Perhaps I’m old fashioned, but evil is evil. I don’t buy into blaming imaginary psychiatric illnesses, phony baloney “anti-Muslim” videos, bad childhoods, or anything else for the actions of an individual, But we’re in complete and total agreement.
I sincerely hope I misunderstood The_Reader_David’s comment. However, to me, and again, I could be wrong, it sounded like he was trying to evoke pity on those wish to prey on children but don’t. I have no pity for them at all.
Indeed, evil is evil, and each of us is responsible for our own actions. But I have a feeling a lot more of us will end up with the goats on the left-hand of Christ on the Last Day by yielding to my own besetting temptations to sloth, wrath, self-esteem, pride, and ordinary heterosexual lust (directed toward sexually mature women) — the last now blunted a bit by age — and failing to repent and lay hold of grace in Christ, than will end up there by yielding to more exotic and loathsome sexual temptations.