Rourke: If you do not care to read an article that involves religion – skip this one.
I will not even attempt to answer the question of which this post is titled.
Writing this Saturday night I’m thinking about the evil that exists in the world. Across the United States women are beaten, raped and murdered. The same happens to children daily as well. People are beaten and murdered over a few dollars and addicts overdose daily. Walk into any Post Office and the walls have pictures of the most wanted criminals accused of the most horrible crimes. Across the globe the most unspeakable crimes against nature are performed against humans often with the instigators laughing and finding amusement in their victims suffering. When I even begin to try to get my head around the immensity of the pain, the sorrow, and horrid memories and death – I know I am not even coming remotely close.
Of course the thought has to come up – “How could people do these things?” I have always suggested that people are no different than any other animal. Within each species there are the good – and then there are the bad. Possibly those that are really bad are just the bottom of the gene pool. Genetic defects you could say. Then again maybe people are who they are as a result of their environment and upbringing. Exposed to an environment that normalizes pain and death they are desensitized and as a result grow up not valuing life.
I remember the first time I saw the video of President Kennedy getting shot. I was shocked by the utter violence. I was in the third grade and cried. Today kids get online and watch ISIS cut someones head off and shoot a line of Christians in the head….one right after the other. Life is thrown away like a toy that is no longer played with.
So, I don’t know where evil comes from and I don’t have all the answers how to make it better. I believe the answer does not lie entirely with government policies or military intervention.
It’s people. It’s good versus evil.
I absolutely believe that Jesus Christ holds the answer if only people would only listen for it. The devil does exist and there is a war waging between good and evil all around us. We all are warriors within this battle and probably most do not even know it.
Something to think about. If you would like to hear more about this battle – let me know.