Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Commonality between The Colorado Shooting and the New Atheism
The shooter in Colorado explained his actions on a website prior to the shooting by stating "You Christians brought this on yourselves...all I want to do is kill and injure as many of you... as possible and "especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems of the world."
I wonder if the reason he gave was limited primarily to his rejection by the school as a student, or if not, then WHERE DID HE GET HIS HEAD FILLED WITH SUCH THINKING, and is there any responsibility there?
Secularists hoping to bring hate crimes/speech legislation need to understand it's not just Christians', but their OWN actions and speech which would come under the scrutiny and consideration of these laws as well. And who is preaching these type messages the most... but Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett and the rest of their new militant atheistic cohorts.
(Note: Some may suggest the shooter was a Christian, but he by his own words seems to distinguish himself from Christians in his explanation.)