The Mindset of Jared Lee Loughner
Loughner and Religion
Posted: January 10, 2011
One opinion clearly expressed in Loughner's on-line expressions is a distrust or dislike of religion, especially Christianity. In one of his YouTube videos, Loughner claimed that he refused to write a religious preference on an Army recruiting form and, later in the same video, after making the currency statement mentioned above, he proclaimed "No! I won't trust in God!"
The user Erad3 postings elaborated on these sentiments and represented his most clearly expressed views on society. In these postings, in his unique style, he repeatedly mocked Christianity and those who believe in it. Often he expressed a belief that the Bible was pure fiction, as in this example from July 2010:
"If Christianity philosophy is non-fiction writing then there's a [sic] author for the literature.
There's no author for the literature.
Therefore, Christianity philosophy is not non-fiction writing.
Crap on anyone who is believing Christianity without evidence of a writer!"
That same day, in another thread, user Erad3 made an almost identical posting that included Buddhism as well as Christianity. A few days later, he stated that "God couldn't be a possible."
Often, user Erad3 seemed irritated that "Above Top Secret" forum members even started discussion threads related to religion. "There's not one writer that can justify the books as theirs," he said in one thread about the Bible. "There's no need to post in this thread!" In another post, he proclaimed the Bible a "very sad and pathetic attempt for something to talk about!" Posting in response to another religiously oriented thread, he wrote simply "Crap on God! Crap on God! Crap on God! Talk to the toilet seat for a [sic] hour."