The Three Monkeys are alive and well. Spreading their mantra through churches in Italy.
Hear No Evil
Speak No Evil
See No Evil
From NBCNewYork.com: Italian Worshiper Tears Both Eyes Out at Mass
Talk about feeling the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ.
Aldo Bianchini, 46, told the surgeons who were unable to save his eyesight that he tore out his eyes with his own bare hands during the sermon at a church near Pisa, Italy because "the voices in his head told him to do it." Parishioners reported watching in horror as the man began clawing at his face in an effort to gouge out his eyes, a feat that Bianchini's surgeon says requires super human strength. Not to mention a steel will and determination.
Father Lorenzo Tanganelli, who was delivering the sermon that day, said he called for assistance as soon as he discovered the cause for the commotion coming from the back of the parish, but paramedics were unable to arrive in time to prevent the Biblically grotesque self-mutilation. Bianchini was taken away to the nearest hospital, and a shaken Father and his flock continued in celebrating mass. Of course, while many of the faithful departed from church early that day, with the dedication of a vaudeville barker Tanganelli decided "The Show Must Go On." Likely he had not reached the point in the program where the collection plate gets passed around.
My question is, in a church full of so-called Good Samaritans, how was it that a man can cause such a ruckus without someone tackling him before he caused irreparable harm to himself? Surely you would think that at least one concerned member of the fold would have jumped to offer aid. Or an even better question - how the hell does NBC get off on calling this reporting without telling us what the topic of the Father's sermon was? They make a weak and contrived connection to the Gospel with a reference to Matthew's description of Jesus' famous quote saying "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", but fail to say if that was the actual topic of the day. I for one am certainly curious to know which of these hallowed pages caused a man to be so consumed by the light and glory of the Lord.
In any case, it sounds to me like a loud revival of the old days of the fire and brimstone church. This is some serious Event Horizon shit right here. Old Testament style Wrath of the Righteous, Damnation of the Sinners, and so on.
Pure Evil by movieclips
All I know is somebody better call up Larry Fishburne before The Ride gets any more out of control.