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How to Look for Love in All the Right Places

On Friday, May 23, shortly before 22-year-old Elliot Rodger murdered six people in a California college town, he published a 138-page manifesto about his "dark and twisted" life, "an existence of loneliness and insignificance," all because women didn't appreciate his value. "I deserve the love of girls more than the other obnoxious boys of my age, and yet they get the girls and I don't. That is a crime that can never be forgotten, nor can it be forgiven." For this reason, he set out to "punish all females for depriving me of sex."

Earlier that same month, a male student at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington worked...


has a BS in Computer Science and worked in software development with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, where she works as Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #30, Fall 2014 Copyright © 2022 Salvo |


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