Posted by lex, on December 11, 2007
Today I’m feeling more than ordinarily muddled. It can’t much help that I’m suffering from a head cold that my lovely wife brought back from her in Orlando. And yet the unfolding news about Colorado church shooter Matthew Murray seems to me yet another chapter in a seemingly unending serial of narcissistic brats whose violent fantasies grow in inverse proportion to their sense of empathy – and it’s making my head hurt.
On Monday, police confirmed that 24-year-old Murray was the gunman in the deadly shootings at both the Youth With a Mission center on the Faith Bible Chapel campus in Arvada and at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. Three people, including Murray, were killed in Colorado Springs, and two others died in Arvada. Five other people were wounded.
“You Christians brought this on yourselves,” Murray wrote on a Web site for people who have left Pentecostal and fundamentalist religious organizations.