I have a 19 year old son. He is still a boy and yet a man. He is in college studying, playing lacrosse, skiing and just generally having the time of his life.
Now all over the news another 19 year old -- the Marathon Bomber. I look at the pictures of him and find it so hard to believe. 19 and so angry. I, too, am angry with him. He took away people's lives and limbs. He needs to be punished. He will be punished.
But I do look at him and wonder, "What in the hell has happened to you?"
Did your god tell you to do this? Did people you love and admire tell you that you should do this? Have you not spent enough time here in the States to know that people here are good at heart? Why would you want to hurt people and then actually stand there and watch?
I like to believe that people are born good. Studies show that even babies have compassion. Evil is learned. Where did this 19 year old learn all this evil? When will the evil stop?