Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbow'd.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
-William Earnest Henley (1849-1903)
These were the last words of that piece of dirt (whose name I will not repeat) who bombed the Oklahoma City Fed Building in 1995.
In his last interview he also said that he didn't believe in God or Hell, but if there were a hell he would use his Army training to evade and escape. He was right; there is a way to escape Hell even for those of us without Army training. But he based his plan on bad intel. If he would have read the right intel (as in the Bible) he would has seen the way of escape in the same way the thief on the cross did.
This guy was an atheist, something to remember when Islamo terror apologists point to this bombing as an example on "Christian" terrorism.