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INTERVIEW ON OPRAH WINFREY SHOW:
Dr. William Petit
"My family's murder was "the ultimate evil" that could never be forgiven.
"I don't think you can forgive ultimate evil.
You can forgive somebody who stole your car.
You can forgive somebody who slapped you in the face.
You can forgive somebody who caused an accident.
"I think forgiving the essence of evil is not appropriate,"
"I decided against committing suicide because I "wasn't willing to take that chance"
that I wouldn't see my family in the afterlife."
The killings made me question my faith. God and I had a little bit of a standoff. I've
believed in God for a long time, but I was pretty angry with him for a long time -- or her."
Thoughts about "what ifs" in the years after my family's death were mostly just
"magical thinking to make it all better."