HAND OVER THE MONEY: Thomas W. Passmore, 32, was working on a construction project in Norfolk, Va., when he noticed a mark on his hand. It looked like "666" to him. He remembered his bible: "If thy right hand offend thee, cut it off." Passmore picked up his circular saw and complied. Taken to a nearby hospital, he refused to give consent to surgery, saying he would go to hell if they reattached his hand. Hospital officials, unsure what to do, consulted a judge, who told the hospital to follow their patient's wishes. Now, Passmore is suing the hospital for $3.35 million, saying they should have overruled his orders and forced him to have the surgery. He said the hospital is liable because he told them he had a history of mental problems, and had not slept much recently. (AP) ...And if they had sewn it back on, he'd be suing for $3.35 million for religious persecution. Nice scam.