…they first make mad. Or really, really dumb.
A West Virginia Pentecostal pastor who used poisonous snakes during religious services has died of a rattlesnake bite…
Wolford believed that the Bible requires Christians to handle poisonous snakes to test their faith in God, and remain steadfast in their belief that they will not be bitten or will be healed if they are attacked. Death by rattlesnake is “excruciating—the venom attacks the nervous system, and it’s vicious and gruesome when it hits,” a snake expert told the Post. Wolford was the son of a snake-handler preacher who died of a snake bite when Wolford was 15.
Sounds like his stupidity was congenital. Praise the Lord, and pass the anti-venene.
UPDATE: The hagiography has begun. A daft reporter for the Washington Post has ‘learnt something’ from this foolish man’s self-initiated destruction — and no, it’s not ‘don’t fuck with rattlesnakes’.
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