July 7, 2005

FIRST KILL GOD... (via Judd Heartsill):

Rudolph Unapologetic in Letters to Mother (AP, July 05, 2005)

Anti-abortion extremist Eric Rudolph, who has admitted four bombings, seeks his mother's forgiveness in a series of letters she shared with USA Today, but he scoffs at people who peddle salvation to him "like peanuts at a ballgame." [...]

He is not apologetic for the bombings.

"Perhaps I should have found a peaceful outlet for my opposition to the government in Washington: maybe I should have been a lawyer and fought (for) decency in the face of this rotten system; perhaps I could have taken up teaching and sought to inculcate a healthy outlook in a decidedly unhealthy society," he writes. "But I didn't do any of these things, and I resorted to force to have my voice heard. However wrongheaded my tactical decision to resort to violence may have been, morally speaking my actions were justified."

In another he refers to people who send him money and books.

"Most of them have, of course, an agenda; mostly born-again Christians looking to save my soul. I suppose the assumption is made that because I'm in here I must be a 'sinner' in need of salvation, and they would be glad to sell me a ticket to heaven, hawking this salvation like peanuts at a ballgame. I do appreciate their charity, but I could really do without the condescension. They have been so nice I would hate to break it to them that I really prefer Nietzsche to the Bible."

...and then all things are possible.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 7, 2005 12:00 AM

Nietzsche. Nietzsche. Sounds like ...

Posted by: ghostcat at July 7, 2005 2:13 PM

i could have sworn that Rudolph was a Christer. Didn't somebody in the MSM tell me that?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at July 7, 2005 4:31 PM

His supporters were/are.

Perhaps they wouldn't have been had they known he was not acting for God.

But then that means that if he had been acting for God, they'd have supported him, too.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at July 7, 2005 5:39 PM

What? This despicable, murdering anti-abortion wacko isn't a fundamentalist Christian???? I feel my whole worldview starting to crumble....


Posted by: Kirk Parker at July 7, 2005 5:41 PM


Bombing the Olympics had nothing to do with stopping abortionists.

Posted by: oj at July 7, 2005 5:58 PM

No, Orrin's right. Christians never kill anyone.

Posted by: Rick Perlstein at July 7, 2005 6:44 PM

Christians kill lots of people, but some are justifiable and some aren't.

Posted by: oj at July 7, 2005 6:57 PM

When did Nietzsche advocate bombing lesbian nightclubs ?

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at July 7, 2005 10:02 PM

If God is dead there's nothing wrong with bombing anyone or with lesbianism for that matter. The bomber and the victims are children of the same non-God.

Posted by: oj at July 7, 2005 10:06 PM