Q. Why did Jesus say that those who believed in him would be able to “pick up snakes with their hands”? Some people have tried this and gotten killed. 379 more words
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In tiny churches tucked away in rural Appalachia, “snake handling,” which began generations ago as an expression of faith, is turning into a fight over religious freedom. 116 more words
An East Tennessee pastor who handles snakes as part of his faith has been cited by TWRA, and his venomous snakes have been confiscated.
According to TWRA’s Matt Cameron, wildlife officers went to Andrew Hamblin’s… 46 more words
Snake handling as a profession of faith has been a decades long tradition for some holynist Pentecostals living in the Appalachia mountain region. The National Geographic channel is hosting a documentary series titled “Snake Salvation”, which is promoted as a look inside the prominence of faith and religion in the life struggles of two pastors of snake handling churches. 1,053 more words
Cat #1 caught a young dugite on Tuesday. First I knew of this was when I heard that distinctive triumphant but somewhat muffled “Meow! Meow! Meow!” approaching. 745 more words