In light of the evil we recently witnessed, undoubtedly in the coming days and weeks the newsroom “pundits” will attempt to explain the actions of Stephen Paddock. Personally as I have become older I have come to believe that there are people that are possessed by evil – evil not being some abstract thing, but real.
Undoubtedly that is not a belief shared by all. In my opinion, attempting to explain every basis for human depravity is futile, but there are those who think every human action can be quantitatively rationalized.
The thought popped into my head today that Lex wrote an essay on the basis of morality. He couldn’t answer it, but he did give us a basis for thought.
It’s worth a read and some thought. And if any of you would like to discuss it in a way Lex would have liked, as he asked then we can discuss it now.