The cut-off hands remind me of that one Jesus-parable with "If you're hands cause you to sin, cut them off...", but I'm sure Jesus was speaking figuatively, as in "your hands DON'T cause you to sin: it's YOU."
Soooo...Chester must be a super-uber-fundamentalist-literalist Christian! x3
(P.S. I'm a Christian, too, so I can say that without it being hate-speech! Yay-ness.)