Re: Police investigating grisly Calgary murder sceneJun 2nd, 2008
I think it goes a bit deeper then just some religious issue, as there have been friends/family who have reported that days prior to this occuring, he was apparently hearing voices and all that good stuff, he claimed to his father that he was having a nervous breakdown..... so to me this sums up to an untreated mental condition that might have very well kicked into full swing faster then anybody could have known and thus, there was little time to treat it.... since his parents were getting ready to fly to see him when this all occured. Religion might have had something to do with the way he reacted to this mental condition that occured, but religion didn't create it.
And if you want to link it or direct it to Religion being responsible, then you're going to get into some muddy water in regards to what created those voices and who's voices he was hearing.... which get's more into a religious debate.
I think this guy needed money and, in order to have the big salary increase, he needed to complete his accreditation exams. I also think that he wasn't ready for those exams and, although he had no barriers to delaying them, he had to be Mr Perfect in his mind and the eyes of those close to him. In his mind, he had to outshine the cream of the crop that graduate from the faculty. It wasn't enough to be in that small, accomplished, professional community, but he wanted to be better than all of them by trying to overachieve. He couldn't do it, and that was too much for him ... so suicide was his choice. As the control freak that he probably was, he decided that his family would not adhere to his strict rules without him, so they were going with him.
I think he was a selfish, arrogant, pathetic excuse of a human ... and I don't believe a word about hearing voices. The only voice he heard were his own thoughts telling him that he'd rather commit suicide than not be better than everyone, and what better way to make sure the family follows his wishes than to kill them too. I understand that Anna will be adopted by family, and I sure hope it isn't his family.
He also asked his boss what the future held for him ... leadership was the answer. Should have sounded good to him, but I guess he wanted instant everything and working his way up through the ranks was beneath him.