Monday, February 17, 2014
Lifestyles of the Religious Nutball: Another Nut Bites the Dust
Another pastor dies from a snake bite. Adds to the long list of religious loons that have no clue that poisonous snakes are just that....poisonous
by Larry Simons
February 17, 2014
Snake-handler, Kentucky Pastor and all-around nut Jamie Coots has become the latest victim of a snake bite inflicted upon him during a church service at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church of Middlesboro, Kentucky. He was featured along with fellow snake-handler Andrew Hamblin on the NatGeo reality show Snake Salvation.
Coots believed in several Bible passages that taught that poisonous snake bites would not harm those who are anointed by God. One of those versus, found in Mark 16:17-18 states:
"And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
Another, found in Luke 10:19, states:
"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
Not only did this jackass play with poisonous snakes that he believed would not hurt him, but after he was bitten, he refused to be treated. I cannot begin to imagine the level of incredible stupidity it must require to be a willing participant to the sequence of events in Coots' life, up until being bit and refusing to be treated.
The reality sinks in. These people really believe the complete bullshit found within the pages of this archaic book written before there was any major advancement in medicine and science. It has been proven false again and again and again, and yet people still partake in these insane and deadly rituals.
Do these people really believe that even though snakes have bitten others and killed others, that the snakes they handle won't kill them? It is absolutely astonishing that human beings, living in the 21st century, in the days of modern science and medicine actually believe that poisonous snakes will not and cannot kill them, just because a book written twenty centuries ago said they won't. Pure insanity.
In this video clip [below], Coots' wife says this:
"When you handle serpents, it's one of the best feelings I've ever felt in my life. It's like a peace and a calm and a happiness. It's such a happiness and a joy. You can just feel the joy in your soul that you just don't feel all the time everyday."
Yep, she's right. It's a peace. The same peace that her husband now rests in. Yep, it's a joy that you "just don't feel all the time everyday". She didn't have a dead husband everyday...now she will. Enjoy that "peace" and "joy". Warning: Watching her talk is difficult. You may feel your own I.Q. drop as she's talking. You were warned.
Let me tell you how stupid these people really are. In the clip above it states that Coots was actually bitten once before, 14 years ago. The picture below shows that Coots' right middle finger was bitten by a snake and had rotted and broke off. He didn't seek medical attention for this either.
Question: If he was bitten previously and lost a finger, why would he still believe in the Mark passage that states people anointed by God cannot be harmed by snakes? He has to know that religious people in the past have died from snake bites while in the very act of snake-handling. Why continue to believe the Mark passage is true?
This is why religion is very, very dangerous. These idiots are so completely brainwashed into believing something is true, even when they have evidence it's not. If the passages from Mark and Luke were true, no one would have ever died from snake bites in the act of snake-handling and Coots himself would have never been bitten and lost his finger. But they continue to believe. This is how destructive religion is. They know Bible passages are false, and they still believe.
Why am I being so "insensitive" and harsh when a human being has died, you may ask? Because these people are degenerates whose combined I.Q.'s wouldn't surpass any one of the snakes they play with. Why should I feel any sympathy for these mindless buffoons when their own families do not even care enough to keep them away from deadly, poisonous snakes?
Watch the video below [if you have the stomach for it]. It shows Coots, Hamblin [doing the preaching] and other church members dancing around holding snakes like the absent-minded douchebags they are.