March 14, 2005

Church Shooting Suspect Described as Average Joe

Those of you who follow crime stories may notice that a lot of serial killers, mass murderer's what not - people who snap and start killing people or snap and start acting out weird murder fantasies are from the Midwest, many from Wisconsin. Like this guy who shot up a church in Milwaukee. At first, I was worried that it would be jihad and security would be locked down to a point where based on this blog they would deny me entrance for Christmas. As it turns he was a member of the church led to murder on Christian theological grounds. A month or so ago I recounted how my parish priest back home had told the congregation that it took courage to go to church on Christmas. Turns out it wasn't because of Da Vinci Code-wielding atheists, or even the logical reason that because of the parking situation from everyone coming out of the woodwork to go to church, there is a chance you could freeze to death walking to the entrance. No it's because of other Christians who disagree with you enough to kill.

That's the real story here. It's a lot like guys blowing up buses and buildings and airplanes hoping for 72 virgins. It's a lot like a country going to civil war because half of them are Christians and the other half is Muslim. However, the story is going to end up being: 'Gee, guys from Wisconsin are always on the brink of snapping.' I almost don't mind because for about a week after these things happen people treat me nicer, but it misses the point. I think Voltaire put it best: 'Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.'

Posted by Spicolli' at March 14, 2005 9:06 AM