Do you think this psycho Anders Behring Breivik, culprit of the Norway killings

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  1. marstoblog profile image71
    marstoblogposted 7 years ago

    Do you think this psycho Anders Behring Breivik, culprit of the Norway killings is pure evil?

    Is he what you would class as pure evil in this world and what you think evil is.

  2. Painted Seahorse profile image93
    Painted Seahorseposted 7 years ago

    I think that's very possible. A lot of people don't like to believe in pure evil, but it's out there. Just look at what he did, killing scores of innocent people, many of them children. Even if he had misguided or dangerous political/ideological beliefs, he appears to recognize right from wrong. He just did it anyway and planned it all out very rationally and coldly. To me that's evil.

  3. Universal Laws profile image33
    Universal Lawsposted 7 years ago

    Manchurian Candidate?  Set up, programmed?  More likely than him being evil. If he was programmed over a period of time he will certainly be damaged now.
    Turn the word backwards, evil is when anyone is operating against life itself.   live. evil, reversible.

  4. Jason Oleinik profile image75
    Jason Oleinikposted 7 years ago

    I don't think he's evil, just very, very miss-educated. As far as I understand, he lashed out at the government for allowing immigrants to enter the country more freely. He was manipulated into some very misguided beliefs.

    He did say that his attacks were "atrocious", so to me that shows that he understand how horrible what he did was. If he was evil, he wouldn't call his actions that.

  5. rob_allen profile image82
    rob_allenposted 7 years ago

    I dont think so. But what he did was pure evil. I dont know the guy personally but i guess, there is a reason behind the killing.

  6. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    i doubt it very much if he was evil in the common use of the word. i would guess that he is mentally deranged  with serious psychotic problems. evil is just a word to describe a really bad person by me , so lots of people are evil.

  7. marstoblog profile image71
    marstoblogposted 7 years ago

    do think then that evil is like a fairy tale and just a label to group the people who do wrong?

  8. Merlin Fraser profile image73
    Merlin Fraserposted 7 years ago

    Labels :   Makes life easy to pigeonhole I suppose,  some way for people to understand something without actually having to think too much about it.

    What exactly is EVIL ?  and who invented it .... The Devil  ?  So that anything bad that happens we just brand that person evil and leave it at that.

    I can think of many far more accurate words to call Anders Behring Breivik and his actions, long before I would use evil. 

    No doubt the lawyers will have a field day arguing the case and dragging it out for years for little purpose save lining their own pockets with gold.... Now that’s Evil.

    There can be no justice or closer for any of the families of his victims while this man lives, it’s just a pity that he only has one miserable little life of his own to give them.

  9. peterxdunn profile image57
    peterxdunnposted 7 years ago

    No - in the same way that Hitler wasn't a monster: he was just a man that did monstrous things.

    We mustn't elevate these crimes: by according them some kind of supernatural significance, into something that they are not. This man is a murderous, racist bastard: pure and simple. He took his own personal prejudice and went looking for an 'ideology' that matched his own twisted view of the world. He then used this 'ideology' as an excuse to justify playing god. Don't forget - this man considered himself a Templar Knight - the Templars defended the Temple of Solomon from the Saracens. If we needed any proof of where religious extremism can take people - we need look no further.

  10. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 7 years ago

    I think what he did was pure evil. He may have told himself the actions were based on good intention, but he allowed evil to influence some inner, brooding hatred. You don't murder innocent children or anyone else without harboring some really ugly resentments. If he wanted to do something positive for the world he should have turned his back on whatever coaxed him. And when I think about it, the decision not to turn his back on the evil urgings was infinitely evil.

  11. junkseller profile image82
    junksellerposted 7 years ago

    If having a conviction and then carrying out a set of actions in support of that conviction that kills a bunch of people in the process makes one evil, than yes. But then, a whole bunch of us should be considered pure evil as well.

    Most of us don't think that of ourselves, choosing instead to believe that dead kids are justifiable in carrying out our own convictions. Plus we pay people to pull the triggers for us, which is clearly less psychotic.


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