Massacre born of ideology or faith?
A: As this is a cultural war, our definition of being a Christian does not necessarily suggest that you are required to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus. Being a Christian can mean many things, including that you believe in and want to protect Europe’s Christian cultural heritage.
The European cultural heritage, our norms (moral codes and social structures included), our traditions and our modern political systems are based on Christianity - Protestantism, Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity and the legacy of the European enlightenment (reason is the primary source and legitimacy for authority).
It is not required that you have a personal relationship with God or Jesus in order to fight for our Christian cultural heritage and the European way. In many ways, our modern societies and European secularism is a result of European Christendom and the enlightenment. It is therefore essential to understand the difference between a “Christian fundamentalist theocracy” (everything we do not want) and a secular European society based on our Christian cultural heritage (what we do want).
So, no, you don’t need to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus to fight for our Christian cultural heritage. It is enough that you are a Christian-agnostic or a Christian-atheist (an atheist who wants to preserve at least the basics of the European Christian cultural legacy (Christian holidays, Christmas and Easter).
"The PCCTS, Knights Templar is therefore not a religious organization but rather a Christian 'culturalist' military order,” writes Breivik.
What then might have been external reasons for his horrible acts of violence? In the compendium he asks precisely this question on page 1381f:
"What tipped the scales for you? What single event made you decide you wanted to continue planning and moving on with the assault?"
“For me, personally, it was my government’s involvement in the attacks on Serbia (NATO bombings in 1999) several years back. It was completely unacceptable how the U.S. and Western European regimes bombed our Serbian brothers. All they wanted was to drive Islam out by deporting the Albanian Muslims back to Albania. When the Albanians refused, they really didn’t have any choice but to use military force.
By disallowing the Serbians the right to self-determination over their sovereign territory, they indirectly dug a grave for Europe. A future where several mini-Pakistans would eventually be created in every Western European capital. This is unacceptable, completely unacceptable.
There have been several issues that have reaffirmed my beliefs since then. Among them are my governments cowardly handling of the Muhammad Cartoon issue, and their decision to award the Nobel peace prize to an Islamic terrorist (Arafat) and appeasers of Islam. There have been tens of other issues. My government and our media capitulated to Islam several years ago, after the Rushdie event. Since then, it has gone downhill. Thousands of Muslims pouring in annually through our Asylum institution, or by family reunification. The situation is just chaotic. These suicidal traitors must be stopped.”