While Rush Limbaugh asks us not to blame Fox or talk radio, Huffington Post points out that the shooter was an "Ardent Atheist". Granted it is about half way through the article and they don't make too much of a point of it. However I am just waiting for all of the conservatives to deflect the finger pointing away from them and at the atheist community.
And so what? Being an atheist is like being colorless, it just means to not believe is god or gods, it is not a dogmatic label like being called a Muslim. So being an atheist cannot be a motivation in and of itself, to attempt to kill a US democratic party representative.
I read some of his posts at http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread591520/pg1
Clearly this guy has some grave critical errors lurking somewhere in his hardware - I think his discovery of the worlds second greatest dirty secret after faith - that the monetary system is rigged and controlled by private interests - could have sparked, in combination with some insanity, a naive sense of zealotry on his part - I mean he should have targeted the Fed not some congresswoman.
I hope Atheism and the Anti-Fed movement won't be stained by this as these are the two most important movements in North America... maybe this shooting is a smear campaign? Could be, conspiracies are quite common after all, the privileged elite want to maintain the rigged inequitable status quo, a very historical theme indeed. The way to really fight the... oligarchical financial puppet masters who hold unlimited wealth due to their power to change the rules and print money legally at will... is to build a community with an independent democratic transparent monetary system. No killing people, this will only bring bad PR, reduce freedom, and play into the hands of the unelected banking elite.
Supposedly 'pro-life' shapes are proving time-time again the most destructive, how ironic.
Just because one would have a token wooden cross hanging in their rear-view does not really convince any rational thinking person that their angelic by default.Grown-arse women and men act like foolish children and try to cover that up w/religion? Values? Phobias? f minus.
my 3000 cents:
Remember, they eat their own yet we, the 'left?' wing, are first on the 'mess-with' list in their nostalgic backwards minds. I blame lack of communication and trauma from either modernity fatigue and or fubar parents; noise blocking institutions. Like a lyric I heard "jesus, he keeps the noise out, jesus he keeps the street out..." sure, I bet 'he' does... : P
Loughner is apparently against all socially acceptable behaviors. His Atheism is just what he sees as part of his "rebellion “ against social convention. I doubt he has any thought out religious conviction in any form. He's just a fucking psychopathic killer.
CNN asks if he is evil or mentally ill, they threw it in their religion section too. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/17/our-take-is-alleged-arizon...
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What matter most is that the dude is an ATHEIST. With more and more people going through demoniic doorway, turning away from God, the futre doesn't look so bleaky, so rosy!