Bill O’Reily is hilarious
While I’m starting to agree that religion was less of a motivating factor in the attack on Oslo, Norway than pure racist xenophobia and fascism, it’s hilarious how Billy-Boy refuses to believe any mass murderer could be a Christian. You can’t really blame him for his ignorance; this is the same man who is convinced tides prove the existence of God. Still you hear this “No True Scotsman” fallacy all the time in regards to who is, and isn’t a “real” Christian. Here’s a working definition: any person who believes a historically dubious Palestinian Jew who lived 2000 years ago was in fact the creator of the Universe.
It’s tragic to think people like Bill actually believe devoted religious people are incapable of murder, since faith itself often motivates people to commit the most atrocious acts. The Crusaders who slaughtered man, woman and child indiscriminately did so precisely BECAUSE of their religious convictions. While I agree that Anders probably does not fit in that category, there’s nothing about his behavior that would suggest that he was a “bad Christian”.