Saturday, May 4, 2013

ZenTiger Anders Breivik - A Christian Atheist

I've noted a few instances where people have assumed that Anders Breivik was a Christian. He wasn't, in the sense of what the word means to most people.

Anders himself described a category of Christian called "Christian-atheist". If that doesn't get your bat senses tingling, you probably aren't a bat. Anyway, here's a bit of background to this myth, and 5 other myths about Anders await beyond the link.

By Daniel Greenfield, Canada Free Press:

Myth 1: Anders Behring Breivik was a Fundamentalist Christian

Breivik described himself as not a religious person and mentions praying only once. His plans leading up to the attacks involved multiple visits to prostitutes. In one section of his manifesto he clarifies what he means by Christian.

Q: Do I have to believe in God or Jesus in order to become a Justiciar Knight?

A. No, you don’t need to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus to fight for our Christian cultural heritage. It is enough that you are a Christian-agnostic or a Christian-atheist (an atheist who wants to preserve at least the basics of the European Christian cultural legacy).

Breivik did call himself a Christian, but meant that in a cultural sense, rather than a theological one. He emphasized that he was not seeking a theocracy, but a secular society. His idea of a Christian Europe had nothing to do with religion.

[Source - Debunking 6 Myths About Anders Breivik]

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