Anthon Powell Tony48219 Christian Murderer

Many here may know Anthony Powell by his youtube videos and support for VenomFangX another youtube creationist that eventually got shut down (re: my page for video series).
Known on youtube as "Tony487219" it was easy to see his irrationality through his ramblings about creationism, hatred for atheists, the opposite sex and most likely everything else he didn't understand in his mentally ill world. But since he was a "believer in god" his ramblings were allowed and even supported by other religious youtubers. This ended when Tony48219 took a shotgun into his Jr. College classroom and killed a fellow female student and then himself.
When will the rest of society realize that these people are insane and dangerous to others?

Comment by natheist on April 13, 2009 at 2:12pm
wow. what a prick.
Comment by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on April 13, 2009 at 3:17pm
this is disturbing, and sad. what a waste.

glad to see god was there for him.
Comment by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on April 13, 2009 at 3:19pm
maybe this was a glimpse into a truly disturbed mind.
Comment by Flip on April 13, 2009 at 6:59pm
You know, he may have been disturbed manic depressive
But it's the belief in "god" myth fantasy world that allowed him to believe that he was right devoid of "The Facts" as well as house such blind hate - He would have had to deal with his issues and this murder of a young woman would have been avoided.

Personally, I would hold those that fed him this religious crap partly responsible for the prolonging of his mental illness (aka religion).
Comment by Frank on April 13, 2009 at 11:11pm
At least the parents admitted right off the bat that he did suffer from depression and they did try and help him, but he refused it. Most times the parents act clueless as to why this all happened.
Comment by Flip on April 13, 2009 at 11:51pm
Frank,
Who knows how long that interview was or how it was edited
granted they admitted that their son had problems
but they also must have indicated other things as well to the reporter
who then distilled them (presenting it over the graduation photo)

Oh I agree, They have little option but to express sorrow for the murder
of another family's daughter and to offer an excuse that
"all that could have been done... was done"
and that "he was/wasn't to blame"

Granted it's difficult for a parent and people can get so desensitized
to the warning signs that proper action may not be taken.

However,
Personally I believe that such people are not created in a void
But by their environment in combination with their genetic disposition.
His family MUST have known about his religious rantings, his handguns (that got taken away)
read in between the lines a bit, he seems to have LIVED with his mom and dad.
Problem is, they didn't "get him the help he needed" OR have him locked up.
They took away his handguns leaving him with the shotguns and his ability to use them to kill "evil doers"
(read: normal or rational people)

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