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Explaining Evil

Docnick Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 7:19 AM
Evil is a question of moral judgment... Mental illness has nothing to do with morals.... I have never know a family that had children with mental illness that accepted that their child was mentally ill..... If they did or could there is still little they can do about it.... The issue has to do with the rest of us being at risk from their children.... Laws do not protect us from them or from any other danger.... Every society in history has had mentally ill people. We can't cure cancer (most forms) and we can cure mental illness. Treat it to some degree - yes - but not cure..... Ron

Trying to explain an evil act like the one that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is on a par with explaining how the universe was formed.

The natural human reaction after extending sympathy and prayers for the victims and their families is to ask what actions might have been taken to prevent the massacre. More gun laws? Connecticut already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. Those laws did not prevent a man with evil intent from carrying out his heinous act.

Some will blame TV and...