Baptist and Snakes

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  1. Benjamin

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    I live 4 ½ miles outside the city and have quite a few snakes around at times and if ever I mention one the people at the church get pretty exited. Once I had a whole truck full of Baptist church members who had come out to help deliver some cabinets for the church and as we left I saw a bull snake on the side of the road, this after hearing several questions and comments about snakes in my area, so I stopped and pointed it out to them, they got real excited and being the an opportunists for fun I offered to show them it wasn’t poisonous. Well, they said, “NO, NO that all right! It looks like a rattle snake!” which they do but they have no rattles or teeth to speak of. So anyway I said, Really, I’ll show you.” then got out of the truck to catch it so they could see it more closely.:laugh: You’d have thought a grenade had just landed in the truck as Baptist where jumping to the other side of the truck with some bailing out and running into the desert, :laugh: one even falling.

    Another time we had a Pastor from Oklahoma that was obviously very homesick and talking about how there was no Okra which he really loved in AZ so I grew him some in my garden. When the Okra was ready he came out to pick it and as we entered the garden he asked me if there had been any snakes to which I replied, “Well I saw one in those plants there right beside you the other day.” He turned white as a ghost and started backing up so I told him, “Not to worry, just kick some dirt that way and if ones in there it’ll start rattling.” :laugh: But he continued to back up into a clear area and wouldn’t approach until I checked ever inch while laughing and telling him I was just teasing. Then while we were picking I took a stick and poked him while making a rattling noise and he must have jumped 10 feet,:laugh: and I don’t think he thought it was very funny. Mentioned how much he didn’t like snakes in his next two sermons.

    Are Baptist especially concerned about snakes or something?
     
  2. donnA

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    It hasn't got anything to do with being baptist, most people are weary of snakes.
     
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    When I first read the title to the thread, I thought it was going to be about deacons or pastor's wives.:laugh: :eek: :D


    BTW, I HATE SNAKES... I wouldn't make a good pentecostal!
     
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    Yeah I have to say I don't know how those churches that dance around with snakes do it. Pretty much try to stay as far away from snakes as I possibly can.
     
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    My wife discovered a RattleSnake in the yard sometime ago---she came runnnnnnnnin' over to the church to tell me----I went back to the house----looked where she said to look---and sho' enough---there that sapsucker was!!! Stretched out like a big stick under a couple of Oak trees. He was just layin' there---I suppose mindin' his own business.

    My wife hollers out---go get the Hoe--go get the Hoe

    To which Blackbird replies back

    "I can't!!! The handle ain't long enough!!"

    So Blackbird goes in---gets his shotgun---blows the snake's head clean to kingdom come---and then the Lord called that snake home!!!

    6 foot long----13 rattles and a button!!! He was a "Big 'un!!!"
     
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    Donna is right. If I were any other denomination, I would be just as scared of snakes as I am now.

    Do you suppose it has anything to do with the 'serpent in the garden'???
     
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    I was a member of a Christian church (CoC type except we used musical instruments) for many years and didn't like snakes then either. My fondness (or lack of) for snakes didn't change when I joined a Baptist church.
     
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    SBC don't do snakes.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh:

    Well, aside from a few two legged types in the pews, probably.

    :smilewinkgrin: :tear:

    Ed
     
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    As a native Arizonan and a life long Baptist, I guess I'm in the minority. We have had pet snakes in our house. My daughter's king snake escaped from its cage 2 years ago and we still haven't found it. I use to catch rattlers when I was a teenager. Snakes are no big problem, most of them want nothing to do with us. Know your snake and you really don't have to be worried about them.

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    I have no problem with snakes... it's actually spiders that bother me the most. I'm petrified of them!
     
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    I think city boys sometimes do not understand how many opportunists have been sent to the great beyond by grabbing at a bull snake only to find they had guessed wrong . . .

    Usually, an opportunist pastor can be found to preach your eulogy.
     
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    Snakes should not cross my path.
     
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    A person in our area died recently from a rattlesnake bite. The snake was crossing the road and they stopped. He was told it was a rattlesnake and to leave it alone. He didn't listen. He saw too many tv shows where they grab it by the tail and handle the snake. The snake handled him. He was taken to the local hospital and was told they didn't have the antivenom. He was taken to the next hospital in Ardmore, but didn't live to get there. He apparently was somewhat more sensitive to the venom. Leave the snakes for the professionals. IF someone is bitten, call 911.
     
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    Well, thats my thought.
     
  16. Marcia

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    Benjamin, I think your post insures that you are not going to have many visitors from the BB! :laugh:

    I'm afraid I fail to find the humor in scaring people about snakes - most people have a natural, genuine fear of them.
     
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    Marcia,

    I guess I can’t help it, I just have the best time with snake fear and Baptists just seem to be very good subjects. I would pay good money for a realistic looking remote control snake; could you imagine chasing down and cornering someone and how funny if the snake could then start talking? :laugh: Aw the possibilities, I don’t know, I find it to be a hilarious practical joke, but not on my wife, she doesn’t think it’s too funny!
     
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    I'm a city boy so snakes are not legal where I live. I made the law :thumbsup: :wavey:
     
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    I do not like snakes either but can look at them, unless there mouth is wide open, then I look the other way

    My mother was terrorized with them as a kid by an evil Uncle and to this day she is absolutely terrified of them. If one comes on TV she has to leave the room. One time I won a stuffed oversized Purple Snake and had to get rid of it, that is how bad her fear is.

    I do not see it funny to terrorize people who have a genuine fear, to me it would be funny if someone through a fake snake at me but if someone would do it to my mother I would go to war with them if they knew of her fear. No turning the other cheek for this chicky

    I hate spiders, but loved Charlotte, helped save Wilbur from being bacon :tongue3:
     
  20. Marcia

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    You probably wouldn't find it funny if the person had a heart attack and died or sued you for the medical bills. Or if they had a panic attack from this.

    I think practical jokes taken too far can be a form of sadistic cruelty. Why do you enjoy seeing people in fear? That's not very Christian-like.
     

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