by Datechguy | July 27th, 2011
…it seems to reveal him for something other than the media portrayed him:
[In his manifesto] you can see how, to save the environment, he wants the world to rid itself of oil consumption. You can see how he wants a one-child policy, government control of private industries, the breakup of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, the military support of Russia to prevent a possible U.S. invasion of Europe, and the removal of all U.S. military bases from European soil. Yes, the tea party platform through and through, folks!
And of course he wants Christianity without the Christ as well:
Myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God. We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christian.
Keep the culture and lose the religion, that sounds more Hitchens and Dawkins than JP II or Billy Graham to me, (not that either bear any responsibility for Breiviks’ horrible crimes) it certainly isn’t Christianity. As I wrote long ago.
I know I’ve been beating this horse to death but it is one of the most important things a Christian in general and a Catholic in particular needs to understand. Christianity is a challenge to yourself and to others. When done correctly it can inspire many to salvation, when done poorly it can do the opposite. It is diametrically opposed to the world, it’s belief system is an absolute:
Jesus Christ is the son of God, he died and rose from the dead for the forgiveness of sins!
It is either true or false. If you believe this to be false you are not a Christian, period. If you claim to believe it is true but act as if it is false then you have to resolve some issues
When the news of the attack broke, many people suspected the terrorist or terrorists were motivated by Islam. I did, based on what I was reading at Reuters, the NYT, and elsewhere. When the news broke that the attacker wasn’t Muslim, I noted it immediately. When the facts changed, I changed my opinion.
Will these bloggers and media outlets that are trying to tie Breivik to American conservatives bother to note what’s actually in Breivik’s manifesto? Will these facts change their opinion? Or are they so eager to use a mass murder for political purposes that they don’t care about the truth?
These aren’t rhetorical questions, I hope.
Ah Jim, I suspect your hopes will be dashed but you never know.