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  •  Timothy McVeigh declared himself to be an (1+ / 0-)
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    Zack from the SFV

    agnostic.

    It is just as misleading to blame McVeigh's terrorist act on religion as it is to blame the 9/11 attacks on religion.

    But to be frank, this is the first time I've heard anyone call Timothy McVeigh a "radicalized Christian extremist". He was just a secular right-winger.

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    by Alexandre on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:25:08 PM PDT

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    •  Raised a Catholic & maintained core beliefs ... (2+ / 0-)
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      Can't accept McVeigh as being secular.

      His declaration of being an agnostic was one day prior to his execution.

      Prior to his execution he was administered a Catholic sacrament.

      McVeigh was raised Roman Catholic.[85] During his childhood, he and his father attended Mass regularly.[86] McVeigh was confirmed at the Good Shepherd Church in Pendleton, New York, in 1985.[87] In a 1996 interview, McVeigh professed belief in "a God", although he said he had "sort of lost touch with" Catholicism and "I never really picked it up, however I do maintain core beliefs."[85] In the 2001 book American Terrorist, McVeigh stated that he did not believe in Hell and that science is his religion.[88][89] In June 2001, a day before the execution, McVeigh wrote a letter to the Buffalo News identifying as agnostic.[90] Before his execution, McVeigh took the Catholic sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.[91]
      Yes, even Timothy McVeigh was a product of the Christian church.

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      by josmndsn on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:46:26 PM PDT

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