February 19th, 2014
02:36 PM ET

Funeral held for snake-handling pastor

- CNN Religion Editor

Filed under: Christianity • Death • Faith • Pentecostal

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  1. barcs2k

    "We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of another idiot who thinks faith in god is going to save him from the realities of this world we live in"

    Seriously, people like this prove evolution correct. The human race is stronger without him and others will learn from this. The ones that don't shall join him. It says right in the bible to never test god. Refusing treatment for a snake bite means he did exactly that or he committed suicide which is also against the bible. Shocker. A hypochristian dies.

    March 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm |
  2. johnbiggscr

    In keeping with his final wishes the body was held down with a metal hook on the end of a long rod and then quickly slipped into a burlap bag for burial.

    February 25, 2014 at 5:28 pm |
  3. kermit4jc

    That is NOT an answer to MY quesiton...answer or dont respond

    February 23, 2014 at 4:07 pm |
    • Doris

      OK, the answer is yes, you are still a buffoon.

      March 5, 2014 at 7:05 am |
  4. pourmonamijc

    He died of stupidity and ignorance.

    February 23, 2014 at 8:58 am |
    • barcs2k

      This is just another piece of evidence to add to the pile that theism is stupidity in full bloom, every season, now and forever more. Amen.

      March 2, 2014 at 3:57 pm |
  5. joeyy1


    February 22, 2014 at 8:55 pm |
    • Doris

      The name of this "artist" should be "Meet Your Casio Keyboard That Someone Gave You Without Any Lessons"

      February 23, 2014 at 12:36 am |
    • The Central Scrutinizer

      The Photoshop skills are lacking too.

      February 23, 2014 at 11:10 am |
  6. Vic

    It's a human thing, regardless of belief, discipline, vocation, status, etc., that is 'corruption.' The human being is very subjective.

    I find the following article very interesting:


    February 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm |
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