Natural Selection in Action?

So that I’m not accused of attacking a strawman, let me say at the outset that I know this guy isn’t representative of most theists. With that said, it continues to amaze me whenever people are this stupid:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/16/us/snake-salvation-pastor-bite/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

And for some jaw-dropping video on this church, check this out:

http://www.tennessean.com/videonetwork/2248175975001/Snake-handling-believers-find-joy-in-test-of-faith

And another one:

What a messed up belief system.

There are many words I can think of to describe someone who thinks that handling–and even being bitten by–poisonous snakes is somehow made safer if they are “annointed by God.” Here’s a starter list; feel free to add your own choices in the combox.

  • Irrational
  • Deluded
  • Bat-shit crazy

I was tempted to add “mentally challenged” to the list, but that would be unfair to everyone who is mentally disabled and yet smart enough to not handle deadly snakes.

 

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