Too Much Faith Will Make You Crazy: Stabbing yourself in the hand edition.

True Believers will do some crazy things to try and prove to an atheist that God is real. For example, during a recent “Ask an Atheist” event at Virginia Tech freshman student Alexander M. Huppert thought he had come up with an irrefrutable argument that God does exist:

Witnesses said Huppert stood near the table for nearly an hour. Approaching the table, Huppert borrowed a pen and drew a circle with a cross inside on the back of his hand.

Nicole Schrand, a senior psychology major, said Huppert then asked students at the table to stab him in the cross with the pen to “prove to us God existed.” The students declined.

“We don’t believe in assaulting people,” Schrand said. “We’re very against assaulting people.”

Huppert then asked for the pen back, a request Schrand and other students declined. Seeing another pen, Huppert grabbed it and began stabbing himself in the back of the hand.

“If it had been a more streamlined pen, I would have expected it to go through,” Schrand said.

I’m not sure I see the logic in this argument. Are we supposed to think that because this nutcase is willing to be stabbed repeatedly in his hand that this proves God exists?

Apparently, this was an important issue for Mr. Huppert as when the police showed up he refused to cooperate. Opting instead to smack the officer whereupon things quickly went downhill ending with him arrested and smashing out the back window of a cop car:

Huppert was charged with three counts of felony assault on a police officer, as well as charges of resisting arrest and destruction of property.

He was processed and transferred to Montgomery County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

The only thing he managed to convince the atheists about was his lack of sanity. But at least he demonstrated how well Christianity instills one with kindness and love for his fellow man.

2 thoughts on “Too Much Faith Will Make You Crazy: Stabbing yourself in the hand edition.

  1. This guy has a Christ complex. He wanted to be symbolically crucified. When the cops came to take him away, they might as well have been dressed like Roman centurions.

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