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Offline Historicity

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Ripped his eyes out
« on: October 04, 2011, 08:50:45 AM »
A schizophrenic in Italy gouged his own eyes out just before mass:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/03/aldo-bianchini-tears-eyes-church_n_992108.html
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird/Italian-Worshiper-Tears-Both-Eyes-Out-as-Mass-130966548.html
http://corrierefiorentino.corriere.it/firenze/notizie/cronaca/2011/2-ottobre-2011/aldo-laureato-parla-cinque-lingue-1901700386733.shtml

The priest went ahead and served mass anyway even tho a lot of churchgoers had left.
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"This man at the back of the nave started tearing at his face and I realized he was gouging out his eyes," [the priest] told the paper. "I called for assistance and the paramedics were quickly at the scene, and he was taken away and then I carried on celebrating Mass, but a lot of people had left because they were so shocked by what they had seen."

I think I can understand that.  When something awful happens I try to do something normal, maybe in denial, maybe to get life back of track, I don't know.

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Re: Ripped his eyes out
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 08:53:51 AM »
funny how God does nothing for these people. 
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Re: Ripped his eyes out
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 08:58:59 AM »
He was gouging out his eyes in love and respect for the Biblegod.

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Re: Ripped his eyes out
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 09:03:24 AM »
Quote from: Almighty Gaaaaaaaaaaaawd
Mark 9:47 (KJV)

And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire

Finally, someone who lives up to scripture.

He can thank god for making him a schizophrenic too.
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Re: Ripped his eyes out
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 09:06:46 AM »
Yeah, he should have been cheered for his faith.  I hope he had health insurance or else no medical care for him.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 10:24:44 AM by Nick »
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: Ripped his eyes out
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 09:10:31 AM »
This was in Italy. Healthcare is free and it's good quality too.

In fact, I happen to know Viareggio (where this happened) pretty well from when I lived in Italy. Nice town right on the sea.
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