Serpent Experts Try To Demystify Pent...

Serpent Experts Try To Demystify Pentecostal Snake Handling

There are 61 comments on the New Hampshire Public Radio - story from Oct 18, 2013, titled Serpent Experts Try To Demystify Pentecostal Snake Handling. In it, New Hampshire Public Radio - reports that:

Andrew Hamblin, pastor of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., holds a serpent during a church service.

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I DO Help People

Torrance, CA

#43 Oct 28, 2013
believer of the truth wrote:
<quoted text>I say let them catch the RATTLESNAKES and COPPERHEADS... Maybe they will eventually, rid the area of all the poisonous snakes...
Or at least provide some poor Appalachian folks with some quality footwear & matching belts.
Snakeskin can fetch a pretty penny.
I DO Help People

Torrance, CA

#44 Oct 28, 2013
MENSA Atheist wrote:
Cruel, you're one of those Christian only on Sunday people.
Don't forget Easter.
Cruel will have to go on Easter (with a covered casserole dish in hand) this year to make up for these shenanigans.
I DO Help People

Torrance, CA

#45 Oct 28, 2013
Cruel wrote:
<quoted text>I have also read a great deal about the Greek gods. Fascinating. Just like Shakespeare, Hugo, Tolstoy and Lord Byron.
Cruel, you should be ashamed writing this.
Wikipedia does not count.
We're talking about real books here.
I swear. You hillbillies. Give you an Internet connection, and you think you're a scholar.
Cruel

Lebanon, KY

#46 Oct 28, 2013
You really could have typed all this insult on one post. Hillbilly, yes...scholar...almost there. One of the first things I learned as a student was to never use Wikipedia for a source. I understand why you would not think that a hillbilly has any idea what the Mensa International is, would think my IQ is too low. Actually, the word Mensa has several meanings. If you had read closely, you would have saw where I said I did not attend church every Sunday. However, I am a Christian. I do not have to handle snakes, I do not have to bring a covered dish on Easter Sunday, and by the way, we only do that for Homecoming. As far as calling you a dumbass, I think the Lord will understand just this once. You seem to hate people with such an ease. You also do not like anything you find different, maybe it's because you do not understand certain things. I'm not sure. I do not need anyone to come to my defense. When there is no competition, one has no need for a defense. My internet connection comes an goes, so goodbye for now. Wait, YOU DO help people. What exactly do you help them with?
Help On The Way

San Jose, CA

#47 Oct 28, 2013
Cruel wrote:
You really could have typed all this insult on one post.
No, I had to reply to several people, not just you, Cruel.
Cruel wrote:
Actually, the word Mensa has several meanings.
Actually, if you were slightly smart, you would've known which MENSA he was talking about.
Debating = MENSA
Not that difficult, unless; of course, you're a hillbilly.
Cruel wrote:
scholar...almost there. you would have saw where I said I did not attend church every Sunday.
If you were even ALMOST a scholar, you would know it's "have seen," not "have saw."
That is basic grammar.
Cruel wrote:
I did not attend church every Sunday. However, I am a Christian.
I don't care.
You're obviously a failed Christian to get online and call people "dumbass" so I think your God would understand my not taking you seriously.
Cruel wrote:
As far as calling you a dumbass, I think the Lord will understand just this once.
1.) You didn't call ME dumbass, you called the Birmingham poster dumbass.
2.) Are you now calling me one? If so, does God understand it just this second time?
You seem to think your holy God allows sin just because it makes you feel better.
Cruel wrote:
You seem to hate people with such an ease.
It's very easy to hate. You don't think so?
So what if I hate? Does that hurt your feelings? My morals shouldn't concern you.
Cruel wrote:
You also do not like anything you find different, maybe it's because you do not understand certain things. I'm not sure.
Absolutely wrong. 100% wrong. What a typical excuse.
You just ASSUMED that because I said I hate queers. I don't hate them because they're different, it's that they're repulsive. I like a lot of different things that would probably make you cry.
Cruel wrote:
I do not need anyone to come to my defense.
You misunderstood. You were being ridiculed for coming to the defense of Khatru in such a silly redneck manner saying, "Back off, dumbass!"
That was pretty trailer park trashy, don't you think, Christian scholar?
Cruel wrote:
When there is no competition, one has no need for a defense.
ONE shouldn't need or want "backup" anytime on a silly website.
You should be able to stand your ground even when there IS competition.
Frankly, it wouldn't do you any good if you had the whole trailer park helping you out, you'd still make a fool of yourself.
Cruel wrote:
Wait, YOU DO help people. What exactly do you help them with?
Read the above reply and consider yourself helped. You're welcome.

I hope your Internet comes back on, but I understand living way back in the hollow, it's touch and go.
Perhaps you can take your old Commodore out into the outhouse and see if you can mooch wi-fi off a neighbor.
Cruel

Lebanon, KY

#48 Oct 28, 2013
You are a heathen atheist, why do you care what God thinks about me calling you a dumbass, He's not real, right? And yes, Mensa was referred to in the sense I related it to. I have always had a problem with the word seen, It never sounds right. Trailer Park...you have no idea. Outhouse, that would have been my great-grandparents. We hillbillies do evolve somewhat. Yes, you have helped me. And yes, I thank you. You have shown me see how desperately you need help. You are truly consumed with hate. You have no regard for the feelings of others and it makes you feel superior to put humankind down. I think you are a wee little man that has no one in their life, and your parents probably beat you about the head and shoulders and caused such damage that you can not return from a very dark place. Yea, beat you about the head and shoulders is a hillbilly saying. Now, go save the world by telling everyone that you are the smartest being ever born and make sure to put them down. I imagine you in a room with Metallica posters, lava lamps, and smoking marijuana, which probably came from Kentucky. That is our highest cash crop. Wait, maybe you are a skinhead...are you a fan of Hitler? KKK? Or you could be a card toting member of the ACLU. Degenerate.
Unbelievable

Irvine, CA

#49 Oct 28, 2013
Remember to use have has and had with seen always. That is an easy concept to remember. Have had and had are past tense.
I DO Help People

Columbus, OH

#50 Oct 28, 2013
Cruel wrote:
You are a heathen atheist, why do you care what God thinks about me calling you a dumbass,
You like "different though, remember? Khatru told you he's an agnostic leaning toward atheism and you humped his leg.

Cruel, you misunderstood again. My point was not that I care about you calling anybody a dumbass.
It's the fact that you claim to be a moral Christian. Name-calling is contrary to Christianity so because you seem blissfully unaware of your own blatant hypocrisy, I pointed it out to you.
Understand now?
Let me dumb it down even more... your claim to Christian fame is moot because you're a big ol' hypocrite. You're invalid. A failure.
I Helped YOU

Columbus, OH

#51 Oct 28, 2013
Cruel wrote:
You have shown me see how desperately you need help.
Translation: I hurt your feelings.
Get over it, Cruel.
Cruel wrote:
You are truly consumed with hate.
Wrong. That is merely your opinion spoken out of hurt feelings.
You have no idea HOW MUCH I hate. Hating certain things doesn't mean I am "consumed."
I love plenty of things. Because I don't love what/whom you love doesn't mean my standards are incorrect. You are judging me based on your own morals.
"Thou shalt not judge," Christian.
Cruel wrote:
You have no regard for the feelings of others and it makes you feel superior to put humankind down. I think you are a wee little man that has no one in their life, and your parents probably beat you about the head and shoulders and caused such damage that you can not return from a very dark place.
Read this back to yourself, scholar. Does this sound Christian-like or intelligent?
No and No.
Again, you are speaking from hurt feelings. I offended you so you feel you must get your own little jabs in, pathetic as they are.
"WWJD?"
Cruel wrote:
Now, go save the world by telling everyone that you are the smartest being ever born and make sure to put them down.
You feel I put you down. Ok. lol
Cruel wrote:
I imagine you in a room with Metallica posters, lava lamps, and smoking marijuana, which probably came from Kentucky. That is our highest cash crop. Wait, maybe you are a skinhead...are you a fan of Hitler? KKK? Or you could be a card toting member of the ACLU. Degenerate.
Fantasizing, are we? Imagining me in my room? You sound like a creeper.
Well, whatever makes you feel better about yourself.
Picture me as a lowly hillbilly pig farmer if it makes you feel better, Topix Polymath.
Even then, you'd have been schooled by a pig farmer.

You're welcome.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#52 Oct 28, 2013
Cruel wrote:
<quoted text>Are you trying to tell us you practice the Muslim faith? I noticed you did not capitalize God, however you did capitalize Allah. In your name, are you using it from the song by Yes, Siberian Khatru? Or are you taking it from the translation of Hindu law? I would be interested in finding out. You know, curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought it back. I find it quite odd that someone from the UK would be on a forum in a small city in eastern Kentucky.
It's also in Popular News, in case you're new to topix.

You seem to be a theist, which flavor may I ask? Thor, Isis, Allah, Jehovah, Ra or???? There's a gazillion gods and goddesses out there to choose from.....take your pick, one's as believable as the other......
Cruel

Lebanon, KY

#54 Oct 29, 2013
I helped you and albtraum. You both have absolutely devastated my feelings. I am so hurt, I am an atheist, I am a creeper, and I've been schooled. Me calling you a dumbass has really bothered you, me judging you has really bothered you. Get over your so called intelligence. My feelings are so deeply hurt, I do not know if I can make it through this life. Please leave me alone, I'm not sure I can go on. Oh, one more thing...kiss my ass.
hummmm

Lexington, KY

#55 Oct 29, 2013
Cruel wrote:
You are a heathen atheist, why do you care what God thinks about me calling you a dumbass, He's not real, right? And yes, Mensa was referred to in the sense I related it to. I have always had a problem with the word seen, It never sounds right. Trailer Park...you have no idea. Outhouse, that would have been my great-grandparents. We hillbillies do evolve somewhat. Yes, you have helped me. And yes, I thank you. You have shown me see how desperately you need help. You are truly consumed with hate. You have no regard for the feelings of others and it makes you feel superior to put humankind down. I think you are a wee little man that has no one in their life, and your parents probably beat you about the head and shoulders and caused such damage that you can not return from a very dark place. Yea, beat you about the head and shoulders is a hillbilly saying. Now, go save the world by telling everyone that you are the smartest being ever born and make sure to put them down. I imagine you in a room with Metallica posters, lava lamps, and smoking marijuana, which probably came from Kentucky. That is our highest cash crop. Wait, maybe you are a skinhead...are you a fan of Hitler? KKK? Or you could be a card toting member of the ACLU. Degenerate.
Get off this website and get back in your bible.
Cruel

Lebanon, KY

#56 Oct 29, 2013
hummmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Get off this website and get back in your bible.
Okay. I will because you said so.
NoUdont

Murray, KY

#57 Oct 29, 2013
Khatru wrote:
Maybe they should try test their faith by putting their hands into a tank of box jellyfish.
Let's see if their god protects them.
You will go to hell for judging, just saying, it's not right for anyone to doubt anyone's faith! Even I know this and I am not a Christian..SAD People in this world, that they have to nit pick some one's religion.
King Fish

United States

#58 Oct 29, 2013
I handle a snake everytime I go to the bathroom.
hummmm

Lexington, KY

#59 Oct 29, 2013
Cruel wrote:
<quoted text>Okay. I will because you said so.
That's what God tells us to do. Do whatever you want.
fatbacks x

Spokane, WA

#60 Oct 29, 2013
wtf wrote:
If they want to tempt god , by handling snakes more power to them, as for me I will kill every one I run across!
Pentacostals or snakes?
Help

Cambridge, MA

#61 Oct 30, 2013
Cruel wrote:
I helped you and albtraum. You both have absolutely devastated my feelings. I am so hurt, I am an atheist, I am a creeper, and I've been schooled. Me calling you a dumbass has really bothered you, me judging you has really bothered you. Get over your so called intelligence. My feelings are so deeply hurt, I do not know if I can make it through this life. Please leave me alone, I'm not sure I can go on. Oh, one more thing...kiss my ass.
This is why you should stick to easy things like Farmville, Cruel.
You're just too tender.

On a side note, when you're kneeling at the altar, Sunday, ask your God what he thinks of your telling people to kiss your ass. Let us know what he says. I'm guessing he may use the word "hypocrite."
Help

Cambridge, MA

#62 Oct 30, 2013
Cruel wrote:
<quoted text>Okay. I will because you said so.
I doubt you will, Cruel.
See, you're one of those fake Christians. You pretend to be godly when it's convenient for you.
Most of the time, you're too busy being a heathen enjoying your sin.
When you're feeling particularly holy, though, it's fun to judge others and pretend to be a real Christian.
Do you think your God falls for it?
I doubt you've ever even read more than a few pages of your Bible.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#63 Oct 30, 2013
Help wrote:
<quoted text>
I doubt you will, Cruel.
See, you're one of those fake Christians. You pretend to be godly when it's convenient for you.
Most of the time, you're too busy being a heathen enjoying your sin.
When you're feeling particularly holy, though, it's fun to judge others and pretend to be a real Christian.
Do you think your God falls for it?
I doubt you've ever even read more than a few pages of your Bible.
Lol, you're right;0)

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