Diary of a Christian Terrorist

A look at the student who was planning on bombing protesters at Falwell’s funeral:

Visitors to Mark David Uhl’s Myspace page will quickly learn that Uhl is a student at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, that he is a devoted Christian, that his name means “Mighty Warrior” — and that he likes Will Smith’s saccharine tear-up-the-club track, “Switch.” Uhl reveals his career ambitions on his page as well: “I will join the Army as an officer after college.” Already, Uhl was preparing in Liberty’s ROTC program.

Uhl waited until he was offline, however, to reveal his plot to kill the family of itinerant Calvinist provocateur Fred Phelps (famous for their “Fag Troops” rallies outside soldiers’ funerals). The Phelpses planned to protest Falwell’s funeral, a bizarre stunt designed to highlight Falwell’s somehow insufficiently draconian attitude towards homosexuals. Uhl made several bombs and allegedly told a family member he planned to use them to attack the Phelps family.

…Uhl was an a devout evangelical Christian who advocated religious violence in the name of American nationalism. Uhl’s blog, featured on his Myspace page, offers a window into the political underpinnings of his bomb plot. In one post, Uhl implores Christians to die on the battlefield for “Uncle Sam.” He justifies his call to arms by quoting several Biblical passages and reminding his readers that the “gift of God” is eternal life.

“Christians, we have been given life after death and we should help others receive it and not sit here in our big buildings and sing to ourselves so we can go home and feel good about ourselves,” Uhl writes. “Christians, fear of death, fear of death. The fear of death shows you don’t believe.”

Uhl concludes, “God needs soldiers to fight so his children may live free. Are you afraid??? I’m not. SEND ME!!! “

His myspace page can be found here.

8 Comments

  1. “I am Mark David Uhl. Mark: means Mighty Warrior. David: means Passionate Lover. Uhl: is originated from a German word meaning Loyal. My name means “Loyal protector of whom he loves.”

    My name is Melanie Renee. My name means DARK ONE REBORN. In your FACE mark!

  2. Oh, so he was planning to knock off the whackjobs who protest soldiers’ funerals? Uh, yeah, that’d have been a HUGE loss.

  3. The only thing that surprises me is that someone hasn’t done this already.

    Excellent point! And I know the answer for it: Because Phelps has always had the good sense to only go up against people that were far more kind, compassionate, and peaceful than himself — including combat veterans and bikers. Only when he decided to take on a group that is close to being as odious as his own, did this happen.

    (Don’t get me wrong — I think even the most kind, compassionate and peaceful person could be excused for losing their temper, and attacking these demented bastards.)

  4. Uhl concludes, “God needs soldiers to fight so his children may live free. Are you afraid??? I’m not. SEND ME!!! “

    What stopped him from rushing and joining the military as an elisted? Or go to work for Blackhawk or other defense contractors?

  5. Post excerpt from Onward, Christian Soldiers…

    In one post, Uhl implores Christians to die on the battlefield for “Uncle Sam.” He justifies his call to arms by quoting several Biblical passages and reminding his readers that the “gift of God” is eternal life.
    There you will find him extolling fellow “Christians” to go kill and die for their country, which this young man seems to have confabulated with serving God. Seeing that Uhl is but one example of dozens of classes of ROTC grads prepared with this most damnable and unchristian teaching, I have to assume that, far from being a tragic exception, he was simply acting according to the things he had learned.

    Of course, those teachings demand that actions such as Phelps’ be punished, that they be sought out, hunted down and killed. That is the obvious conclusion from the doctrine that is taught at Liberty U. And if you were wondering “what sort of person could commit the Haditha Massacre – well, here’s an example of the sort of person that could. He had napalm bombs. Not mere Molotov Cockails, mind you, but home-made napalm with explosives to spread it over a wide area, intended to wipe out not just Fred Phelps, but his entire family. I doubt the choice of man-made “hellfire” was accidental.

  6. @McGee: you said “Oh, so he was planning to knock off the whackjobs who protest soldiers’ funerals? Uh, yeah, that’d have been a HUGE loss.”

    I disagree with everything the Phelps’ say and stand for. But I live in a nation that respects freedom of speech and belief; it is a freedom to be cherished even though it means hearing the words of fools like the Phelps’, Limbaughs, O’Reilly’s Coulters and the legions of Bush-apologists wearing egg on their faces. I’d rather keep that freedom and have the ability to debate their untenable positions, than violently do away with it as terrorist cowards like Uhl attempt, and you clearly support.

    Not only did your words support this terrorism, you used sarcasm which is the lowest form of wit. You’ve embarrassed yourself.

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