RARA-AVIS: Re: Cain and Hammett

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 12 Oct 2007


Re your comments below:

"Denis Rader, The BTK Killer, is certainly a psychopath, but his psychosis was not the hope of gaining a 14th Century icon and making a fortune selling it on ebay. He enjoys torturing families and killing them all slowly. These were people he'd never met before. Being crazy doesn't excuse this; do you think?"

Actually, it does, both legally, and, in most religions, theologically. You have to know what you're doing, and choose to do it, in order to be held responsible for it.

The reason Rader's doing time is precisely because he's NOT crazy. He's just evil, and being evil is a conscious choice he made.


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