Idaho man cuts off, microwaves hand because of 'the mark'

In Hayden, Idaho this week, a man cut off his hand with a circular saw and then cooked it in the microwave because he believed he saw the "the mark of the beast" on it. Before anyone starts thinking this guy is a nut case, I have to say that I think his actions may have been biblically sound and based in solid theology.

Jesus clearly taught (as recorded in The Book of Matthew (NIV)) that "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 your whole body to go into hell."

Apparently, the man must be reading a more loosely translated contemporary translation where the Hebrew phrase for "throw it away" was replaced with the Hebrew phrase for "cook it in the microwave."

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