On Tuesday, January 6, 2009, George Sodini, a 48-year-old systems analyst at a law firm, went to a fitness center in Collier Township, Pennsylvania where a women's aerobics class was in progress. He was carrying a duffel bag containing handguns and ammunition, intending to kill as many of the women there as possible and then kill himself. The night before, in an on-line blog begun two months earlier and devoted to what he called his "exit plan," Sodini had written, "I cannot wait for tomorrow!" He made three more entries during the day, ending the third with his farewell:
It is 6:40 p.m., about an hour and a half to go. God have mercy. I wish life could be better for all and the crazy world can somehow run smoother. I wish I had answers. Bye.Open PDF To Read More
For several years I have taught a course titled The Anthropology of Evil. I chose the term “anthropology,” not to indicate a restriction to the study of evil among primitive tribes, but rather to widen the lens to take in every relevant discipline: history, philosophy, theology, psychology, sociology, and current events.