Man cuts of own hand
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Posted 1/16/08 , edited 1/16/08
HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) -- A man who believed he bore the biblical "mark of the beast" used a circular saw to cut off one hand, then he cooked it in the microwave and called 911, authorities said.

The man, in his mid-20s, was calm when Kootenai County sheriff's deputies arrived Saturday. He was in protective custody in the mental health unit of Kootenai Medical Center.

"It had been somewhat cooked by the time the deputy arrived," sheriff's Capt. Ben Wolfinger said. "He put a tourniquet on his arm before, so he didn't bleed to death. That kind of mental illness is just sad."

It was not immediately clear whether the man has a history of mental illness. Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Johnson would not say whether an attempt was made to reattach the hand, citing patient confidentiality.

The Book of Revelation in the New Testament contains a passage in which an angel is quoted as saying: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink the wine of God's fury."


The book of Matthew also contains the passage: "And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for you whole body to go into hell."

Wolfinger said he didn't know which hand was amputated.

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Probably old news, but it's just so.. weird.

You can't blame religion, this guy just suffers from a mental illness.
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Yeah, I agree, this has nothing to do with the religion. He’s just nuts and would’ve hurt himself eventually anyway. Actually, this way he’s just a hand short, he may have killed himself otherwise.

The passages you quoted were metaphors. The book of revelations says that the followers of the Anti-Christ will bare his mark on their hands and heads. Most Christians who have actually studied the bible think that this is a metaphor for your thoughts and actions.

Well, whatever the case, the dude was crazy, and I’m sad that he had to suffer.

The news talked once about this crazy homeless woman who befriended earth worms in the summer. When it got cold she was afraid they might freeze while in the ground so she tore open her arm, filled it with dirt, and release them into her body. …WTF?
Posted 1/17/08
OMG o.O wtf is wrong with people?
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Posted 1/17/08
idk. but is it wrong to think that it was funny? <__<;;

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paperback wrote:

idk. but is it wrong to think that it was funny? <__<;;



^Yes. It's not funny. It's ha-frikin-larious!


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I work at an Assisted Living Complex for men with mental illness's. In truth some of them aren't bad, I've noticed the ones that cause the most problems are the ones that are religions. One such man, was nice, kind, prayed almost all day then he tried to burn his room down when he was in it.

Another man tried to punch another when he took the "lords name in vain".
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Posted 3/18/08
wtf is adout all i can say that guy was nuts
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