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 Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s

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PostSubject: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:29 am

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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:29 pm

Awesome pictures.
My grandmother has stories about one of these churches--it was right behind her house in the woods. When my mother was little she wasn't allowed to play outside if the people in the church could be heard, because the snakes escaped quite often!
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:41 pm

Wow, interesting.

I don't think these guys were as into proper husbandry as we are today:

http://www.life.com/hdgallery/38752/snake-handlers-faith-healers-of-the-1940s#index/21
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:44 pm

Poor fellow Shocked Get him some humidity, stat!
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:27 pm

Focal wrote:
Wow, interesting.

I don't think these guys were as into proper husbandry as we are today:

http://www.life.com/hdgallery/38752/snake-handlers-faith-healers-of-the-1940s#index/21

I know people now that I will not go see there collections because of there husbandry and one because he's always drinking when handling his hot stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:29 pm

smd58 wrote:
and one because he's always drinking when handling his hot stuff.

That's unbelievably scary.
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:47 pm

Those pictures are really creepy...and not because of the snakes...
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:18 pm

I agree with Dagan on that one..
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:04 pm

I would honestly like to go to one, I think they still do them, and watch. There's a few video's on YouTube that are completely hilarious!! I respect all faiths, but hey, if it's funny, it's FUNNY.
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:04 pm

I guess this guy didn't have much "faith" as he is holding a harmless brown watersnake:
http://www.life.com/hdgallery/38752/snake-handlers-faith-healers-of-the-1940s#index/1

This photo scares me more than the snakes:
http://www.life.com/hdgallery/38752/snake-handlers-faith-healers-of-the-1940s#index/3
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:13 pm

Sorry, probably not the most mature move, but have you guys ever seen Borat:

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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:06 pm

I have been to one of those church services where the people "faint" and "fall back" or whatever because they are being healed.... hahaha... i was like 14 maybe??? and I remember thinking it was the biggest crock of crap ever
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:29 pm

I would like to call it self hypnosis. : P
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:00 pm

So along these same lines, and I apologize if this is hijacking this thread (moderators please move my post if you feel that it is misplaced), I watched some of 'Snake Man of the Appalachia' or whatever it is called, on Animal Planet the other night. There is a part of me that is embarassingly entertained by the show but I could only make it about 20 minutes into the episode. That guy (Verlin??) not only makes us look bad as herpers but also portrays those of us from the mountains as a bunch of uneducated, hyperreligous hicks. Still though, I am wondering which episode will show his 16 year old daughter knocked up:)
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PostSubject: Re: Snake Handlers, Faith Healers of the 1940s   Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:29 pm

That sounds interesting but at the same time dangerous in terms of yet again being another program to cast herp keepers in a bad light...at this critical time during the war against the python ban. Is Animal Planet on our side?
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