I have a very good clue of what I'm talking about. I know, for instance, that you and many others claim to assess evil at an individual level. (and that assessments tend to be matching). And that is where I strongly, very strongly, suspect there is an awful lot of cognitive dissonance.
Then this is another instance where you claim to know what others are thinking better than they do, for no reason other than that it suits you to do so. It must help when justifying your judgments of them.
Because when you hear of a horrific crime, I don't believe your reaction synches with what you claim to believe about evil.
If that is true, then you really don't have a clue of what you're talking about, despite your protest to the contrary.
Can the absolute horror and hatred, the desire for justice to be meted out, that you experience with certain crimes be adequately explained as a reaction to someone merely holding a different point of view to you?
No, it can be explained as a reaction to something that offends one's own morality. Funny you'd missed that.
Funny, too, that you have expressed intense disgust in the past at others having a different point of view than you. It's not what usually tends to trigger my disgust-reaction, but it is apparently something that at times triggers yours.
I know it's natural to feel anguish at the thought of someone suffering, but why don't you accept that the perpetrator has every right to act on their assessment of what's evil? Why do you want them punished?
From his perspective, depending on his values, perhaps he does have that right. That is not the perspective from which I am acting and thinking.
This is very basic. You implore others to read those threads about morality yet you've clearly read and understood little of their content yourself.
To maintain the efficient operation of our society? Something as unfeeling, practical and calculated as that? No #$%@ way.