Snake-handling resolution fails, pastor continues to challenge law

Jul 17, 2012 Full story: WBIR-TV Knoxville 64

Andrew Hamblin is the pastor of the Tabernacle Church of God in La Follette, where he routinely handles snakes during services.

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Kae England

La Follette, TN

#22 Nov 20, 2012
Read in your bibles chapter Mark 16-18.

“what's your major malfunction?”

Since: Aug 12

San Diego, California

#23 Nov 20, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
Snakes are so passe' and besides, they require care and feeding.

GUNS are a better way to show how much Yahweh loves you!

You know...good old Russian Roulette, the potentially lethal game of chance in which a player places a single round in a revolver, spins the cylinder, places the muzzle against his or her head, and pulls the trigger.

Let us see how much you REALLY trust your imaginary friend.
lol
Dupped

La Follette, TN

#24 Nov 20, 2012
I saw a documentary on snake handling. In this article they showed the so called preachers milking the venom from the snakes before taking up the serpent. Neat trick. Shows you how stupid people can be . Don't trust NO MAN. If you are going to handle snakes then DRINK POISON. See if your faith falters then. LOL
true believer

Greer, SC

#25 Nov 21, 2012
I believe in handling snakes if the good Lord tell you too like it says in the bible. But I also do believe some people take it out of contexts because if God allows you to handle snakes then shouldn't you be able to lay hands on the sick and heal them as well?. Others mostly go on traditions. Back in the day people was healed, men handled snakes without getting bit and etc. That's all possible today. The same God with them then is still with us now. He hasn't changed. Maybe if we would pray more and have true hearts it could be like it was then.
reality

La Follette, TN

#26 Nov 21, 2012
scariest thing on earth is a religious nutcase. case in point is the dangerously demented. true believer = evil. so very many and so very very scary most especially for our AND their children.
fluffy

La Follette, TN

#27 Nov 21, 2012
There is a big difference between faith and stupidity.
JUST ASKING

Knoxville, TN

#28 Dec 27, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
Thumpers have IMAGINARY punishment for people like that.
The idea that a person who murdered your loved one (and then escaped earthly punishment) is going to suffer forever offers some kind of solace I suppose... but there is absolutely no proof that hell is real.
Life is NOT fair, Hypocrites.
WANTING it to be doesn't make it so.
Imaginary? Look around you....what world do you live in. As far as I can see it we are in hell. Don't be foolish your whole life and play to be so educated that you actually become ignorant. God is real. We all know that. We may not want to believe or perhaps we pretend that it isnt real, but you have a loved one...or yourself to be afflicted of the world and then your know who is real and aint. See who you cry out to in an attempt to be healed then. Maybe you aint begun to live yet, so you dont really know the meaning of things just yet....atleast then you have an excuse, but if you have lived in this world for long enough to know better....good luck my friend.....you need something to help you get through it....if it aint God.....you might wanna find something!!!!
Anonymous

Georgetown, KY

#29 Dec 27, 2012
I have met and talked with the pastor of the church, and I don't know if I have ever met a nicer or more sincere person. I don't practice my faith as he does, but that is irrelevant.
As for those who don't believe in God, I respectfully disagree.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#30 Dec 28, 2012
JUST ASKING wrote:
<quoted text> Imaginary? Look around you....what world do you live in. As far as I can see it we are in hell.
I'm sorry you see life as miserable. I don't.
There is great beauty, love and joy.
There is also great sorrow, ugliness and injustice.
You will find that which you are looking for.
JUST ASKING wrote:
<quoted text> Don't be foolish your whole life and play to be so educated that you actually become ignorant. God is real. We all know that.
"WE?" Ummmm, no "we" don't. There is no proof of any deity.
Not everyone in the world believes in YOUR "god" ...and atheists, agnostics, human secularists and non-religious people are increasing in numbers.
"We" are beginning to see the foolishness of believing in the myths of primitive goatherders.
JUST ASKING wrote:
<quoted text> We may not want to believe or perhaps we pretend that it isnt real, but you have a loved one...or yourself to be afflicted of the world and then your know who is real and aint. See who you cry out to in an attempt to be healed then.
Just because I or someone I love may have an illness, you think I would start believing in a myth? Really?
No, I would consult a doctor or two and, if they said there was nothing to be done for the illness, I would accept the fact and make plans to enjoy what time is remaining.
JUST ASKING wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe you aint begun to live yet, so you dont really know the meaning of things just yet....atleast then you have an excuse, but if you have lived in this world for long enough to know better....good luck my friend.....you need something to help you get through it....if it aint God.....you might wanna find something!!!!
I have indeed lived long enough to know better(66 this month).
I have given religion and faith a good deal of thought.
Having been raised in the southern Baptist church (which I never saw the sense in), I have read and studied other religions and philosophies.
I've also studied how the brain works and human behavior.

People "believe" whatever they NEED/WANT to believe.

I don't "need something to help" me get through.
I don't need to believe in an invisible superbeing friend.
I don't need an emotional crutch.
I accept reality and, knowing that this life is all that we get, live it as fully as possible.
wow

United States

#31 Jan 3, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sorry you see life as miserable. I don't.
There is great beauty, love and joy.
There is also great sorrow, ugliness and injustice.
You will find that which you are looking for.
<quoted text>
"WE?" Ummmm, no "we" don't. There is no proof of any deity.
Not everyone in the world believes in YOUR "god" ...and atheists, agnostics, human secularists and non-religious people are increasing in numbers.
"We" are beginning to see the foolishness of believing in the myths of primitive goatherders.
<quoted text>
Just because I or someone I love may have an illness, you think I would start believing in a myth? Really?
No, I would consult a doctor or two and, if they said there was nothing to be done for the illness, I would accept the fact and make plans to enjoy what time is remaining.
<quoted text>
I have indeed lived long enough to know better(66 this month).
I have given religion and faith a good deal of thought.
Having been raised in the southern Baptist church (which I never saw the sense in), I have read and studied other religions and philosophies.
I've also studied how the brain works and human behavior.
People "believe" whatever they NEED/WANT to believe.
I don't "need something to help" me get through.
I don't need to believe in an invisible superbeing friend.
I don't need an emotional crutch.
I accept reality and, knowing that this life is all that we get, live it as fully as possible.
here you are again always puting down peoples faith if you don't believe in jesus why do you keep getting on here no one cares about your opion except your devil friends . why don't you go preach on how to get rid of wrinkles ( JESUS SAID the devil is a liar and the father of it. you are a liar!! and a disgrace and so is your pagan friend get on your own topix and leave us bible belters alone

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#32 Jan 3, 2013
wow wrote:
<quoted text>here you are again always puting down peoples faith if you don't believe in jesus why do you keep getting on here no one cares about your opion except your devil friends . why don't you go preach on how to get rid of wrinkles ( JESUS SAID the devil is a liar and the father of it. you are a liar!! and a disgrace and so is your pagan friend get on your own topix and leave us bible belters alone
Ummmm...no.
There are people who read these forums who are actually wondering, considering and thinking about why they believe whatever it is that they believe.
Hopefully, I and other pagans/agnostics/atheists can give them a few things to think about.
Oh, not you, of course.... You are blissfully happy in your childish ignorance.
wow

Henderson, NC

#33 Jan 8, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummmm...no.
There are people who read these forums who are actually wondering, considering and thinking about why they believe whatever it is that they believe.
Hopefully, I and other pagans/agnostics/atheists can give them a few things to think about.
Oh, not you, of course.... You are blissfully happy in your childish ignorance.
well the bible did say ( THE dEVIL COMES TO STEAL, KILL AND DESTOY ) your living "proff"....

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#34 Jan 8, 2013
wow wrote:
<quoted text> well the bible did say ( THE dEVIL COMES TO STEAL, KILL AND DESTOY ) your living "proff"....
"Proff" of what? "Destoy?"
Next time you are begging your invisible, imaginary friend to suspend the laws of nature just for you, ask "him" to teach you how to spell and punctuate.
Lawdy, lawdy...maybe you will get a MIRACLE!
hey u hypocrite trash

La Follette, TN

#35 Jan 9, 2013
wow wrote:
<quoted text> well the bible did say ( THE dEVIL COMES TO STEAL, KILL AND DESTOY ) your living "proff"....
this place is stuffed with you so-called 'christians' that are ALSO druggies that kill and destroy so what you got to say now DEVIL. NOTHIN so keep God out of your mouth and GTFO already. BUSTED!
wow

United States

#36 Jan 10, 2013
hey u hypocrite trash wrote:
<quoted text> this place is stuffed with you so-called 'christians' that are ALSO druggies that kill and destroy so what you got to say now DEVIL. NOTHIN so keep God out of your mouth and GTFO already. BUSTED!
you really sound so retarted right now. yea i might of left out a letter or 2 because i was writing so fast. but PLEASE you are talking out of your little mind get off meth and go to rehab wow!!
a real christian would not be on drugs. and who are you calling a hypocrite you don't even know me retart. how many real christians not fake ones do you know on drugs. i can tell your either off in the head or your a evil person or your a little teenager or your all three. get a life and stop putting your ugly mouth in to something you have no idea about grow up and stop acting like a devilish retart
wow

United States

#37 Jan 10, 2013
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
"Proff" of what? "Destoy?"
Next time you are begging your invisible, imaginary friend to suspend the laws of nature just for you, ask "him" to teach you how to spell and punctuate.
Lawdy, lawdy...maybe you will get a MIRACLE!
yea i am not in your classroom. it will take a miracle to get those nasty wrinkles off your devil face . yupp i love my invisible friend he is awsome. too bad you will be burning in hell with your other pagan and retarted friends. maybe you can get a date with hitler he will be waiting on you. you will have all kinds of choices of men. you will be able to finally get a date hope you like your meat well done. lmbo
dead on

La Follette, TN

#38 Jan 11, 2013
hey u hypocrite trash wrote:
<quoted text> this place is stuffed with you so-called 'christians' that are ALSO druggies that kill and destroy so what you got to say now DEVIL. NOTHIN so keep God out of your mouth and GTFO already. BUSTED!
got that right! and they lie lie lie all day long. yep ... CC... "real" christians. spiritual trash. and ur right they need to keep God out of their filthy lying mouths like all sheep in wolves clothing devil trash should be doing.
tsk tsk

La Follette, TN

#39 Jan 11, 2013
wow wrote:
<quoted text>you really sound so retarted right now. yea i might of left out a letter or 2 because i was writing so fast. but PLEASE you are talking out of your little mind get off meth and go to rehab wow!!
a real christian would not be on drugs. and who are you calling a hypocrite you don't even know me retart. how many real christians not fake ones do you know on drugs. i can tell your either off in the head or your a evil person or your a little teenager or your all three. get a life and stop putting your ugly mouth in to something you have no idea about grow up and stop acting like a devilish retart
so funny how you fake ass christians get all riled up when ever somebody calls you out for the trash you are LOL
tsk tsk

La Follette, TN

#40 Jan 11, 2013
blows ur cover, all you 'wow's, every time talking exactly like ur master the DEVIL in response to THE TRUTH about ya. keep on cuz God loves a good laugh like the rest of us!:) LOL

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#41 Jan 11, 2013
wow wrote:
<quoted text>yea i am not in your classroom. it will take a miracle to get those nasty wrinkles off your devil face . yupp i love my invisible friend he is awsome. too bad you will be burning in hell with your other pagan and retarted friends. maybe you can get a date with hitler he will be waiting on you. you will have all kinds of choices of men. you will be able to finally get a date hope you like your meat well done. lmbo
It's interesting that you are so hung up on wrinkles.
Why is that?
Afraid of aging?

You are the one worried about getting a date and being attractive to men.
I have a life that revolves around what *I* want, not some man and what he wants.
I do what I please, not depending on a male to support me financially, emotionally or physically.

Honey, the only wrinkles I have are from smiling.

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