Martin Marty on Religion and the Norway Shooting
Guest Post by Robert Sagers
Church historian Martin E. Marty today comments on Anders Behring Breivik’s shooting attack in Norway, and the religious implications of the way some people responded to it.
Marty, a Lutheran, writes:
Q: What do the following have in common? Anders Behring Breivik, killer of scores of innocents in Norway; assassins Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK) and Sirhan Sirhan (RFK); serial killers: Dennis Rader (Kansas, murdered 10); Charles Starkweather (Nebraska, 11); Jeffrey Dahmer (Wisconsin, 17); and Dylan Kiebold (Columbine, CO, 13).
Answer: they were all Lutheran Christians.