South Carolina is a go-to place for Christian preachers who need snakes for their church

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Bert Perry's picture

I'm on my way right now!

Seriously, not only is it a nasty "thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God" practice, but I've read that the snakes are more or less kept starved and mistreated so they don't have the physical strength to do what rattlers ordinarily do, i.e. bite at threats and deliver venom.  So it's a theological equivalent, more or less, of putting "Boy Scout water" (gasoline or kerosene) on the wood before lighting the fire so you can light it with 2 matches or less. 

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Ron Bean's picture

Considering that I'm already here in SC, I need some help. Snakes I got but when it comes to deadly drink I need to know if that means Moxie or unsweetened tea.

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan