Archive for July 22nd, 2019

You Can’t Snake It With You

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Randall “Mack” Wolford, 44, was a “serpent-handling preacher” just like his father. And, just like his father, Preacher Mack was bitten to death last week by a timber rattler.  His father was killed in 1983 by a large  rattle snake.  Oh well.

There are a small number of slithering Christian groups – mainly in the South – who literally believe the Bible including Mark: 17-18: “In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them.”

Most other Christian groups just consider the Bible a religious smorgasbord where you pick and choose the entrees you like and leave the rest as leftovers.  That’s why “homosexuality is an abomination” is a favorite food and snake handling will probably go back to the kitchen.

Most Christians also contend that these small nut groups DO NOT represent true Christians.  But somehow, maniac Muslim terrorists come straight from the Koran.  Agnostics have a term for this belief: hypocrisy.