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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

norway terrroristOSLO, NORWAY (Worthy News)– Anders Behring Breivik's 1,500-page manifesto shows that the Norwegian terrorist's depiction as a "right-wing, Christian fundamentalist" by many in the mass media may be as inaccurate as that of their so-called "Christian" bomber, Oklahoma City terrorist Tim McVeigh.

Breivik was charged with two violent attacks in and around Oslo: a bombing in the capital that killed seven, and a shooting spree at a youth political retreat that killed more than 80, but though he was called a Christian despite these most unChristian acts, Breivik's own words reveal he isn't very religious and actually prefers science over scripture.

"As for the Church and science, it is essential that science takes an undisputed precedence over biblical teachings," wrote Breivik. "Europe has always been the cradle of science, and it must always continue to be that way. Regarding my personal relationship with God, I guess I'm not an excessively religious man. I am first and foremost a man of logic …"

Contemporary media reports had also characterized McVeigh as a Christian even though he no longer held any religious convictions; before his execution, McVeigh even said that his god was now "science".

As for Breivik, his definition of "Christian" is sociological at best and contradictory at worst.

"As this is a cultural war, our definition of being a Christian does not necessarily constitute that you are required to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus," he wrote. "Being a Christian can mean many things; That you believe in and want to protect Europe's Christian cultural heritage … It is therefore essential to understand the difference between a 'Christian fundamentalist theocracy' (everything we do not want) and a secular European society based on our Christian cultural heritage (what we do want). So no, you don't need to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus to fight for our Christian cultural heritage. It is enough that you are a Christian-agnostic or a Christian atheist …"

Breivik seems to have emulated Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher who suggested that religion was used as a crutch for avoiding decisive actions.

"I've always been very pragmatic and influenced by my secular surroundings and environment," recalled Breivik. "In the past, I remember I used to think: 'Religion is a crutch for weak people. What is the point in believing in a higher power if you have confidence in yourself!?'"

Although Breivik took decisive actions in Oslo, none of it could accurately be described as Christian.

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  • Floyd Geron Looney
    26 July 2011 at 8:54 am - Reply
    • George Whitten
      26 July 2011 at 9:59 am - Reply

      Daniel Greenfield pulls out some interesting findings that probably will never get published in the mainstream press!

  • George Whitten
    26 July 2011 at 8:57 am - Reply

    The UK Telegraph reports that this guy could be held in a 'luxury prison'.

    Anders Behring Breivik could be jailed in one of the world's most progressive prisons, where inmates enjoys cells equipped with flat screen televisions, minifridges and designer-style furniture.

    and a maximum of 21 years for his crimes — or 82 days per killing!

    With this kind of justice, who knows how many copycats may take advantage of such a lax criminal justice system?

  • Marjie
    26 July 2011 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Translation: OH WHY, OH, WHY COULDN'T HE HAVE BEEN A MUSLIM-MARXIST-KENYAN-BLACK? LOL!

    • Eagles Questions
      26 July 2011 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      …what?

  • FresnoJoe
    26 July 2011 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Praying For This Folk
    And For The Believers Slandered By People Who Know Better

    "Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee." Isaiah 49:7

  • FresnoJoe
    26 July 2011 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Praying For These Folk
    And For Their Terrible Loss
    And For The Believers Slandered By Folk Who Knew Better

    May The LORD Comfort And Heal

    "Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee." Isaiah 49:7

    In Jesus' Name
    Amen~!

  • OlgaK
    29 July 2011 at 4:47 am - Reply

    The major difference, Christians follow Jesus whom told Peter to put the sword away, whom said turn and offer the other cheek, Jesus said Forgive them for they do not know.

    Mohammad of Islam said smite their heads, he fought in over 26 battles, he was  warlord Muslims consider this man their prophet, making easily justifiable for Muslims to commit crimes.

    • Kafirlakhnat
      29 July 2011 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      dont say what u dont know kafir

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