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Manchester: What kind of person does this?

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(RNS) As I write, the identity of the Manchester terrorist has not been revealed by British authorities.

But we do know this: Whoever he was, he decided that the culminating act of his life should be the murder of children at a rock concert. He succeeded in killing over 20 and injuring 60.

Of all the paths one could pursue in life, all the choices one could make, this was his: His path, his final choice, would be to kill as many children as possible. He would end his life, and theirs, by making that choice.

One of the most amazing things about human existence is the staggering range of choices that people make concerning how they should live their one and only life.

Human beings have a freedom that other creatures of earth do not enjoy. Our freedom to craft a life that we consider meaningful is nearly absolute. While humans

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