Patton Oswalt Writes About Boston Marathon Bombings in Inspirational Facebook Message
"I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, 'Well, I've had it with humanity.' But I was wrong," Patton wrote. "I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths."
"But here's what I DO know," he continued. "If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out."
And the Virginia-born actor went on to remind people of all the good in world.
"The vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak," the Young Adult star wrote. "This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago."
Oswalt concluded, "So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will.'"
The bombings on Monday killed three and injured more than 170 people. Oswalt's message has been shared on Facebook over 200,000 times.