So I got to thinking about the Ariel Castro case in Cleveland, Ohio. If nothing else, this case has simply confirmed that people are two-faced. I don’t know about anyone else, but I am certain that each and every person has a dark side.
Yes, it’s despicable to think of all the things he allegedly put those 3 women through during the 9-11 years that he held them captive in his house, while presenting an otherwise normal persona, but be mindful that many of us live double lives.
Now there is a world of difference between the reality of a sadistic kidnapping rapist and your average homebody. Yet let’s get serious, we all know someone that we hope and pray will never grow into the evil they conceive.
So I believe it’s wrong of any of us to:
1. Ask how is anyone capable of such things, because we all hide our demons from plain view.
2. Believe that we are morally superior to anyone, because no one knows the limits they are capable of if a situation presents itself
3. Think or imagine that we are fully immune to the gangrene of evil desires, selfish lusts and self-serving motives.