Please read before you jump to judgements based on the picture above:
Whether Christian, Muslim, atheist, or other, this man is at a very vulnerable age — my age — and I know as well as anybody the influence the outside factors can have on someone so young. I hope this man gets the justice that he rightfully deserves for the atrocities that he’s committed, and I do not expect at all that the people he has affected forgive him in any way, but I do hope that, if there is an afterlife indeed, that he shall find peace, and that those whose lives he destroyed may find it with him as well. Forgiveness is a difficult pill to swallow, and even I, a guy who can never hold a grudge against anybody, possibly will not ever fully forgive the actions of this man or anyone who commits crimes such as his, but I damn well will spend my whole life trying to. Life is too short to hate, life is too short to hold anything against anyone, and hopefully this man and all others like him will realize that life is too short to end it so early for other people.
I expect absolutely none of you to agree with me on this. If you believe he deserves to suffer eternally for what he’s done, I fully understand and support you. I personally am trying to figure out what it all means, and, given the possibility of an afterlife, whether or not someone, even a person who has destroyed lives, deserves to suffer for all eternity. Someday, I think my questions will be answered, but for now, all I can do is sit and think about the solutions there may be to this, one of life’s greatest quandaries.
Obviously, regardless of what happens with Dzokhar, the highest amount of sorrow and condolences go to the victims and all those associated with the victims, as well as the victims of every tragedy such as this that has ever occurred. I do not forget this for a single second.