It's been an interesting news week and today is no different. A man in Idaho cut his own hand off and microwaved it because he believe the Bible told him so. He thinks he had the "mark of the beast" on his hand which the Bible instructs that you cut off and throw away.
Why are people still reading the Bible? There are 7 Harry Potter books available at Borders Books that are much more interesting.
I think if there is a God up in the big white clouds he'd want his people to have their hands in tact.
Here's the link and the article: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/09/hand.cut.off.ap/index.html
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 do into hell."