The most common-sensical thing I heard said came Thursday morning, in a hospital interview with a student who'd been shot and was recovering. Garrett Evans said of the man who'd shot him, "An evil spirit was going through that boy, I could feel it." It was one of the few things I heard the past few days that sounded completely true. Whatever else Cho was, he was also a walking infestation of evil. Too bad nobody stopped him. Too bad nobody moved.
I'll tell you one thing, if I saw somebody who was infested with evil, I'd exterminate him. With prejudice. It's common sense.
I'm not sure what Digby is getting at but the quote from Garrett Evans rings scarily true for me. I'm an athiest. I have no attention for the concerns of most Christians and do not believe in their idea of evil.
That being said, when L went into her psychotic break and was holding K hostage I described her in the same way, "An evil spirit was going through that [girl], I could feel it."
It was as though one of my limbs had been chopped off and this evil creature was in its place. The horror of it was unimaginable.
You know the scene in the movie where the cop, or the bad guy, or the soldier gets their arm chopped off and they are seeing it for the first time and the blood is spraying out everywhere and they are just completely stricken dumb by the horror? Well like that; but much, much, worse.
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Democrat." "I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican." "I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met but, somehow, now it's my fault."