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Three young girls, ages 9 to 11, are found brutally murdered in some woods near their house. Two had been stabbed more than 30 times, one twelve or thirteen times. Three days later a father turns in his 16 year old son for the murder. He had found a bloody hunting knife in the boy's bedroom. The boy was described as clean, straight and studious. He sang in a choir in a Presbyterian church and got good marks in school. He wore glasses and a policeman that took him in said he looked so serious and studious that he just didn't look the type --- it was hard to believe he would be one to have done such a thing. One thing. He was apparently a loner. Kids ridiculed him, made fun of him, called him a "sissy", "straight arrow", etc.. One kid said, "He was a 'square'. He was just too straight. Kids just don't like kids who are too straight". So what does one make of this kind of thing? Why would it be a clean, straight, religous kid? What does it mean? This is not an idle question. It is a very important one. Why? This is not just an isolated incident. It has happened before. Some brutal, gruesome, grotesque murder ends up being the work of some clean, straight religious loner. Usually the person is driven by some bizarre compulsion, some weird, irresistible impulse or urge --- indicating some deep-seated emotional problems. So what does it mean? What is responsible for these weird compulsions? Where do they come from and why? Is it due to repressed sex? Is promiscuity really healthy and to be encouraged as so many people in our society believe? Is it unhealthy and dangerous to be too religious and straight? Do the Christian standards on sex and morality lead to these kinds of strange compulsions? Or does the problem lie in the ostracism of his peers? In their ridicule and mockery? In all the anger, hate and anti-social feelings that ostracism and ridicule generates? And if this be the case does Satan own the world so lock, stock and barrel that one dare not resist him, dare not stand alone against the crowd? Is it so dangerous to resist the crowd that one dare not try? The crowd tends to love the bad, is inclined toward the bad. It ridicules and ostracizes a person for his inhibitions against doing wrong --- for standing true to the highest within him. It's mind is controlled by Satan and the forces of evil. Must one then sell his soul and go along in order to be accepted and popular? Should he? Does he dare to be different? Is emotional confusion and frustration the terrible price that the Devil extracts for resisting him? Oct 1977 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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