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Worshipper rips out both eyes during Mass with his BARE HANDS

Dec 8, 2004
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Churchgoers were left stunned after a man tore out both his eyeballs in the middle of a priest's sermon at Sunday Mass in a scene that resembled a horror film.

Parishioners in Viareggio, near Pisa, in northern Italy, could only watch as one of their number calmly stood up and carried out the horrific self-mutilation in front of them.

Aldo Bianchini, 46, who was born in Britain but has lived in Italy most of his life, is believed to have suffered from voices.



A 46-year-old gouged out his own eyes during Sunday Mass at the Sant'Andrea church in Viareggio


He collapsed to the floor in a pool of blood as his mother frantically tried to help him while the local priest father Lorenzo Tanganelli rushed out to alert emergency services.

The drama happened at the Sant'Andrea church and last night surgeons at the local hospital said that after several hours surgery they had been unable to save his sight and he would remain blind.

Doctors said that before the surgery Bianchini had told them he had 'heard voices' telling him to tear out his eyes and Dr Gino Barbacci said: 'In all my 26 years of service I have never seen anything like this before.

'He was in a great deal of agony and he was covered in blood. He said that he had used his bare hands to gouge out his eye balls after hearing voices telling him to do so - to do something like that requires super human strength.

'We tried to operate and save his sight by reinserting the eye balls in both sockets but there was nothing we could do and he will now remain blind.'

Last night Father Tanganelli said: 'I had just started to read the sermon when all of a sudden there was a great commotion.

'This man at the back of the knave started tearing at his face and I realised he was gouging out his eyes.

'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.

'There must have been 300 people at Mass to begin with and we were lucky that at first one of the closest people to him was an off duty paramedic who was the first to help him but I have never seen as much blood as I saw today.'

In the Bible a passage from the Gospel of St Matthew, Jesus tells his disciples: 'If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away.

'It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.'



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Ummm if he was hearing voices why didn't he tear of his ears?​
 
Aug 12, 2005
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What an attention seeking asshole.
 

Josh_R

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Jan 29, 2005
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As soon as I saw this was in Italy, I thought "well of course" and stopped reading.
 

Nick the Pig

Scraping a dull comment across your tender eyeball
May 6, 2011
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"He said that he had used his bare hands to gouge out his eye balls after hearing voices telling him to do so - to do something like that requires super human strength." Certainly not superhuman strength of will, to paraphrase an old Louis CK bit 'So..? Say 'No''.
 

afternoonquil

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Apr 2, 2011
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Obviously he just found out his name was Aldo.
Why else would someone do that?
 

LiddyRules

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Jun 1, 2005
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To be fair, he just found out he fucked his mother.

Alternatively, afterward he cried out "I can still see!"
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
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To be fair, he just found out he fucked his mother.

Alternatively, afterward he cried out "I can still see!"
I really thought I'd get something from this.
 

Nick the Pig

Scraping a dull comment across your tender eyeball
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I really thought I'd get something from this.

I actually tried to post something along the lines of 'I dont know if its possible to win one thread twice in a single comment but if it is you just did' but I had some technical issues so decided to give up and let you go unappreciated.
 

gleet

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Matthew 18:9

9And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Last Sunday at the black church a guest preacher came in. He was preaching the fire and brimstone and got the crowd worked up into a lather. One of the ladies in the balcony got too excited and fell over the railing, but grabbed it and was hanging above the crowd, screaming. The preacher yelled that any man who used that opportunity to peek up her dress would be struck blind by God. Roscoe covered his right eye and said, "Believe I'll take a chance with this here left one."
 
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