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okasha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-11 09:50 AM
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83. Breivik's own answer to the question:
Edited on Sat Jul-30-11 09:55 AM by okasha
At the Washington Posts On Faith blog, Mathew N. Schmalz, Professor of Religious Studies at College of the Holy Cross, argues that Breivik sees himself as a cultural rather than religious Christian.

Breivik calls himself a cultural Christian. Religious Christians, he observes, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which he himself does not have. For Breivik, Christendom is a vehicle for preserving European self-identity and is not necessarily opposed to elements of paganism such as Breiviks own Odnistic/Norse heritage.

The Christian history that Breivik seeks to reenact is not the passion of Jesus Christ, but the narrative of the Crusades. Although he wishes that Benedict XVI would call Christendom to crusade, Breivik argues that the Roman Pontiff has been too accommodating to Islam and has thus betrayed the Church and Europe as a whole. The new Crusade will thus have to be initiated outside the authority of decadent institutional churches.

http://www.urbanfaith.com/2011/07/is-anders-breivik-a-c...
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