O'Reilly Links Lack Of “Judeo-Christian” Belief To Mass Shootings

From the October 1 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY: So, finally tonight, over the past 19 years I have covered dozens of mass murder situations, including the 9/11 attack, where people in my neighborhood lost loved ones. Now, all of these stories have one thing in common, one thing. Evil. If you are a believer in Judeo-Christian philosophy, you know that life is a struggle between good and evil. And human beings are compelled to choose good if they want to be rewarded after death. That is the crux of Judeo-Christian philosophy.

But for those who do not believe in anything, there is no struggle. There is only impulse. Most non-believers can control themselves, but a few cannot. And if you believe in nothing, anything goes, if you are an out-of-control-person. Sounds trite but it's true. There have been great agnostic and atheistic people in this world, kind souls who treated others well. But the majority of atrocities the world has experience are committed by individuals or societies that reject the greater good and embrace only the selfish moment. You can track them, you can look at them. There are millions of mentally ill people in this world. Millions. There is violence all over the place, as we know. It is part of the human condition. But, by rejecting standards of good and accepting harmful behavior as normal, the world is becoming a much more dangerous place. When life means nothing, atrocities will occur. And they are.


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