Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and predator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself -- a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those atrocities thus bred.
--The Apocrypha of Muad'Dib
Please note that Management does not recommend seeking solace or explanations in made-up religions.
Particularly the nastier major ones.
Update: Also note that Mgt. can, in fact, spell the word "note" properly. Most days.