If Your Eye Causes You to Sin…

If Your Eye Causes You to Sin…

A British man sat in a congregation, during mass, listening to a sermon, stood up, and suddenly ripped out his eyes.  Aldo Bianchini, 46, then collapses in a pool of blood.

While the priest called for help, his mother tried to help him.  Once at the hospital, surgeons tried to repair his eyes, but say they could not restore his site.

Father Lorenzo Tanganelli stated he just started the sermon when the man stood up and ripped out both his eyes.

"This man at the back of the knave started tearing at his face and I realized he was gouging out his eyes," Tanganelli 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."

According to Dr. Gino Barbacci, Bianchini was “in a great deal of agony and 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."

Father Tangenelli stated that they were lucky that one of the people in the congregation was an off-duty paramedic and able to assist Bianchini.  After emergency service took Bianchini to the hospital, Father Tangenelli attempted to return to his sermon, only to find that most of those in attendance left due to the traumatic scene.

The Bible's Gospel of St. Matthew quotes Jesus telling 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."

About Mriana

Mriana is a humanist and the author of "A Source of Misery", who grew up in the Church of God, Anderson Indiana. After she became an adult, she joined the Episcopal Church, but later left the Church and became a humanist. She has two grown sons and raises cats. Mriana raised her sons in the Episcopal Church, but in their teen years, they left the Church and she soon followed. One of her sons became a "Tao Buddhist" and the other a None, creating his own world view. She enjoys writing, reading, science, philosophy, psychology, and other subjects. Mriana is also an animal lover, who cares for their welfare as living beings, who are part of the earth. She is a huge Star Trek fan in a little body.
  • That is horrible! Was he known to be mentally ill before this?

    • Do you know how hard it was for me not make this an opinion piece? No, I'm sorry to say that the sources did not say whether or not he was Dx with a mental illness before this. In all honesty, if he was not, he is taking scripture way too seriously and needs a psych eval. This guy obviously has some sort of mental illness and I hope he gets treatment before he does something else to himself. It is really sad when someone does something like that to themselves. I don't see how he could not have a mental illness and do that to himself. I don't even know of any Fundamngelical who could do that to themselves. My guess, because he supposedly he heard voices telling him to do it and he successfully did it, he might have schizophrenia.

      You know, I just realized I used the wrong from of "sight". Oy vey!

  • According to authorities, Aldo Bianchini has suffered before from some psychological problems. That might be the reason after his said voices that he keeps on hearing that commanded him to do that awful act.

  • Jim

    Heard Voices?
    "Until recently, mankind lived a satisfying control of its decisions. But it is losing more and more the control of its own fate because of the growing use of advanced technologies, which lethal consequences on the earthly and human ecosystems become irreversible. You are slowly but surely losing your extraordinary capacity to make life desirable. Your resilience will artificially decrease, independently of your own will. Such technologies exist that affect your body as well as your mind. Such plans are on their way."

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