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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Christian terrorist gets life in prison

Sounds kind of weird, right? Especially in our western culture. But just like we say “Muslim terrorist” (those who act based on their Islamic beliefs), this is the perfect case of a Christian terrorist:

In the end, it took jurors 37 minutes on Friday to convict Scott Roeder, an abortion opponent, of first-degree murder in the death of George R. Tiller, one of the few doctors in the country to perform late-term abortions.

Mr. Roeder, who admitted in court to shooting Dr. Tiller in May and who said he felt it was the only way that he could halt the deaths of babies, stared straight ahead and showed no reaction at the verdict, which carries a sentence of life in prison.

Scott Roeder killed Dr. George Tiller in cold blood because of his religious belief that Tiller deserved to die. Just like the Muslim terrorists who find a way to interpret their holy texts and get a reason to kill others who don't agree with their faith.

Mr. Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., told jurors that he had a growing sense of his own faith and opposition to abortion in the 1990s after watching “The 700 Club,” the evangelist Pat Robertson’s television talk show. Mr. Roeder’s views on religion and abortion, he said, went “hand in hand.”

I can see ir clearly! There it is, the wonderful hand of God, acting through the mouth of his faithful servant Pat Robertson and inspiring religious nutjobs to do crazy things in His Holy Name.

Oh, yeah, there are wonderful Christians who really live a life full of love towards everyone else. Yeah, there are people who find in their faith a way to cope with their problems and be better everyday. Yeah, there are Christians who get the logical message that it doesn’t make any sense to kill someone in order to protect others' life.

So there are Muslims who do so. Yet we still talk about “Muslim terrorism”.

The pro-life movement, along with the Christian right, have all the right to voice and defend their position against abortion. However, as this is fueled a lot by faith, the blind faith that is required from believers, it is possible to get to these kind of extremes. Dr. Tiller had been targeted for a long time, and had made of his clinic a "fortress", a precaution needed after the attempts to bomb it. These people want to prevent "murders" of being committed by committing a murder themselves. Total hypocrisy.

I would be making a mistake if I blamed this attack on a Christian person just for him or her being so. But to deny that Christianity had something to do with it would be the same as denying that Islam had anything to do with the 9/11 or 7/7 attacks, or the burnings of the Danish embassies due to a cartoon.

I still have to see an atheist “extremist” actually harming someone.

We are a scary bunch, aren't we?


  1. I totally agree. However, a atheist might be a killer: don´t forget Raskolnikov

  2. I remember there was a joke or a funny memory regarding Raskolnikov and the literature class with Moises. But I can't remember exactly how it went. We're old.


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