TTAG commentator Bud writes:
I am both a retired police officer and a retired soldier. I have seen extensive combat with some really nasty people (the rice-propelled ones not the couscous-propelled ones) and I have worked homicides and rapes, child abuse and neglect, domestic battles and neighborhood fights. Just really nasty people doing really horrendous things to other people . . .
I grew up going to a Christian church and the whole concept of ‘evil’ as described in the Bible didn’t really stick with me until I was an adult and ran into it, up and front and personal, in all its variations.
Evil is real. It exists all around us and sometimes comes after us just like it did in Charleston.
I understand that. I prepare to meet it both physically and spiritually.
What I can’t understand is how anyone who professes to believe in an all-powerful spiritual supreme being can not understand that you can’t legislate evil out of existence.
You can’t pass a law that will prevent evil from attacking innocents. How is it that a major portion of our citizens think that removing the ability to defend one’s self is going to defeat the real evil that exists in the world and demonstrates its existence every single day.
They allow evil, pure demonic evil, to walk into a church or a school or a movie theater and kill everyone they find there and believe that they can end that by making everyone defenseless.
You can’t legislate evil out of existence.
You can’t negotiate with evil. You can’t make a deal with evil.
You have to accept the fact that evil is real and may be sitting right in front of you across a negotiating table or in front of a Congressional hearing or standing in front of a cheering crowd that will believe any false promise that is made to them by a politician who in fact, willfully or unknowingly, supports evil just to further his or her own agenda.