Man's Search for Meaning
I wonder if some of the reason why so many people wish to pin a political significance on the recent murders in Arizona is that that would give the violence some meaning. When political people are involved, meaning tends to be political. It is far easier for us to think that murder has a purpose (even a bad one), and that someone died for a reason, than it is to think that someone died because we live in a world that is often cruel, and that evil exists, and that sometimes a random kook can kill someone for no rational cause. The real question here is the ancient one of why evil exists if creation is good.
1:07 AM / January 10, 2011
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