”

No, he was a sadly misguided fool, that took one verse from the Bible totally out of context and built (actually he was following what others started) a “religious” practice based upon it. I find it depressingly sad, and I don’t think it is at all funny. Although I strongly disagree with the penteconstalism/charismatic movements that this is an extreme form of, I can only feel sorry that nobody with “genuine” (and unadulterated) Christianity was able to reach him. His dying is not remotely funny or something to scorn.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 11:12:11 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Second Amendment First

Headline: Frog dies from scorpion sting, both
drown.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 11:18:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“My apologies for posting, but search didn’t show any.”

Not surprised - this site and the code it’s built on is so antiquated I’m surprised anything works.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 12:11:17 AM PST by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Second Amendment First

The irony is that these guys deny Darwin and do more to prove him right....

:)


12 posted on 02/17/2014 2:30:13 AM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: Second Amendment First

Usually the best search is one that picks out a word or two that are likely to be in any title for the story. In this case “snake.” Try it.

Exact titles don’t work well since the same story may have different titles, but all of them will have “snake.”


13 posted on 02/17/2014 2:47:54 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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Seems like your average protestant church.


14 posted on 02/17/2014 5:27:38 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: Vendome

I wonder what kind of snake and where he was bitten. The only snake indigenous to north america that will routinely kill an adult is the coral snake. All the others, unless you are unlucky enough to be bitten in a very vascular area or have venom injected directly into a vein, are unlikely to kill an adult. Make you real sick for a time yes, kill you no.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 5:33:22 AM PST by Mom MD
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To: escapefromboston
Seems like your average protestant church.

Seems like you're clueless. Then again, I was too when I was a Catholic.
16 posted on 02/17/2014 5:35:08 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Second Amendment First

It was a question of belief. The pastor believed the snake wouldn’t bite him, the snake belived he would.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 5:53:56 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Old Yeller

Just be careful with those snakes.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 6:14:44 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: Second Amendment First

You live by the snake , you die by the snake!!!


19 posted on 02/17/2014 9:03:10 AM PST by ontap
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To: escapefromboston

As opposed to all those Catholics running with those bulls??


20 posted on 02/17/2014 9:19:21 AM PST by ontap
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To: Sola Veritas
“It’s SO simple: the pastor was a moron.”

No, he was a sadly misguided fool, that took one verse from the Bible totally out of context and built (actually he was following what others started) a “religious” practice based upon it. I find it depressingly sad, and I don’t think it is at all funny. Although I strongly disagree with the penteconstalism/charismatic movements that this is an extreme form of, I can only feel sorry that nobody with “genuine” (and unadulterated) Christianity was able to reach him. His dying is not remotely funny or something to scorn.

He BUILT a "religious" practice based on ONE verse from the Bible...and you don't call him a moron. Perhaps the word "moron" offends you. Sorry. ONE verse does NOT a "religious" practice make! You know that. ANY pastor who does that shouldn't be a pastor. He KNEW better and STILL went ahead with what HE wanted to do. That is also arrogance in my book.
Sorry, pastors know better. They go to educational institutions that TEACH them these things. They are, I understand, quite good educational institutions.

I don't think his death was funny either and I did NOT say so. He does need our prayers. But then, MANY morons need our prayers...from any/every walk of life. Of course, you called him a FOOL and that is a VERY strong word too.

21 posted on 02/17/2014 2:03:05 PM PST by cloudmountain
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