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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:57 PM
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BTK killer: "I know it's not very Christian, I had a demon inside me"
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WICHITA, Kan. - Confessed BTK serial killer Dennis Rader made his first public apology for the murders that horrified a community for a quarter-century, blaming a "demon" that got inside him at a young age.

"I have a lot of remorse. I'm very sorry for them. It is something I wouldn't want to happen to my family," he told KAKE-TV. The interview was conducted Saturday; some of it was aired Wednesday night with additional portions to air Thursday.

Rader, who pleaded guilty last week to 10 first-degree murders in the Wichita area from 1974 to 1991, nicknamed himself BTK, for "Bind, Torture, Kill," as he taunted media and police with cryptic messages about the crimes. He faces sentencing Aug. 17.

"I just know it's a dark side of me. It kind of controls me. I personally think it's a and I know it is not very Christian but I actually think it's a demon that's within me. ... At some point and time it entered me when I was very young," said Rader, who was once president of his Lutheran church.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050707/ap_on_re_us/btk_kil...
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:59 PM
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1. The Devil made him do it!!
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:00 PM
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2. sheeeit - ima go get some demons.
then i can act like an asshols and do whatever i want!!!

Then if i repent to jeebus, it's all good.


:eyes:
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:00 PM
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3. Oh, good grief!
Yea, right,the devil made him do it. :eyes:
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:03 PM
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4. There must be a demon outbreak
Didn't the Idaho kidnapper talk about demons as well on his blog? :eyes:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:29 PM
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7. Demon outbreak lol
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:12 AM
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17. Demon Attack (Activision)!
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:36 PM
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9. Well, I know that a demon wrote that Santorum book too.
eerie
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:03 PM
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5. Tthis is the right wing fundies' fatal flaw...
They cannot accept that they have evil impulses in their souls (though this guy is certifiably loonie.) Which is why they have no compassion for others. that's my theory of wingnut psychology in a nutshell.
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blurp Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:21 AM
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20. No. It's why they're right wing in the first place.
They do accept that they have evil impulses. That's why they want strong controls on movies, etc.

The problem is that they think everyone is just like them.

We can handle freedom, but they know they can't.

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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:03 PM
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6. I guess Rader forgot
to read the part about free will.

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:32 PM
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8. It was probably a gay, atheist, anti-war, pro-choice, democrat demon
And I bet it supported a Single Payer Health Care System.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:39 PM
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12. no doubt
:rofl:
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:37 PM
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10. Yeah, the demon's name is Dennis Rader, fuckhead. nt
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:39 PM
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11. Ah, the Graner justification
The guy who got serious kicks from making prisoners pee themselves in terror, but who professed to be an upstanding Xtian at the same time.

You've almost got to admire their ability to keep so many contradictory thoughts, motives and rationalizations going at the same time.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:19 AM
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19. Oh yeah
They're such good Christians and they kill terrorist! :sarcasm: I guess they don't know that "Thou Shalt Not Kill" means just that and that Jesus said "turn the other cheek" and "love thy neighbor." :eyes:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:39 PM
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13. Maybe you had a demon, Mr. Rader
But it's YOU who will be spending the rest of your days in jail.
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True_Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:00 PM
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14. Sounds like a typical Republican
it's always someone else's fault, isn't it?
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:13 PM
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15. Then why didn't he volutarily turn himself in...
... so he and the demon could spend some quality time together behind bars and save lives in the process?

Guess he didn't feel quite guilty enough, eh?
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:08 AM
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16. Demon my a$$
He was a person who chose to act on the evil impulses he had within him, period.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:15 AM
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18. Of course
No such thing as personal responsibility anymore. Either say God told him to do it or blame the devil or a demon. I remember earlier this year this kid my age killed and butchered his parents and in court he claimed God told him to do it because his parents were "being mean" to him. :eyes:
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 07:10 AM
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21. He reminds me
of Donald Rumsfeld. The two have far more in common than not.
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