Apr 18 2007

Cho Seung-Hui Not A Christian?

Published by at 8:13 am under All General Discussions,VA Tech Massacre

It seems Cho’s note will be quite enlightening when it comes out (and I think it should come out soon unless it is evidence in an investigation). It seems he rants against religion and rich girls, and we learn from reporting his religion was not Christianity, which I believe is the predominate religion of South Korea:

A law enforcement official who read Cho’s note 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.

OK, some more speculation on my part (which drives the lefties nuts) as we explore what possibly happened to this kid. He becomes more and more isolated on a campus environment that is inescapable (I went to Tech and there is nothing but “school” around you during the normal year). If he was against Pop Culture and drinking and partying he was in hell on earth. If he was against the consumer-driven West and its wasteful spending he was in hell on earth. If he did not look kindly towards the open sexual nature of the West and the allure of women (in the spring time no less) he was in hell on earth. His actions show him sliding more and more into isolation has he finds no safe haven except that inside his mind. It makes sense. And only one religion is right now opposed to just about every aspect of Western culture.

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Cho Seung-Hui Not A Christian?”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    AJStrata, take a look at this link:

    http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2005/10/jamaat-ul-fuqra-in-virginia-part-1.html

    Could it be that Cho was influenced by this organization? You’re more familiar with VA.

  2. Soothsayer says:

    only one religion is right now opposed to just about every aspect of Western culture

    I assume you’re referring to anti-women, anti-gay, anti-science, anti-evolution Fred-Phelps-style Christian Fundamentalism:

    Christian scripture forbids charging interest on loans (Deut. Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury; forbids children of unwed mothers from attending church (A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD); Christ specifically said, “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”, and assaulted the bankers (i.e., money lenders), scourged them and drove them out of the Temple.

    The teachings of Christ are specifically at odds with capitalism and “Western culture.”

  3. AJStrata says:

    Soothie,

    Phelps is not a religion he is head of a cult. Get a grip man.

  4. Soothsayer says:

    He claims to be a God-fearing Christian who believes in the literal interpretation of the Bible. Where I come from that’s how they describe Baptists.

    Are Baptists a cult now?

  5. lurker9876 says:

    No, not all Baptists. Some that are too extreme are part of a cult. But, then, on the other hand, that’s true in ALL denominations. And, no, that’s not a description of the Baptists in my local area.

  6. AJStrata says:

    Soothie,

    Are you really that much of a religious bigot? I don’t like bigots on my site. I was clear I was talking about Phelps. Now either get a grip or take a hike. We have had enough hate for one week. We don’t need you acting like Cho regarding people of religion. Are we clear? No more warnings.

  7. Soothsayer says:

    There’s no hate in my speech and I’ve got no prejudice towards religion. My understanding is that most – if not all – Baptists believe in a literal interpretation of Gospel; Phelps claims the same thing.

    I was just pointing out that there are inherent conflicts between Scripture and Western culture, particularly in resolving certain issues of capitalism.

  8. crosspatch says:

    I am quite stunned that anyone would be attempting to tie this to islamic fascists. Come on people. Read the link to the paper on Cooper’s The Prairie that I posted last night in the other thread. The story of Ishmael Bush was pretty much a total criticism of American culture and it was written in the 1800′s. Basically it was saying that we are going to destroy ourselves and I believe the “Ismael Ax” reference is to Ishmael Bush’s ax.

  9. BarbaraS says:

    Well, I am stunned that the government is not shutting down this Islamic school or at least investigating it. Evidently iit is growing and branching out in all directions. What is it going to take for them to do something? A wave of suicide bombers trained in this camp?