Wickedest Man in the World
By World Net Daily
Weeks before Matthew Murray armed himself with enough
weaponry and ammunition to kill hundreds, attacking both a Christian missions
training center and a
Murray, 24, of suburban Denver, is believed to have been the
gunman who shot and killed Tiffany Johnson, 26, and Philip Crouse, 24, at the Youth With A Mission campus
in Arvada, Colo., early last Sunday morning. Then, about 12 hours later,
WND reported at the time on the disturbing rantings Murray apparently left on several websites before – and even between – the attacks, including those reported by National Terror Alert, which documented a series of postings by "nghtmrchld26," which said, "You Christians brought this on yourselves … All I want to do is kill and injure as many of you ... as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world."
Now the minister behind the Good Fight
website, which has documented reports from rock stars themselves of their
encounters with the occult and satanic influences through their experiences
with rock music, is releasing an e-mail he received, which he strongly believes
Pastor Joe Schimmel told WND he
recalled the October e-mail when he read the postings, included in WND stories,
The e-mail, although it came from a man who identified
himself as "Brian," most probably was from
Brian described himself as 24, as was
And some of the writings in the Oct. 26, 2007, e-mail were
identical, or nearly identical, to other postings attributed to
"I have since joined freemasonry and found, studied and practiced the teachings of Aleister Crowley/Thelema/The Golden Dawn, Qabbalah, H.P. Blavatsky/Theosophy, Manly P. Hall, Alice Bailey, and others," the writer told Schimmel.
The first name immediately raised his eyebrows, but since the e-mail did not ask any questions of the ministry, there was no immediate response. A WND e-mail to the return address listed went unanswered.
During a court case in the 1930s,
Crowley also founded Thelema, a religious belief that was drawn from his book, "Liber Al Vel Legis," or Book of the Law, which gives only two commands: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" and "Love is the law, love under will."
The e-mail noted that "music is a very powerful thing," and then continued with writings that appeared to have been assembled in the form of an article titled, "My Secret Drug Addiction":
I have a powerful addiction to a powerful drug that most people in my life don't know about. Really, it is somewhat my fault. It started in part due to pressures in my life, with family, Christians abusing me, church and religion, loneliness and pain. I was hurting and angry and wanted an escape. This fun and enjoyable activity, this powerful substance grew into an addiction and a powerful force in my life that now controls every part of myself. I have found this drug to truly be a force to be reckoned with. This drug can completely alter blood pressure, heart rate, brainwave patterns and other bodily functions.
This drugs influence, however, goes much deeper than physiological function, for it's (sic) effects penetrate into the deepest parts of one's soul. This drug will completely control a person's mind, what thought's (sic) they think and their emotions and how they feel. I found that this drug has the power to completely alter a person's religious beliefs, their morality, and their values and their entire lifestyle.
I didn't realize I was addicted until about 2 years after starting. I have to admit, I am addicted. I'm an addict and completely powerless over this drug. I had fun with it at first, but now it controls me. It used to be a small thing in my life, but now takes up on average at least 5 hours each day getting high. Most of my friends and family don't have any real clue though, because I'm able to get high on this stuff without them realizing what I'm doing. My usage doesn't conflict with, but rather controls all the plans in my life. I've found that I am completely dominated and controlled by this addiction. This drug is the most powerful drug that I know of. I have found the high and it's (sic) ability to control a person and that's (sic) person's belief's (sic) and lifestyle is unparalleled. This drug has the same effects as meth, in that it's a powerful stimulant, the addictive properties of heroin, and it has the ability of hallucinogens to cause one to trip and trance out into other 'realities.' This drug is far more dangerous and addicting than marijuana and even harder drugs.
I have found myself in deep trances and other worlds through the usage of this drug and have found my life radically altered and changed and (sic) by it. I found this drug to be a powerful driving force and easy gateway into a world of sex, other drugs, rebellion, homosexuality, alcoholism and many other dark things. I have found such an incredible power in this drug that will completely carry one's mind away into a very real spiritual realm. My mind is completely controlled by this drug and there is no way at all for me to break free.
What is this mind altering life changing drug that has such an incredible power? … The drug that I use and am addicted to is commonly known in our culture as … Rock Music.
Schimmel said his organization specifically documents and warns about the occult influences in rock music and modern society, and this rang an alarm when he first received it.
When he saw reports from National
Terror Alert about postings thought to have been done by
The postings, on an online forum for former Pentecostals, have been removed. But other users said the writer had described himself as a former member of YWAM who had been asked not to join a mission trip and now wanted to "blow up and shoot everything I can."
The quotes included:
"I have found myself in deep trances and other worlds through the usage of this drug and have found my life radically altered and changed and (sic) by it. I found this drug to be a powerful driving force and easy gateway into a world of sex, other drugs, rebellion, homosexuality, alcoholism and many other dark things. … What is this mind altering life changing drug that has such an incredible power? Well, one of the main persons who has helped make this drug a powerful force in my life has been Marilyn Manson. ... The drug that I use and am addicted to is commonly known in our culture as … Rock Music."
Schimmel said the writings line up
with what he knows about
He said his ministry has worked to show how Satanism can
influence youth through music, and this was a factor not included in many media
reports about the
But he said if the author had "practiced"
"What he really is, is a Satanist, subscribing to the
teachings of Aleister Crowley," said Schimmel,
who told WND other leaders in the
He said it was significant that there were reports that
CNN reported a man who was
The CNN report said Richard Lerner confirmed the decision for
Jeremy Reynalds, a correspondent
for ASSIST News Service, also reported on Werner's comments. He said Werner
CNN said Werner, now of
"He would say, 'Don't worry, I'm just talking to the voices,'" Werner said, according to CNN. "He'd say, 'Don't worry, Richard. You're a nice guy. The voices like you.'"
Police confirm shell casings at both shooting locations tie
Authorities later confirmed