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Friday, August 19, 2005
  BTK


I've been glued to Google News and listening to NPR the last week to hear anything about the BTK trial. This story has been like passing a deadly, bloody, 30 car pile up on the other side of the freeway. I don't want to look at other people's pain, but I want to understand how someone could do something like this, if at all possible.

Dennis Rader is incredibly evil. There are few words to describe the level of evil that would do it justice. How anyone could listen to this guy describe all that he did and say that all people are basically good is beyond me.

How he mixed good and evil, fantasies that his victims would serve him in the afterlife, its unbelievable.

Good is possible, good truly exists. So does evil. Unless we deny the small everyday evils that tempt us everyday, unless we seek to see ourselves in the stark black and white of truth, anyone could head down the path to be like this guy.

Going to church, being an active member in the community, obeying the law, being married and respectable, none of these things in itself defines anyone as good. The difference is if our hearts are filled with the kind of self-centered darkness that allows the rest of the world to exist for only our pleasure.

Thanks for reading,

AC

 
Comments:
It's a scary line, isn't it? I believe we all have the capacity for this in us, but the difference is our structure. I was raised to never hurt anything. At the same time, I do believe that some people are more likely to "break" like this, to become sick like this. I don't believe in evil. Even the people who abused me, I believe they were sick sick people. Do I think they should die? ABSOLUTELY. Some illness cannot be cured.

I cannot imagine how his wife is feeling. I think I'd kill myself if I was her....
 
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