Jesus Christ & Seung-Hui Cho (Viginia Tech Murderer)

I know that this story has been all over the news the past few weeks, so I won’t spend too much time on the topic, but there are a few things that need to be said. 

I’m sure many of you have seen this video, but after re-watching it, I heard this killer say something that (a) immediately angered me, and (b) made me feel immensely sorry for this individual.  Within his self taken video documentary, Cho rants about how he is the victim in this society; that he has been somehow driven (righteously?) to take the lives away from the innocent.

Where I became angry/annoyed/saddned was when he compared himself to Jesus.  Cho says:

“….thanks to you, I die, like Jesus Christ, who inspired generations of the weak and defenseless people…”

This is just another example of someone getting a distorted view of religion; twisting it so it fits his ‘reasoning’.  It boggles me to think that someone could honestly feel that they are being “Christ-like” (or even religiously minded) in harmful/murderous actions.  If Cho really knew the meaning behind Jesus’ life, then this would not have happened, but unfortunately, he didn’t – nor did he ever want to.

It is evident that Cho came from a spiritual family.  His family said the following in a public statement: “We pray for their families and loved ones who are experiencing so much excruciating grief. And we pray for those who were injured and for those whose lives are changed forever because of what they witnessed and experienced.”

Somewhere Cho slipped through the cracks of his family and religion.  However, the question of “who’s to blame” is invalid – Cho acted on his own accord, using a bastardized “religion and philosphy” to justify his actions.  He misrepresents Jesus and human morality.  My heart hurts for those who lost a loved one to this killer.

 [here is a video that compiles all of Cho’s comments…his comparison to Jesus is at the end, around the minute mark] 

CLICK FOR VIDEO (sorry, I can’t figure out how to embed the video yet – I will eventually)

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5 Responses

  1. Saying that Cho killed in the name of Jesus is like saying that Hitler killed in the name of vegetarians. “Thou shalt not kill” is unambiguous… and if ya can’t tell the difference between murdering 32 innocent people and dying on the cross so that others may live – i .e. the giving and taking of life – you’re just mental.

    Good post. 🙂

  2. I never said that Cho “killed in the name of Jesus”. I merely said that Cho mentioned Jesus in his video documentary. Sadly..he mis-represented Jesus’ teachings.

    yes, Cho is wrong…the problem is that Cho believes that what he is doing is equal to what Jesus did back in 33AD… let’s be frank……Cho and Jesus’ death were NOT identical….he killed himeslf in the name Jesus yet did not know the truth of Jesus compared to himslef…..there is a specific difference that is quite evident.

  3. Justin,

    Just place the following text in your blog:

    aA

  4. Ack! My apologies. My first sentence should indicate that Cho’s thought that he is akin to Jesus is ridiculous and that, naturally, you do not think that to be true (being sane and all).

    The difference between killing other people and dying so that others may live in eternal life is about as stark a difference as you can get. 😉 I’m in complete agreement with you!

  5. thanks agnosticatheist…ill do that! (don’t worry about it theobromophile)

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