Did the Devil do it?

Cho Seung-Hui killed 32 people. It's the talk of the western world (unlike the 100+ people who died in bombings this week in Iraq). These terrible things that happen in the world can be understood in two ways.

Firstly, you can understand the world isn't Black and White, hell it isn't even shades of grey - it's a fucking multicolored spectrum you can't resolve with a simple catch all solution. To work out what went 'wrong' you need to weigh the hundreds of thousands of cultural factors that effect the planet and work out what direction your culture needs to walk to improve itself. You need to face difficult questions, and look at your own flaws. You may even have to except that in a free and good world, you may just have to put up with the fact that occasionally somebody is going to fall through the cracks and go fucking nuts before anyone can help him.

Or if you are
Lauren Green, FOX News Channel's Religion Correspondent, your best course of action is to suppose that there is a simple answer. And that answer is that Satan did it.

Well thats a complex and human tradgedy solved then isn't it? The knowledge that a big red cosmic space demon is larking about making mischief really helps humanity head forward.

She starts well;

Was Cho Seung-Hui schizophrenic … psychotic … manic-depressive? Or were the shooting deaths of 32 people, including Cho himself, at Virginia Tech University part of the ongoing struggle between God and Satan … good against evil … lightness and darkness?

She's not telling us the Devil did it you understand. She's just asking. Some would call the question mark a cop out that lets Fox spout whatever nonsense they like. Those people would be right of course.

Clearly she's being an unbiased journalist reporting the facts, her personal views aren't important:

The battle of good vs. evil in all of us is not a simple choice between two forks in a road, but a cosmic war being waged over our souls.

Oh wait.

It makes you want to give up. But Skeptobot will always be here, weeping and searching for a glimmer of hope that humanities not failed in it's quest to be more than a bunch stupid animals running from shadows.