As I brooded over this seeming injustice, I wondered what went through this boys mind as he became more and more violent. Some write him off, citing mental illness. But even people who are mentally ill make choices. It is clear that Cho was in a lot of pain, stuck inside a nightmare-filled mind. He, who compared himself to Jesus Christ, left this life troubled and filled with rage. In the end, a person like Cho seems more pitiful than fearsome. Think about it how pathetic would a person have to be to spend hours videotaping himself? The victims of the shooting left this life with memories of happy summer days and the love of friends and family; Cho left a life of pain and emptiness.
So as we pray together for the Virginia Tech 32, let us not forget to pray for a hurting young man who made some screwed-up choices as we all do from time to time.
Staff Writer Ginna Baker is a senior from Harrisonburg, Va. She majors in English and in history.