Why place a Bible next to their bodies?
"Pro wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife, suffocated his 7-year-old son and placed a Bible next to their bodies before hanging himself with the pulley of a weight machine, authorities said Tuesday."
I get the whole "roid rage" thing, but why place a Bible next to their bodies?
Dreaming Dragon, I get the whole 'roid rage thing because I have seen for myself what it can do to a man, and personally experienced what a man will do when he's been using steroids for a prolonged period of time. The Benoit story is not out of line with 'roid rage in the least.
- HawaiianBrianLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Great question Godless. I was wondering that myself. I tend to disagree with the posters who think he placed a bible out of remorse. I would guess he did it to emphasize his belief in an afterlife. He was trying to justify his evil deed, and had probably deluded himself he was taking them to a better place, where they’d sit on Jesus’ lap for eternity. That’s consistent with religion’s idea of the ends justifies the means, e.g. the wackos the kill abortion doctors. Way to go religion!
The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.
— Robert Anton Wilson
No one has an idea really of where we should draw the line. What about the Bible? Every nut who kills people has a Bible lying around. If you're looking for violent rape imagery, the Bible's right there in your hotel room. If you just want to look up ways to screw people up, there it is, and you're justified because God told you to.
— Penn Jillette
Once people get hung up on theology, they've lost sanity forever. More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any other name in the history of the world.
— Gore Vidal
It is interesting that every time God gives direct orders to anyone, it is always "Thou shalt kill."
— Newsweek magazine
- Dreaming DragonLv 41 decade ago
I don't get the whole "roid rage" thing. He killed them a whole day apart. He had plenty of time to send his son to someone else after he killed his wife. What was he waiting for? God to come "fix" his mistake? His son to see his wife's body?
Obviously the Bible has some kind of significance to Chris. Perhaps he was condemning them for something or blessing them but we will never really know.
Jst please don't make excuses for a sick and cruel crime. He can take the full responsibilty for choosing to take steroids, knowing the side effects. Or he can have the full responsibilty for choosing to kill his family. Period, no excuses. If he is guilty, we don't need to pass blame on to someone or something else.
- linsLv 51 decade ago
thats one of the most tragic murders ive heard in a long time. i mean if your going to kill your self fine, what ever. but why his wife and son? he's a pro wrestler for goodness sakes! like the boy, or wife could really break free from him. it truly is very tragic. and on the bible thing, i have no idea.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Well I would say ask Chris Benoit but he is dead. I am serious however, you may never know the thoughts that were going on in Benoit's head.
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- SuzanneLv 51 decade ago
You're asking for a rational explanation for an irrational person's behavior? There isn't one.
- auntb93Lv 71 decade ago
People used to put various valuables with the bodies of the dead so they would have them in the afterlife. This was common practice in many primitive religions. I guess the guy was pretty primitive.
Either that, or he was indicating what had caused him to do what he did.
- Mike1942fLv 71 decade ago
Because it is the Holy Bible and that means it works like magic to ward off evil - if you believe in killing your family you might as well believe in magic.
- MariahLv 51 decade ago
I don't know, I wasn't there.
This is a tragedy and you make yourself look very bad using it in this manner.
- 1 decade ago
anyone that does something that horrible can't possibly be thinking straight so who knows what the bible was about? maybe just saying that they are with God now?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The speculation is he was on drugs. They can make you do crazy things. Hopefully, he did it to show remorse and realized that he committed an awful deed and a great sin. All I can hope is that He and his family knew Christ before they died. Thanks for the question and have a great day!