03 May, 2013

The face of darkness

We proudly deride the evil in one man but barely speak above a whisper about the devil behind our own actions and judgements.’

Studying volcanoes is an interesting science, and fundamental to volcanology is the implicit knowledge of global magma currents which lie far beneath the surface of the entire earth. For most people who witness the eruption of a volcano, they tend to think of it as an isolated phenomenon far removed from the remainder of the earth’s surface. However, beneath even the steadiest ground, where never has a volcano been recorded, lies the same molten earth that spews forth from a distant geophysical event.

In a similar way is the darkness of evil embedded in the human body. From endless animal studies it has been shown that any animal can be rendered hostile, psychologically twisted and malevolent. It all depends on experiences and the cognitive interpretation of those experiences. Every human has the potential to become a Hitler or a Ghandi, an Isle Koch or Joan of Arc.

The love you withhold is the pain that you carry.