In the Web writings, which are now being investigated by Colorado Springs Police, Arvada Police and the FBI, Murray warned, "I'm coming for EVERYONE soon and I WILL be armed to the @#%$ teeth and I WILL shoot to kill. ...God, I can't wait till I can kill you people. Feel no remorse, no sense of shame, I don't care if I live or die in the shoot-out. All I want to do is kill and injure as many of you ... as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world."
This is really not too much different from a lot of the anti-Christian writings I see on the web. The Internet seems to bring out people who hate, especially those who hate religious people.
Examples abound here,here,here.
Here's a link to his website.
CNN reports he wrote this:
"You Christians brought this on yourselves," Murray wrote at 11:03 a.m. on Sunday, CNN affiliate KUSA reported on its Web site.
"I'm coming for EVERYONE soon and I WILL be armed to the @#%$ teeth and I WILL shoot to kill," the KUSA report quoted from the final posting.
This is not some literary "internal dialog" but one person speaking to others of a similar persuasion. What's disturbing is that Matthew Murray is merely the Christian-hater who had the courage of his convictions. To other people who read his threats the issue was not the deaths of innocent victims, but the bad publicity.
After that final posting, one of the other Web site users realizes what's happened and wrote, "Oh no. I just saw this on the news."
Another wrote, "Yes, please don't do it. You'd only make them into martyrs and yourself into a fanatical, hateful zealot, in the public opinion."
The only other posting that referred to Murray was a user asking everyone to leave the Web site to chat about Murray elsewhere to avoid the media finding out.
Lawrence O'Donnell provides another forum by publishing a post ridiculing Romney's religion, which brings out the like-minded
All religions are crazy. They all believe in mythical ghost-like flying beings that float around in the sky somewhere, except come down to sit on our shoulders once in awhile to tell us what to do (or to "tempt" is to do something). They are invisible and cannot be heard by most people. They live in some "other" place either above our sky or deep inside the bowels of the earth.
Which religion has the men start every morning with a prayer thanking God that he did not make them a woman?
Which religion says that women must do as they are told, act as slave in the home and mute in the world, and always submit to men -- oh that's right, it's all of them.
I don't think we can look too closely at any religion without finding lots of things about it that are bizarre. Or crazy. And interpreted by some as hateful, and justifying violence and even murder.
We have a civil government run by civil laws. We are not electing a preacher/minister/rabbi, we are electing a person to carry out the civil laws of this country. Every second that any of these snake-handling clowns spend talking about religion while they are on the job is a theft of money from the civil government. If we want to hear preachers, we can go to church.
These politicians love to preach, and to tell us how holy they are, while they have wheelbarrows full of money-bribes carted off to their secret bank accounts.
Religion is irrelevant to politics other than being a cover-up for the crooks. The only legitimate religious question for a politician is whether they will follow and enforce the law even if it conflicts with their religious views.
This is the sea in which Matthew Murray swam. Be afraid, be very afraid.