Ylen uutinen 29.11.2011
"Syyttäjä Svein Holdenin mukaan loppupäätelmä oli, että Breivik elää omassa harhaisessa maailmassaan, joka hallitsee hänen ajatuksiaan ja tekojaan."
Caroline Myss 28.7.2011 (korostukset minun):
"Motivated by fear, racism, and hatred, his method of alerting people to the danger of Islamic infiltration into dominantly Christian Norway/Europe was to murder as many of his own countrymen, women, and children as he could.
He has been evaluated by a psychiatrist as insane. Is he really "insane"? By what definition do we decide "insanity" in these days of psychiatric jargon?
Standing back and observing cycles and patterns of social history, one pattern stands out to me - as the Western Christian society tossed out the language of evil, and thus one's ability to discern the presence of evil within the psyche of an individual, psychiatric terminology took its place. People were not longer driven by inner darkness. They were "psychotic" or "schizophrenic". They required drugs to repress them, tranquilize them, put their brains into low functioning states while the doctors excavated abusive childhoods.
I'm not discounting the role of abuse by any means. In fact, abuse and the absence of love needs to be put directly under the spot light of analysis.
Now - the absence of sacred teachings makes a person vulnerable to darkness, not just madness.
What happened in Norway is not the act of a madman. It is the act of evil, the act of hatred with a gun in its hand. Evil and hatred are capable of acts that the human mind cannot comprehend - the Holocaust, for example.
By calling just actions insane, we assume the position that they are freak incidents that cannot or might not happen again. Recognizing, however, that they are rooted in evil - actual evil - is another thing. You then realize not only can they happen again, they will happen again.
Evil looks for the mentally and emotionally vulnerable and unprotected, the individuals who are frightened and who nurture hatred in themselves and who have never learned to turn to a Higher Power for help.
People have frequently said to me that they do not believe in evil. For me, that is a foolish position if not a dangerous one. I offer the world as proof and events such as the one in Norway as proof that darkness not only exists but it is powerful. And each one of us is susceptible particularly those who think that darkness is a fantasy, a fiction, a lark.
In any event - no matter what you believe, let me end by saying it is better to live within a field of grace than outside it. Let us hold the people of Norway in our prayers and the people of Europe. No doubt the pattern of fear this man set in motion is rapidly moving through the rest of Europe."