John Wayne Gacy's Sister and Mass Murderer Jim Jones' Son Speak Out
"Mental illness made him do it" -- A mood disorder such as Bipolor will not "make" anyone do evil things. Metal illness will give people grandiose ideas & influence their mood either "up" or "down", but what people do in the highly elevated or depressed state has to do with their personality/soul. When two different people hit the "pit of depression", one applies the anger inward and wants to kill him/herself because s/he feels worthless as a parent, spouse, friend, etc. in contrast to the other depressed person who wants to kill others or abuse others verbally or physically. Same depression, one person chooses to blame him/herself where the other person blames others (this second person is known as the Narcassist/Sociopath/Anti-Social). In the elevated grandiose "up" state the first person wants to "save the world" where the second wants to destroy it. The same metal illness in these two cases--the difference is choice, to do good or to do evil.
"Alcohol or the drugs made him do it" - The expression, a nice drunk and a mean drunk demonstrates the fact that two different people both drunk out of their minds behave differently. The first wants to love on everyone, the second wants to fight and abuse everyone. Alcohol/drugs remove inhibitions and nothing more. They can not "make" someone evil. Alcohol/drugs just open the door, what lies behind the door is the person's true nature, either good or evil.
"His abusive childhood made him do it" - - Thank you Oprah for catching this one! Again doing good or doing evil is always a choice. Oprah, like many of us, was horribly abused, but chose, and still chooses, to heal not hurt others.
"I'm not supporting the evil behavior I am just supporting the person" -- By supporting an evil person you are telling yourself and others that what the person did was "just a bad choice" and not who they really are, which is a lie. Evil is as Evil does. The truth is that some people can't accept & deal with the fact that their family member is evil to the core and that there must be some good left, which there is not, because if there were any good left the person wouldn't have been able to do the evil things in the first place. Rip the band aid off and deal with the truth. Oh how the truth can hurt, but healing can only occur when evil is exposed.
I do have great sympathy for the guest on today's show. I do feel sorry that their family members chose to be evil and thus they forever lost their family member in that very moment when they first planned their first evil act. Accepting that your family member is truly evil is an extremely hard thing to do, but with God all things are possible. I had to accept the fact that the woman who gave me birth & raised me was/is evil. Nobody and nothing (not even a metal illness) is to blame for her evil behavior--it is her choice alone. The world does not want to accept the fact that evil exists, but it does. The majority of the world doesn't like to even use the word "evil". Just because an evil person does a good thing, doesn't make that person part good, or less evil -- it makes them a Great Deceiver and nothing more. I don't know how to express what I am trying to say, but I will do my best. Imagine you go to your favorite restaurant and the chief prepares your favorite dessert. The atmosphere is awesome, candle light, your favorite music playing in the back ground, the service is supreme, you are treated like royalty, your dessert is brought out on the most beautiful plate you have ever seen and you are given a golden spoon to eat your dessert with. The aroma feels your senses, you have never seen a dessert look this great, and the first bite sends you to the moon -- nothing less than spectacular! As you savior each heavenly spoonful you are thinking of all the people who you know who must try this heavenly dessert. Just then people in white uniforms come rushing to your table, Oh they must be the chief's staff. No they are a specialized medical staff that informs you that the chief "lost his mind" and put a teeny tiny spoonful of arsenic poison in your dessert and you have, but a few moments to live. You are having such a great experience up until now, so awesome of an experience that you can not believe what your own ears are hearing. Your mind can not accept what others are saying. Surely someone that created something so very good couldn't possibly do something so evil--or could he? But the dessert was 99% good, there was only a teeny tiny bit of arsenic added. Was the dessert reallymostlygood (smelled awesome, it looked spectacular, and tasted heavenly, or did that little bit of poison make it a deceptive deadly dessert? Evil is extremely poisonous -- a little bit goes along way to destroy lives. You can cover up the arsenic in all the sugar you want, but it doesn't change the fact that the arsenic is still there and is still deadly and will destroy when given the chance. Don't be fooled because an evil person can do a few "good" acts, the core is still evil.
Evil is as Evil does. The guests on todays show, as well as many others in the world, need to accept that fact and move on. Give up the illusion that there is "some good still left" in their evil family member. What ever good that was once there died along time ago. There should be no shame in having had a former family member or friend be an evil person. Continuing to support an evil family member or friend is a different thing all together, once their evil behavior has been exposed--in this case there is shame because now it is your choice to look the other way, justifying not ending a relationship with an evil person & making excuses for evil, and thus shame on those who do so. Another lie from hell is, I'm not supporting the evil person I am just supporting the person. By supporting an evil person you are telling the yourself and others that it is okay, and it is not. However, for those of us who have ended our relationships with an evil family member/friend, it is notour fault that they choose to be evil, therefore there is no condemnation, guilt, blame, nor shame. Just because we are genetically linked to a person we don't have to be condemned/sentenced to have a relationship with them. The truth is that a person chooses to be evil and it is no one else's fault. Stop making excuses for evil people and the truth shall set you free!