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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What role Christianity?

From today's Associated Press - Va. Gunman Had 2 Previous Stalking Cases:
A law enforcement official described it Tuesday as a typed, eight-page rant against rich kids and religion. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

"You caused me to do this," the official quoted the note as saying.

Cho indicated in his letter that the end was near and that there was a deed to be done, the official said. He also expressed disappointment in his own religion, and made several references to Christianity, the official said.
I wonder where this will lead? It appears that he must not have claimed Christianity based on the wording of the official. However, I will be curious to see what references he made to Christianity.

How could the teachings of the Bible be viewed from that type of mind? I don't propose to know the answer. Obviously, he did not see the hope found in the Gospel.

Then again, what Christianity did he see? Was it a reality in the people he came into contact with, or was it merely a part of the traditional culture? I guess we'll find out as we learn more about his past.

One thing is certain. It causes me to rethink my own interaction with others. Can we simply let people go who appear to be having obvious struggles? "It isn't my business," we say. Then again, should someone's struggles take him or her to the extremes exhibited by Cho, it becomes everyone's business.


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