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January 09, 2008

Man Spots Biblical "Mark Of The Beast" On His Hand, So He Amputates It & Microwaves It

I'm pretty sure he did the right thing.

A man who believed he bore the "mark of the beast" amputated one of his hands, put it in a microwave and summoned authorities, Kootenai County sheriff's deputies say.

The man, in his mid-20s, was calm when deputies arrived at his home in this north Idaho town Saturday afternoon, and neither he nor the severed hand bore any noticeable tattoo or other mark, sheriff's Capt. Ben Wolfinger.

The man, whose name was withheld, was in protective custody in the mental health unit of Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, where he and the hand were taken by ambulance. Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Johnson would not say whether an attempt was made to reattach the hand, citing patient confidentiality restrictions.

"He put a tourniquet on his arm before, so he didn't bleed to death," Wolfinger said. " That kind of mental illness is just sad."

The New Testament Book of Revelation contains a passage in which an angel is quoted as saying, according to the New International Version of the Bible, "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."

What goes with hand? Red or white?

Thanks to Andrews Dad, who's feeling lucky that the Mark of the Beast only appeared on his foot. The Bible doesn't say there's a darned thing wrong with that.


More Stupid: A man lost control of his car and crashed. He had not buckled himself in.

He did, however, buckle up his 12 pack of beer.

Priorities.


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