Joined: Jan. 2006
More on our Christian Killer Link:
"COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- Matthew Murray was kicked out of a missionary training program five years ago for strange behavior, and talked about hearing voices, according to a man who served at the center with him."
"Richard Werner, 34, said Monday he was a worker at the center in Arvada, Colorado, in 2002, the same time as Murray.
He said Murray was told in December 2002 he would not be allowed to join a mission trip to Bosnia. That was five days after Murray performed a pair of dark rock songs at a concert at the mission that made fellow workers "pretty scared," according to Werner."
"Werner, of Balneario Camborius, Brazil, said he had a bunk near Murray's and that Murray would roll around in bed and make noises.
"He would say, 'Don't worry, I'm just talking to the voices,' " Werner said. "He'd say, 'Don't worry, Richard. You're a nice guy. The voices like you.' "
'Werner said he instantly suspected Murray when he heard the news of Sunday's shootings.
"I turned to my wife and I said, 'I know who did it. It's Matthew,' " he said. "It was so obvious.'
So Murray grew up in a crushing Christian atmosphere, started hearing voices in his head at least five years ago and go no help to speak of from his Christian family and community. Wonder why he snapped.
Moral of this story: If you're going to come down with the type of schizophrenia that starts showing symptoms in your late teens or early twenties, try hard not to be living in a Christian environment when it hits you.
Hey GilDodgen, here's another clue for you: Look at this guy's name: "Murray". As in Madeline MURRAY O'Hair. How's that for an atheist connection for you?