From The Denver Channel:
BOULDER, Colo. — A 24-year-old ski lift operator who fatally shot the general manager of the Eldora ski area was determined to kill co-workers who weren’t Christian, according to court records obtained Thursday.
The documents, filed Wednesday in Boulder District Court, said witnesses told authorities that Derik Bonestroo walked into a building at work, fired a gun into the ceiling and said: “If you’re not Christian, you’re going to die.”
General manager Brian Mahon was shot and killed Dec. 30 at the ski area west of Nederland, Colo., in Boulder County.
Witnesses said when Bonestroo asked Mahon’s religion, Mahon said “Catholic” and Bonestroo shot him twice: in the chest and head. Mahon is believed to have died instantly. Other employees ran out the back door of the ski employee’s meeting area and fled into the woods, describing an additional four to five shots being fired.
Hmmmm, so not only would you have to be a christian, but you would have to be a particular brand of it….. Well, that’s if we believe that the gun wielding maniac was on the up and up.
Isn’t this basically the argument against Pascal’s wager, the idea that it is safer to believe in a religion so in case a deity does exist you will not have to burn in hell? It works out if you guess the correct religion, but since there are thousands of gods that people have worshipped picking the right one is like winning a lottery.
(via Unreasonable Faith)