We know evil exists. The 13-year-old chronicled in the video above, a teen who shot his great grandmother in cold blood, proves the point. Or does it? Some say “evil” is an outdated religious concept; the murderer’s upbringing led to the tragedy. Others contend that killers like this suffer from a genetic disorder; they’re sociopaths or psychopaths. Some reckon it’s a combination of the two.
Those who hold these opinions usually argue that violent people can be cured. Do you buy that?
The alternative: there are “truly evil people” in this world. Completely, irredeemably, selfishly, violently amoral people — who need to be put down like rabid dogs.
If you hold that opinion, forget about capital punishment. Are you ready to terminate an evil person who poses an imminent, credible threat of grievous bodily harm or death? Would you hesitate to pull the trigger and/or feel remorse? If you wouldn’t, what does that say about you? I’m not trolling. I’d really like to know.