Anybody read about the christian sect in Florida who are appealing a court ruling that denies them the use of poisonous reptiles in their religious ceremonies? They believe that certain Bible passages tell them to handle snakes during services (!?!).
I personally have no problem with this practice (hey, I see it as Darwinian evolution in action, and besides, any ex-Catholics like myself will tell you mass could use some livening up), but all the articles fail to mention WHICH tract in the bible these folks have latched onto. Are they reading the same King James as everybody else? Maybe their copy has a missprint (“Lo, look at the snakes of the fields, for they toil not…”).
Adam “Inky” Greene