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2018-08-17 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Rattled! Horror moment US pastor is bitten by a deadly snake during a service leaving him drenched in blood
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Posted by JohnQC 2018-08-17 12:31|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1 Would have been worse if they hadn't milked the snake dry before the service.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-17 13:34||   2018-08-17 13:34|| Front Page Top

#2 2 Kings 9:8
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-08-17 13:44||   2018-08-17 13:44|| Front Page Top

#3 In the interests of linguistic accuracy, "pastor" implies a shepherd of a flock; I'm not sure what a flock of snakes is called, nor do I know the word for a snake-herder? Anyone help?

BTW: interesting Bible citation...at least in the translation I looked up....
Posted by Pheting Bumble3647 2018-08-17 13:49||   2018-08-17 13:49|| Front Page Top

#4 BTW: interesting Bible citation...at least in the translation I looked up....
I trot this out regularly. Just because something is in the Bible is no reason to carry it out literally. Some thought / reflection is helpful.
There is one part of the Bible that has proven absolutely true and for all time: Luke 2:1 (KJV)
"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed."
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-08-17 13:59||   2018-08-17 13:59|| Front Page Top

#5 Just because something is in the Bible is no reason to carry it out literally.

Ah, Job and his daughters.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-17 14:01||   2018-08-17 14:01|| Front Page Top

#6 "But his friend, also named Cody,"

This reminds me of "I'm Larry, and this is my brother Daryl, and this is my other brother Daryl."
Posted by ed in texas 2018-08-17 14:12||   2018-08-17 14:12|| Front Page Top

#7 WAAAAY back in my inquisitive youth a tent revival came to our small town. They were snake handlers. Several of us wanted to look at the snakes before the service so we sneaked behind the tent and found the cooler the snakes were in. Yes, they were on ice and very docile. One of the yoots who will forever remain nameless went home and got some terpentine which he then poured on the snakes. When the cooler was opened during the service the "pastor" reached in and grabbed a snake which, being very cranky by then, bit him.He didn't die but they left town very quickly.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2018-08-17 14:15||   2018-08-17 14:15|| Front Page Top

#8 not sure what a flock of snakes is called

A planeload
Posted by Frank G 2018-08-17 16:04||   2018-08-17 16:04|| Front Page Top

#9 A slithering? That's it, a bloody slithering of snakes.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-08-17 16:10||   2018-08-17 16:10|| Front Page Top

#10 I'm not sure what a flock of snakes is called

Langley?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-08-17 16:18||   2018-08-17 16:18|| Front Page Top

#11 Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Posted by DarthVader 2018-08-17 16:36||   2018-08-17 16:36|| Front Page Top

#12 The internet is full of answers:

Q: What Is a Group of Snakes Called?
A:
QUICK ANSWER
A group of snakes can be referred to as a den, bed, pit, or nest. The exception to this is a group of rattlesnakes, which is called a rhumba. CONTINUE

FULL ANSWER
Snakes are rarely found in groups. At times during the winter, snakes may congregate to brumate. This type of behavior is also common in bats and marmots.Groups of snakes will huddle together in a den or under rocks to ride out the winter months, conserving their energy until food becomes more abundant in the spring. Unlike hibernating, brumating animals remain awake but lay still to conserve energy.
All snakes are carnivores and swallow their prey whole. Generally, snakes eat alone and will not hunt for food together. Nearly every place in the world has snakes with the exception of Antarctica, Ireland and New Zealand.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-08-17 16:36||   2018-08-17 16:36|| Front Page Top

#13 Since the internets come to Kentucky,
Snake-handlers these days ain't as plucky:
"Fer Jesus, we seize
An obese Japanese...
If her nice rubber duck sez we's lucky!"
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2018-08-17 17:33||   2018-08-17 17:33|| Front Page Top

#14 The snake pastor story I was told by some old folks who knew about 1969. The story happened about 1908. The location - rural near Alma Nebraska.

A German speaking congregation was having a hard time finding a Lutheran pastor. They finally found one in Ky and he moved out with his family. People liked him and the church was prospering. Spring came around and it was time to give the church the old top to bottom cleaning. Some ladies bumped against the altar and heard rattles so ran to get their men folk. The peeked in and saw a pile of snakes in a basket. ... OHHH... The pastor was drug in and he admitted that Yes, he did like to do services with snakes sometimes and yes they had been in the church for months. Then his wife and kids were brought in. They had never heard of such a thing and were horrified as much as the good German Lutherans. Well, it was done in the revolution so it must be okay... They tared and feathered him and then tied him to the cow catcher of the next train leaving town. They avowed how they liked his wife and kids and they needed some charity now so they gave her the parsonage and 80 acres. The church was happy, the wife was happy, the kids were happy and nobody ever bothered to find out what happened to the pastor.
Posted by 3dc 2018-08-17 19:00||   2018-08-17 19:00|| Front Page Top

#15 Q: What Is a Group of Snakes Called?

A Congress?
Posted by CrazyFool 2018-08-17 20:39||   2018-08-17 20:39|| Front Page Top

#16 What Is a Group of Snakes Called?

Popes.
Posted by Woodrow 2018-08-17 20:50||   2018-08-17 20:50|| Front Page Top

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