A Penchant for Violence
Martin Luther King phrased the problem beautifully: "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." Although humanity's historical record hints at a great capacity for love, we've left a bloody trail that belies our best intentions. Will we ever outgrow our penchant for violence?