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Family sues…Jesus?

November 13, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

That’s my conclusion from this, anyway:

LONDON — As a woman bitten by a rattlesnake during a church service in London struggled to breathe, hospital employees made derogatory comments about her religious beliefs rather than providing proper care, contributing to her death, a lawsuit charges.

If snake-handling is a test of faith, shouldn’t they just accept that that woman failed the test? Who exactly are they suing here?

The complaint also says the unprofessional comments about Long’s religious beliefs were discriminatory and caused her and her family emotional pain and humiliation.

I don’t know if this is true or not, obviously, but I’d certainly be humiliated if someone I loved died because they thought his or her imaginary friend would protect against poisonous snakes, regardless of comments made.

I can think of a few overall reactions:

A. She didn’t hurt anyone else and it’s one less delusional idiot in the world, so who cares? If anything, she should get a Darwin Award.
B. Thinking snake-handling is a test of faith is simply ignorance. We should be saddened that her ignorance led to her death.
C. You’re mocking a family which has just suffered a tragedy. Knock it off, you ass.

Feel free to pick one or make up your own.

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  1. November 16, 2007 at 10:40 am

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