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May 30, 2012 4:25:23 PM


West By-God Virginia, in the good ol' USA

Serpent-handling pastor dies from rattlesnake bite

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Mark Randall “Mack” Wolford was known all over Appalachia as a daring man of conviction. He believed that the Bible mandates that Christians handle serpents to test their faith in God — and that, if they are bitten, they trust in God alone to heal them.


It didn't end well for Pastor Mark. He is now sleeping with the 4,000 year-old dinosaurs.


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May 30, 2012 4:44:44 PM

He cetainly earned his award, hope it is serving him well in 'heaven'. Wonder what his rattle-snake loving Christian friends are thinking.. I'd like to hear their explanation.
May 30, 2012 4:48:02 PM

Yeah isnt this a little bit embarrassing for the church?

I mean they do believe if you are bitten God himself will heal you........
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May 30, 2012 4:51:17 PM

I'm surprised we don't hear about his more often. Wonder if they drug the snakes before playing with them.
May 30, 2012 6:23:52 PM


I think the trick (not that Pastor Marks faith was a simple side-show) is by injecting over time a progressively diluted serum, it expands the golden 'window of opportunity' to get yer azz to a hospital for serious medical help before the poison really kicks in.

It raises your tolerance and develops anti-bodies to the venom in your bloodstream. It better slows the venom down, but doesn't stop it.

This is different from a prior 'full-venom' bite. My understanding is if you are so incredibly lucky as to survive a rattlesnake bite, you're going to die a really horrible death if you get struck again. Your body cannot be 'conditioned' in that way because of the potency of the venom.

The twisted irony is Pastor Mark (and apparently, his father, too) felt that the practice of their faith would bring their families together when, effectively, nearly all had left the practice - likely what drove them all apart.

Human physiology and science. Stoopid Godless Secular Liberals :lol: 

June 4, 2012 2:00:02 AM

Crush3d said:
He cetainly earned his award, hope it is serving him well in 'heaven'. Wonder what his rattle-snake loving Christian friends are thinking.. I'd like to hear their explanation.

Not enough faith; did not believe strongly enough.
June 4, 2012 5:11:44 AM

And God said, test this
June 4, 2012 12:06:45 PM

wanamingo said:
Yeah isnt this a little bit embarrassing for the church?

I mean they do believe if you are bitten God himself will heal you........


Uh, no.. God wanted him in Heaven. It was his time.. sure. That's what they will say.
June 4, 2012 12:23:36 PM

riser said:
Uh, no.. God wanted him in Heaven. It was his time.. sure. That's what they will say.


Ahhhh Good point God was expediting the process.
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