In case you haven’t heard, a disenfranchised Christian went on a shooting spree at two churches in Colorado this weekend, before being shot himself by the armed security guard at the second church (pity God isn’t powerful enough to protect them).
Matthew Murray, who was kicked out of a missionary training center where the first shooting occurred, is believed to have posted the message on a Web site for people who have left evangelical religious groups. His most recent post was Sunday morning in the hours between his attacks in Arvada and Colorado Springs, according to KUSA-TV in Denver, which first reported on the writings.
“You Christians brought this on yourselves,” Murray wrote, according to the station, which did not identify the site. “All I want to do is kill and injure as many of you … as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world.”
The language in the post is almost identical to the text of a manifesto written by Eric Harris, one of the teens who carried out the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, The Denver Post reported.
The online posts spanned several weeks, the station said, and in an earlier one, Murray appeared to reject offers of psychological help.
“I’ve already been working with counselors. I have a point to make with all this talk about psychologists and counselors `helping people with their pain,'” he wrote, according to KUSA.
My husband says someone needs to write a book about the truths that these nut jobs, like Ted Kaczynski, have to say because although they take actions that in my mind are unconscionable, they are often not insane or wrong in their evaluation of the problems in society. They resort to violence because no other form of protest seems to yield any results. I think he has a point.
This is all so sad, but everyone seems to be ignoring the root causes, just blaming each individual for being troubled or unbalanced.