Thursday, April 16, 2009

YouTube Creationist Murders Fellow Student

Religion didn't help him much, just seems to have added to his mental illness . . . another example of how religion can make things so much worse. The hatred in this individual was extreme, however atheism didn't seem to have anything to do with this attack against a female student.

This video, brought to my attention by The Atheist Jew is frightening. It’s obvious this dude was very ill. It’s also a good example of why we must be very careful to protect our personal identity and information in the blogosphere.

From The Atheist Blogger:

Video link

For those familiar with the atheist/Christian & evolution/creation debates on YouTube, you will have probably come across the user Tony48219, real name Anthony Powell. He ranted about Evolution and atheism, using repeatedly debunked arguments, and was a fanboy of VenomFangX. Anthony Powell shot and killed fellow student and YouTuber Asia McGowan last Friday, before turning the shotgun on himself.

In a recent video, Tony48219 (YouTube account now suspended) had told viewers he had no reason to live, and that he would kill himself with a shotgun. His parents said he had had problems with depression, but didn’t like taking his medicine.

Very disturbing and very, vert sad.


tina FCD said...

Sad indeed.

Stardust said...

Yep, very sad that the family members did not recognize that he could be dangerous and needed help. There are ways to get people into treatment via intervention if it comes down to it and state will pay for those who cannot.