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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:15 PM

Snake Handlers in West Virginia

I worked in local TV News for 40 years. Recently, I came across this series I edited early in my career about Christian worshipers who handle snakes as part of their religious practice.

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Reply Snake Handlers in West Virginia (Original post)
Teenage Zombie Jul 2021 OP
underpants Jul 2021 #1
Teenage Zombie Jul 2021 #2
Kali Jul 2021 #3
TexasBushwhacker Jul 2021 #6
Colgate 64 Jul 2021 #4
Teenage Zombie Jul 2021 #5
Colgate 64 Jul 2021 #7

Response to Teenage Zombie (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:25 PM

1. There used to be a snake place on the old West Virginia Turnpike

In a Quonset hut. My mother would never stop there.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:30 PM

2. Wise woman.

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Response to Teenage Zombie (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:55 PM

3. they put their lives out for their faith

that is WAY more than the vast majority of "believers" are willing to do, especially the types that want to control other people.

I have a certain amount of respect for them.

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Response to Kali (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 04:30 PM

6. Yeah, they don't go to the hospital if they're bitten either n/t

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Response to Teenage Zombie (Original post)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 02:28 PM

4. Well, as the old Southern hymn says:

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Response to Colgate 64 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 02:39 PM

5. Thank you.

That's great! Thanks for posting that!

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Response to Teenage Zombie (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 10:59 PM

7. No problem. Glad you enjoyed it.

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