When unexplained violence takes center stage, we tend to turn to modern psychology to explain it.

But there is an alternative explanation, one that has been played out in film, stage and writings since the beginning of history.

Was Cho Seung-Hui schizophrenic … psychotic … manic-depressive? Or were the shooting deaths of 32 people, including Cho himself, at Virginia Tech University part of the ongoing struggle between God and Satan … good against evil … lightness and darkness?

Could Cho have been possessed by the Devil? Could that explain the massacre at Virginia Tech?

Dr. Richard Roberts, president of Oral Roberts University, shouts an unequivocal “Yes!”

“Based on what I’ve seen in the news,” Roberts said in an interview, “there’s no doubt that this act was Satanic in origin.”

There follows some quibbling over whether the Dark Lord possessed or merely “oppressed” him, which apparently is a crucial distinction. But then, you know what they say — the devil’s in the details.

Since we’re picking on Fox, here’s Geraldo’s moment of shame from Monday night, pointing out wanusmaximus‘s LiveJournal page for all of America to see. He never actually identifies him, even by his alias, so at least it’s a crash landing he can walk away from.

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