Some people don’t believe in the existence of evil. They believe all people are basically good and only do harmful or hurtful things if they are sick or mentally ill and thus cannot be held responsible.
I don’t believe that. I believe that people are in fact all basically evil and the only good done is done by those who have been made capable of good by the grace of God. ‘There is none good but God’. Hence, any good has its source in and from God.
To be sure there are sick people. But there are more evil people who do what they do because they are motivated and moved and impelled by evil. And stories like this make it painfully self evident.
A woman shot and killed a child at a North Knoxville gas station Saturday night before turning the gun on herself, according to police. The two were found inside the bathroom at the Ken-Jo Market on Merchants Drive just after 9 p.m. Officials said the 8-year-old boy was pronounced dead on the scene. A 54-year-old female relative of the boy was taken to UT Medical Center in critical condition. Authorities on the scene told 6 News they believe the woman is the boy’s mother, but they’re not certain. She was admitted for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her current condition is unknown.
Taking a child into a gas station restroom with a gun and killing the child all speak of premeditation. A sense of guilt as evidenced by the attempted suicide also shows consciousness of consequences. She knew what she was doing before and after the fact. And that’s evil.
Some may disallow the existence of personified evil, but I don’t, and I honestly don’t see how anyone with one good eye can either.