As Randy Frazee quoted the Chinese proverb recently, the beginning of wisdom is to call something by its right name.
Tragedy? Or Wickedness?
What happened at Virginia Tech, however, was not a "tragedy." It was a manifestation of what theologians once called the mysterium iniquitatis, the "mystery of evil." The murders in Blacksburg were acts of wickedness, not the "tragic" unfolding of an unavoidable fate.