Man cuts off his penis so he’d stop sinning.

Sometimes the news article says it all:

SALAMANCA – A man cut off his own penis and threw it in a toilet ‘so he would stop sinning’.

The 30-year-old was recovering in the Hospital Clinico Universitario in Salamanca in western Spain.

Doctors said his condition was ‘stable’ and he was not in danger of losing his life.

The man, from Salamanca, cut off his penis with a knife on Thursday morning.

The local newspaper La Gaceta reported when relatives called emergency services, he told ambulance workers he did it “so would not sin any more”.

A relative found the man, who has not been named, in the house where they lived in the city and raised the alarm.

He was bleeding heavily.

The newspaper said it was not known if the man’s penis could be sewn back.

There was also a suggestion he may be suffering from psychological problems.

Gee, ya think? I mean, sure, that’s one solution to one possible sin, but there’s so many other ways to do it that I’m afraid that’s just not going to cut it… so to speak.

8 thoughts on “Man cuts off his penis so he’d stop sinning.

  1. And don’t forget kiddies, our pal Jesus said that just thinking about a sin is a sin, you don’t actually have to take any actions:

    “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28.

    I guess that might be open to interpretation, but I always took it to mean, don’t even look (or think about it), and forget about touching.  Last time I checked, looking lustfully requires some thought.

    Guess that dude is fucked, er, screwed, er, I mean he can’t win.

  2. Leviticus 22:24 “Ye shall not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make any offering thereof in your land.” This guy doesn’t know his Babble very well, does he? Also see Deut 14:1 “. . .ye shall not cut yourselves, . . .” What kind of religious fanatic doesn’t even study? What is this world coming to? cheese  wink  cheese

  3. He was probably thinking about Matthew 19:12, as was the early Christian theologian Origen.

    it’s the “if thine eye offend thee” verse.

    Gotta say, man, that’s taking your religion seriously.  Though I think Origen really wasn’t that interested in sex and was tired of scandalous talk.  He wanted to get on with teaching and study.

  4. There are a number of precedents for this kind of behavior ( I am sure plenty with just run of the mill nutjobs like this guy). But, there were (are?) Christian mystics/sects in which this was a fairly routine procedure and pretty much doctrine.

    Seems that everything I have heard about that was located in eastern Europe/Russia and had a lot to do with the problem of unmarried/unmarriagable bachelors and spinsters in the population.

    And, of course…the Heaven’s Gaters.

    Yep, god is great…

    Anyone want a stainless steel Darwin fish?

  5. I would say it’s evolution in progress, but there seems two tiers -(1)the genuine victims of stupidity -(2) the hypocritical preachers. Only one of these is dying off, it’s relitively expendable.

    Also I think stupidity is far more environmental than genetic, which is why it persists and probably won’t be eliminated.

  6. Why is “sin” almost synonymous with sex in the first place?

    Adultery, rape, and playing Russian Roulette with pregnancy/STDs are all plain capital-W wrong in my book.  But those all boil down to other “sins”, and the actual sex is just incidental.  But I suppose we can’t expect a hysteria-inducing topic like sex to foster any clarity in moral reasoning.  Gack.

  7. Why the fuck would they want to sew it back on? If he cut it off once for some stupid shit, he is likely to do it again.

    Since he is halfway there and in the hospital, the doctors should go all the way and convert it from a pole into a hole.

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