ross truett ashley

Fuzzy Logic and Scary Monsters

From an AP story about Ross Truett Ashley, the perpetrator of the recent shooting at Virginia Tech:

He said he never recalled Ashley so much as losing his temper or getting upset, and Ashley also seemed to know Scripture well.

“He wasn’t some kind of monster that people are trying to depict him as,” Muller said.

In determining whether or not someone is a monster, it should be assumed that their reading habits are never sufficient to offset the fact that they’ve committed murder.  Especially when they’re really into reading a book that’s full of blood and vengeance and has a history of being used to justify some truly terrible business.