View Full Version : Colorado Church gunman

12-10-2007, 06:28 PM
The 24 yr. old gunman was homeschooled by a "deeply religious family". <<SIGH>>


12-10-2007, 06:55 PM
so sad...

Ava Rose
12-11-2007, 09:25 AM
This is a very sad story. Obviously homeschooling and being raised in a "deeply religious family" have nothing to do with this tragedy. There are plenty of people raised the same way that live productive lives. I doubt this will even make homeschooling or being raised in a religious family look bad or questioning anyway. I mean...if so...those making accusations will have to account for all the crimes commited by schooled kids living in not so religious families.

Very sad story...just so sad to hear about this. I guess the guy was kicked out of the missionary group.

12-11-2007, 09:56 AM
Gosh, I heard about this story, but not the home schooled part. Geesh, when are we (home schoolers) going to catch a break. We all know that this probably had nothing to do with why he committed the crimes.

That just goes to show that being "deeply religious" is not enough. You have to teach your kids morals, values, right from wrong in addition to your religion.

Where do so many go wrong?
This is just so sad.

nancy sv
12-11-2007, 03:25 PM
Oh my. I can't imagine... What is "deeply religious" anyway?

12-11-2007, 07:36 PM
Well, there are many parents who have given their all and done their best, but it comes to a point where the child makes decisions on their own. And sometimes those decisions go totally against the way they were raised. Can't fault the parents many times if they have done all they thought was right in a sense.

I dunno it's a horrible situation for them, I'm sure! I don't think it had to do with his religious upbringing, or homeschooling. I think he made some VERY poor choices and let something eat at him to the point he took this kind of action!

Wow, that's sooooo sad! :cry:

12-11-2007, 09:50 PM
Mentioning that he was homeschooled in a deeply religious family is only giving background. If he had attended a fancy, shmancy, elite, private school I bet they'd have listed that, as well.

12-11-2007, 11:11 PM
I don't think the parents are at fault either. I just posted it because it was out there. Sorry if it offended anyone.

12-12-2007, 12:52 PM
The missionary school said he was not allowed to finish due to some "health" issues, but would not elaborate on them. I bet that he had some mental things going on and that led to this happening.

12-12-2007, 03:19 PM
Very sad.

It looks like he addressed being homeschooled in his rants. Below is a link to a news article that discusses it for those that are interested.


12-14-2007, 12:39 AM
I don't think the parents are at fault either. I just posted it because it was out there. Sorry if it offended anyone.I don't think it offended anyone! If you meant what I wrote, I was just rambling.... I know a lot of times people jump to the conclusion that the parents did something wrong, so I just mentioned that in passing. I think that was a day I had a bad headache.....

12-19-2007, 12:31 PM
You know, I actually was pleasantly surprised by the media reporting on this case. Homeschooling was mentioned, but I haven't seen any big deal made of it anywhere in the MSM...one article even interviewed someone from the CO homeschool association and emphasized that homeschooling wasn't the issue.

I think they dug up every detail to show who he was and where he came from, but think his education would have been mentioned regardless.

When I read his rantings, I saw mental illness. Abuse may or may not have been an issue (I think you have to be careful reading too much into the ravings of a mass murderer), but mental illness certainly was.

I wish he had been able to find the information he was obviously seeking.