• Naked Evil in Dayton and El Paso

    Naked Evil in Dayton and El Paso

    When trying to make sense of the recent mass shootings we are faced with mindless violence–an absurd, howling kind of insane violence. It seems like the devil himself is stalking the streets–seeking whom he may devour. An exorcist told me one of the most disturbing and maddening things about exorcism is that one can rarely diagnose the problem completely. “You see,” he said, “the devil is a liar and the father of lies. Once you have identified the demon you don’t know if you really have or not. The demon lurks within. He will lie, lie, lie. He will pretend to respond to your commands, but then trick you. He…