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originally posted by: WarminIndy
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: WarminIndy
when a person kills someone - because they claim their imaginary friend told them too - there is no point asking " whats your friends name " - they are still bat guano crazy
I don't think the kid believed Odin told him to.
But the point was made, it was to discredit religious worldviews.
Perhaps it isn't so strange that very unhappy people are so often fascinated by legends and prophecies about the end of the world... Ragnarok, Armageddon, etc... perhaps it appeals to their sense of "justice" that the world that they see as having been so unfair to them should suffer some final and overwhelming punishment.
originally posted by: Thalestris
Doesn't say anywhere on the article that the kid was a follower of Norse religion just that he titled his work "Ragnarok". I don't feel my beliefs are threatened by this article or this kid. Many people use the terms Armageddon, Ragnarok etc for what they feel will be the end of their world. Sounds like this kid was pushed and snapped. I feel for the families of those he hurt.