Was Dyllan Roof an Atheist? Is That Why He Chose A Church?

I’m still at the wondering out loud stage, but so far nada, zip, zilch on this guy other than the biggie.

A few things are bubbling to the top:

He had a crush on some chick that ran off with a black guy a couple of years ago. That, according to an acquaintance, was what “pushed him over the edge”. You know who else gets pushed over the edge a lot? Schizophrenics. He looks crazier than a shithouse rat. Mostly it’s the hair.

He’s on more than a couple of psychotropic meds.

Recent drug (meth and other stuff) that landed him in trouble with the law, and heavy meth usage will make even normal people nutty.

For a while, his mom took away his gun, so SHE at least knew, or suspected, something wasn’t right with junior.

I think the guy was an athiest too, as evidenced by the selection of his target.

Really, other than his dislike for blacks, this guy looks and acts like your average beta hipster emo, and not the second-coming of the Third Reich.

All the interviews with people that knew him are heavily edited and ONLY cover the race angle, and last only a few seconds.


  • If you’re doing Meth you are a monster in the making. That is one horrid drug. Under the influence you can likely rationalize anything.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Yeah, meth stories never end well. It seems he had been doing meth for a while too.

      • El Martyachi


        Hitler’s alleged use of other drugs, like cocaine and amphetamines, has already been documented — the International Business Times mentions two documentaries that cover it — but his apparent reliance on 74 drugs, including crystal meth, adds to the portrait of a hypochondriac ruling Nazi Germany while high.

        • Shebel

          And this is IT for You?
          Why are you attempting to make this point.?
          Why should anyone care?
          It is almost like you are attempting to belittle the Lives of the people that Died.
          ” So if it was 2015 and Hitler was strung out and addicted to ‘crack’ and ‘crystal meth’ and he decided to eradicate the Jews— It would not be his fault ? ”

          Makes sense in your world?

          • El Martyachi

            No.. there’s no point I’m trying to make beyond saying meth is bad, mmmmday. Someone said meth makes monsters, I post a link about Hitler doing meth.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Hitler was a massive pill head, somewhat of a hypochondriac, and a fitness and diet freak.
            Oddly enough, his whacky vegetarian diet, cause him some minor problems, that when those were treated, the drugs had more serious side effects, which were then treated with even stronger drugs.
            Veganism kills.

          • El Martyachi

            I read about his quack doctor last night.. whoa.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Relax, dude. And stop “reading in” your bias when you ponder others’ comments. Also, perhaps you should lay off the drugs.

          • Sir Roderick Spode

            Oh I just flipped out and called every one all sorts of bad names and just lost my composure.

            There are no drugs involved.

            I saw family go off to Indo china and try to prosecute a war no one understood.

            I still make time for angry men that could see you Americans had no idea. At the Fire Station … seems like every one on the planet knows how to run thier lives at a comunity level except you Americans .. gonna be Hillary this time? you are gfoing to destroy us this time arent you? Please Prime Minister dont send our blood and treasure (however small) into your ill conceived hapless conflicts. Americans are fools.

            Every week I go to our Volunteer Bush Fire Station and listen to men who fought for FREEDOM against Communism. Some of those blokes who have no reason to lie have told me things about how America ran that war

            that turns my guts.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            No more meth for you!

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  • Martin B

    Why a church, and this church in particular?
    1) It has historic value as one of the very oldest black churches in the South, dating back to the 18th century,was burned to the ground in 1822 after a slave revolt led by its members, and in modern times has been a prominent gathering place for black activists:

    2) Black folks praying in church make an easier & safer target than gangstas on the streets of Charleston, particularly after you gain their trust by attending Bible study.

    I agree his appearance and manner is 100% beta emo hipster 0% good ol’ boy, but I don’t know if you can draw any certain conclusions from that. Mental illness + meth + psychotropic meds is a combination made in Hell.

    • Xavier

      Reports say that particular church didn’t allow the congregation to carry – so it was a fish-in-a-barrel zone.

      • Sir Roderick Spode

        That’s what I was thinking but it is always the way. Just put on a beret, grow some appalling facial hair and misrepresent Science to school children. That is what passes for scepticism in American cultural discourse. But you are making it fun and educational for the juniors right?

      • Sir Roderick Spode

        I am glad that some one else besides my nut case Australian Vietnam Vets and their younger protégées – I wont put myself out of this I instructed unarmed self defence. Looks one way then the next then back. I had hoped that Americans with all the freedom to carry fire arms actually knew how the bloody things worked. Even if they chose not to support an armed population , surely they should diligently seek information so they understand the discussion?

        • Xavier

          Americans who own and carry, legally and competently, generally don’t attend bible classes at black churches.

          Let some punk try this at Jamboree in the Hills and see what happens.

          • Sir Roderick Spode

            Much and all as I despise armchair experts. It does help to try to work through a nasty incident. The media wont do it. The Legal fraternity is too compromised. Realoading 5 times? That has got to be fiction.

            If you decide rushing the perp is a bad idea? Think this one to it’s logical end.. If you are firing a .45 any thing over 10 metres you are not going to hit it. Only way you could get any body count is to blast away into the crowd for a few seconds. Every one not incapacitated would be out of range within five seconds. Hunt down and terminate the wounded and the rest will be long gone. Oh but white.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Roderick, try to make sense, will you? For example, try tying your comment to the actual issue being discussed.

          • Sir Roderick Spode

            Would I be remiss if I just posted “: you are a CUNT” but I am from Australia. Free Yack.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Roderick, I may indeed be a cunt, but if so, I am a cunt who makes sense.

            Roderick, you are senseless cunt that makes no sense. Essentially, you are a cunt fucking itself. In Australia, to be geographically specific. Enjoy yourself. Hope you give yourself a multiple orgasm, Roderick. I do not begrudge a cunt its pleasure

          • Okay, enough with “cunt”, please.

    • African

      “…Black folks praying in church make an easier & safer target
      than gangstas on the streets of Charleston, particularly after you gain
      their trust by attending Bible study…”

      Very well said! This is the most cowardly mass murderer and the death penalty is too good for him and he deserved to be tortured to death! This demonic beast targeted unarmed people in a Church and sat with them for an hour gaining their trust only to shot them all dead! It is pure evil and even ISIS would not sit down for an hour for people who welcomed them and shoot them dead. ISIS might break into church and then bomb or shoot worshipers but they won’t deceive by pretending for one hour and start killing people.
      What makes it so evil is the cowardly deception he played on them and that it happened in a Church.

      • Sir Roderick Spode

        You are just as sick as this ……..oooooo

    • African

      The killer himself told his victims that he hated blacks and he was there to kill them. African Americans should move back to Africa and leave America al together. That would be good for both sides and a single African country such as Zambia, DRC, Angola, Mozambique, Cameroon or Namibia could absorb all of the 35 million African Americans and would still be half empty.
      DRC formerly known as “Zaire” is bigger than all Western European countries combined and is hugely under populated with only around 45 million and has the abundance of all natural resources one could imagine.

      • Justin St.Denis

        African, that has been tried before. Do you know how to spell “Liberia”? Well, you do now, so go do some research and learn a bit more instead of embarrassing yourself here with empty, uninformed comments.

        • African

          I know that story and this time the decision to move back must come from Black Americans themselves, they have to see the long term well being of their people and the fact that there is no good future for them until they move back and re-enter mother Africa.

    • There are definitely some misanthropes out there who are bedeviled with sundry delusions and who have what is often called anger management issues. I have had the misfortune to have had co-workers who are sad examples of this. ‘Nuff said…don’t wanna become more of a target than I already am!

  • Lyn

    Demon possessed!

  • Shebel

    There no dark or inner sinister reason for this crazy idiot.
    It could have been the last video game that he played.
    It was going to happen.

    • El Martyachi
      • Oh Brother.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Coren should retire now. He has turned himself into a walking, talking joke.

      • Shebel

        Michael Coren has picked a good time to leave the Catholic Church now that the POPE has taken to saving the Planet instead of Souls.

        • El Martyachi

          Ya never know.. Coren could re-re-convert (I’m assuming he’s not converted again since last checking) if the Pope goes with the flow on Gays.

          • Shebel

            It took a lot of thinking and a lot of losing to the judgement of others and old friends, Sometimes what a Man thinks of Himself out ranks the judgement of what others think of Him.
            This is a Man to be admired —especially if you could get him on your side.

          • El Martyachi

            … he’s a man with bills to pay. There’s not much more to say. Except that he luvs teh gay.

          • Shebel

            I say that you are dead wrong.

          • Placing bets on the next conversion? I’m going to say Ahmadiyya.

          • El Martyachi

            Whatever it is… hopefully not “gender”… please.

          • Do not judge! Don’t you dare judge.

      • DMB

        The only thing Michael Coren should be writing for is the Onion. He has become a sad satirical parody of his former self.

        • I have to agree with you on that.

    • African

      Good point! I agree, these mass killings will continue in America and will intensify in the coming years. Tens of thousands of Americans are dead due to gun violence in the last three years, eleven thousand of them in 2013 alone! It is like an active war zone! As more people reject God in their lives and turn more to materialism and computer games and drugs this will intensify with millions of purposeless young people growing up and trying to find meaning in drugs, gangs, materialism and all kinds of evil behavior.

  • Shebel

    Now let us watch— And see how this is all analysed .
    The results will show whom the USERS really are……

  • Jay Currie

    The guy sat for an hour before killing a bunch of innocent people.

    Drugs? Yup.

    Meth? Yup.

    Evil? No question.

    Looking for root causes or explainations is a futile exercise in rationalisation. There are monsters in the world, this was one of them.

  • k1962

    I think he’s a drug addicted loner. I don’t think atheism has anything to do with it. He didn’t do well in school and it doesn’t seem to me like he did much deep thinking about religion.

  • bob e
  • Everyone Else

    I blame it on the math, maybe algebra.

  • Barrington Minge

    Give a no-count, useless bottom-feeder a gun and he thinks he is somebody. Wrong – he is just a no-count useless bottom-feeder with a gun.

  • Gettingby

    If you considered yourself a “warrior on a mission” who believed that a race war was imminent, or who wanted to start one, attacking a church, historical sacred to the black enemy, headed by a high profile Senator with a history of pushing black issues and causes, makes perfect sense.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You swallow large pills without difficulty, I can just tell!

  • Yes. There is more, much more, to this story. And the media is intentionally covering it up. The good news is that it all will eventually come out – it always does, because human beings love a good thriller., and the key to a good thriller is not so much the why of the crime but the why of the CRIMINAL. The bad news is that by the time it all does come out most folks will have moved along and will only remember the original narrative, i.e. the false claim of a racist motive.