Mesac Damas, 32, said he wanted to take his own life, but did not have the courage to go through with it, "because if you kill yourself, you're not going to heaven."
It’s clear this guy is not sane, so it would be unfair to say something like ”this is an example of what believers are, etc, etc…” But I’m going to comment on the last line.
So this guy thinks he is going to go to Heaven after having killed his wife and children. “His eyes are opened”, he now believes in Jesus and because of that, he is going to Heaven.
No wonder where he got that idea. I remember some Christian friends, during a conversation about believing in Jesus, stressed the importance of believing in God. They also made clear that being good, or following his commandments regarding others was not enough to go to heaven, since he had said that we had to believe in him.
If that is right, that would mean that god, their god, is a jealous god. And jealousy is a very human defect, so to me it would not make sense to believe in a god, all powerful, all knowing, that feels just like an imperfect human. As an agnostic, I do not know if there is a god, but if there is, I don’t want to think it is an overpowered redneck willing to punish us if we do not love him. Rather, if there is a god, I think it is intelligent enough to consider that even though I (and many others) do not believe in it, think that the idea of love among men is a good idea.
If that is not the case and I am wrong, and there is really a jealous god who calls to heaven only those who believe in him (including that murderer from above) I will certainly enjoy hell.