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16-02-2014, 05:05 PM
pentecostal preacher earns darwin's award
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/natgeo-snake-sa...10245.html

Jamie Coots, one of the stars of National Geographic‘s reality show Snake Salvation, died Saturday of a poisonous snake bite. According to reports he refused medical attention after being bitten in his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name in Middlesboro, Kentucky and died shortly thereafter in his home. The show debuted last Fall centered on two Pentecostal preachers who handle deadly snakes as part of a century-old Appalachian practice originating from a Bible passage that suggests those anointed by God will not be harmed by a poisonous snake bite. Coots had previously been bitten nine times and lost a finger to a rattlesnake bite. He starred on Snake Salvation alongside Tennessee Pastor Andrew Hamblin, both of whom claim serpent handling is their First Amendment religious right. The pair have come under fire from authorities for hunting and collecting deadly snakes for their church services. Last year Coots pled guilty to illegally possessing and transporting three rattlesnakes and two copperheads in Tennessee after the state seized them in a traffic stop as he was driving them from Alabama to Kentucky.

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16-02-2014, 05:06 PM
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(16-02-2014 05:05 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  http://tv.yahoo.com/news/natgeo-snake-sa...10245.html

Jamie Coots, one of the stars of National Geographic‘s reality show Snake Salvation, died Saturday of a poisonous snake bite. According to reports he refused medical attention after being bitten in his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name in Middlesboro, Kentucky and died shortly thereafter in his home. The show debuted last Fall centered on two Pentecostal preachers who handle deadly snakes as part of a century-old Appalachian practice originating from a Bible passage that suggests those anointed by God will not be harmed by a poisonous snake bite. Coots had previously been bitten nine times and lost a finger to a rattlesnake bite. He starred on Snake Salvation alongside Tennessee Pastor Andrew Hamblin, both of whom claim serpent handling is their First Amendment religious right. The pair have come under fire from authorities for hunting and collecting deadly snakes for their church services. Last year Coots pled guilty to illegally possessing and transporting three rattlesnakes and two copperheads in Tennessee after the state seized them in a traffic stop as he was driving them from Alabama to Kentucky.

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16-02-2014, 05:25 PM
RE: pentecostal preacher earns darwin's award
Someone should add his picture to the wikipedia entry for "Schadenfreude"...
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16-02-2014, 05:25 PM
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(16-02-2014 05:05 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  http://tv.yahoo.com/news/natgeo-snake-sa...10245.html

originating from a Bible passage that suggests those anointed by God will not be harmed by a poisonous snake bite.

oldest trick in the book?

hey y'all - watch this!


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16-02-2014, 05:38 PM
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and the stupid shall be punished. Drooling

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16-02-2014, 06:57 PM
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Ancient religious man knew it was a scam and painted harmless snakes as poisonous ones.

Modern religious man, believes his own bullshit.

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16-02-2014, 07:00 PM
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He died because he didn't believe enough. Dodgy

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16-02-2014, 07:18 PM
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Really disappointing that National Geographic is not up for a second season. I mean, how are we going to know which of these preachers are divine enough to be snake handler preachers? And does this fall under natural selection?

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16-02-2014, 07:44 PM
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(16-02-2014 05:05 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  http://tv.yahoo.com/news/natgeo-snake-sa...10245.html

Jamie Coots, one of the stars of National Geographic‘s reality show Snake Salvation, died Saturday of a poisonous snake bite.

WOOTWOOT! There *IS* a Gawd! Clap

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16-02-2014, 07:53 PM
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