Updated on July 23, 2011
Norway Terror Attack
Norway Terror Attack
The facts aren’t all in yet, but a quick search of Google shows that the worldwide media is gleefully reporting the “Conservative, Christian, Right-wing Radical” meme. At least one German paper acknowleged in the opening sentence of one of their reports that the motive is not known. That was nice.
When we see attacks like this we automatically assume that they have an islamic root. The reasons are quite obvious. Most terrorist attacks for that last 25 years have been done in the name of islam. It is a simple fact. There have been over 17,000 attacks just since 9/11. This does not mean that all Muslims are terrorists. But there is plenty of evidence that the majority of attacks have been launched by Muslims in the name of Islam.
Now, like the Oklahoma City bombing before, we are faced with an attack that on the suface appears to be from a native Norwegian with unknown motives. But sometimes, things aren’t always as they seem. In the OKC case, there was ample evidence of islamic involvement that has been swept under the rug for decades. President Clinton instead used the attack as an opportunity to blame Conservative talk radio.
We should never assume anything until all the facts are investigated. It is just as bad to automatically assume it was inspired by Islam as it is to assume that it was motivated by Christianity – a humorous conclusion I will debunk later in this blog. Let’s remember the Giffords case where the media automatically blamed the TEA Party and Sarah Palin when the perp turned out to be a leftist lunatic.
But take a look at a few of the comments I culled from the Interweb:
A Christian — another prime example of why one can’t be normal and be one. If one didn’t realize this guy was from Norway he would sound like a recent graduate of the tea parties boot camp.
Perhaps NOW Homeland Security will start taking the threat of Tea Party terrorism seriously.
Yep, those darn Christians and TEA Partiers should be locked up before they go all Timothy McVeigh on the world. Geez.
But let’s focus on the Christian terrorist theme – an oxymoron for the ages. Can someone cite the verse in the New Testament where Jesus commands his followers to go on a murdering spree?
I don’t care what this nut’s Facebook page might say, the man is not a Christian. To be a Christian means to imitate Christ. We do that by living a life with one simple commandment – Love God with all our heart, and love others as ourselves. Obviously, this man failed in this area. He may have received Christ at some point in his life. He may have been a member of a church. But he was greatly under the influence of the evil one. The Holy Spirit would NEVER direct someone to murder children or set off explosives in hopes of murder and mayhem.
And that my friends is the crux of the problem. There is good and evil in this world. A spiritual battle is raging behind the scenes and those that willingly follow the wishes of Satan can be easily swayed to do all sorts of evil from murder to rape to slaughtering millions by famine or mass executions. If you are spiritually dead, whether you admit it or not, Satan controls you. There is no middle ground, and no lawful neutral alignment. But even if you are born again, you have to continually renew your mind with the Word of God and resist the devil’s temptations.
In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So you’ll recognize them by their fruit. — Matthew 7:17-20 HCSB