There are so many horrible things in the news every day. I can't say that I understand murder, rape, suicide bombing, genocide, "honor" killings, etc. but at least most of these crimes have a motive, albeit a sick one.
Throughout history there have been religiously or personally inspired crimes and brutalities, and I have some sympathy for people who want to blame these things on "the devil" or the "sinful nature" of humans. I don't agree, but I sympathize with the desire to explain away the inexplicable.
My Facebook buddies and I are animal lovers, so I have seen many instances of neglect but this one just really got to me. "George the Friendly Duck" of the San Antonio River Walk was killed by two young men who had no more regard for him than for a gnat. They seemed to have specifically gone after him because he was friendly to restaurant customers and well loved by the locals.
I do believe that there are "evil" acts and "evil" people, but I don't believe it's supernatural. I hope someone tracks down these two guys and gets an explanation, however demented, out of them.
Thousands of people loved and fed "George," and two people killed him. I still believe in humanity, but I am mystified what goes on in the minds of outliers like these two.