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Snakehandler dies of a ... yup .. snakebite.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, May 30, 2012.

  1. Saw this yesterday ..
    Pastor of snakehandling church in Jolo, W.Va., was bitten by a timber rattler during the service he later died.

    This is the first story ...

    This is the Daily Telegraph's second day ...

    The comments are obviously from some of his church members ...

    This is a second-day folo from the Charleston Daily Mail ...
  2. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    Being a Christian, I can understand the faith of snake handlers (even if I don't necessarily agree with it). However, waiting hours and hours after being bit to go to the hospital just makes me shake my head.
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Numbers, Chapter 21

    6 Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 7 The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

    8 The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” 9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.
  4. There's YouTube videos of these guys as well.. Complete with Rockabilly music!
  5. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    I was worried this thread was about Moe Szyslak.
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    fangs for posting this, sir.
  7. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    I don't think God meant it literally when it said "take up serpents" in the Bible. Metaphor, people. Metaphor!
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I would want out of Jolo, W.Va. by any means necessary too.
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

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  10. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Best kind of snake.....a dead one.
  11. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Trouser snakes can live.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    For anyone interested in the subject, Dennis Covington's "Salvation on Sand Mountain" — in which he befriends, attends services with and damn near gets converted by snake-handlers in east Alabama/west Georgia — is a fascinating read.

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