Colorado shooter's online rants

On a web site for former evangelicals, Murray had posted a rant against Christians in the hours between the shootings. Story here.
“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.
UPDATE: the posting was a plagiarized version of the Columbine manifesto.
A diatribe was posted at 11:03 a.m. Sunday on a website devoted to people who have left religion. Investigating authorities believe it was left by gunman Matthew Murray. With the exception of two minor changes, some rearranging and the final paragraph, the text was originally written as a manifesto by Columbine killer Eric Harris. Some expletives from the Harris version were replaced by Murray with symbols. Other expletives were removed for publication, where noted.
The final paragraph comes from lyrics from the song “Anarchy” by the band KMFDM.
Diatribe can be read at the last link.
The best source of articles as this unfolds is the Religion News Blog run by my friend Anton.

Comments

Janet Rubin said…
So, so, so heart-breaking. Makes me wonder just how much Satan is using the internet for evil. The Bible says, "where words are many, sin is not absent." So many of these forums and sites are are just places where bitterness brews, and people stir one another up to more and more anger. Debates go on and spiral into threats and malice. What torment this man was in to do what he did... how was he hurt? how was he deceived? How was he used by the enemy for such evil. Ultimately, Satan scored bigtime with Murray. Destroyed him and destroyed others on the way. God will trump him, but it's just so sad, sad, sad. I'm praying for forgiveness and healing and lots of good to come. Thanks for providing all the links. You've found some really good sites I'd never have stumbled onto ohterwise.

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