This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
There are people who believe that mankind is basically good. The evidence of our ears and eyes lays siege to such an idea. Currently in the news we read of Dominique Strauss Kahn, the leader of the IMF, who has been charged with a serious sexual assault on a chamber maid in a New York hotel. Of course, he has only been charged, but his defence appears to be that he was only fornicating not raping. His reputation precedes him. Apparently he was well known as a serial sexual predator. He is not alone. French politicians seem to have made a practice of outrageous sexual exploits and in Italy things are hardly better. Also in today's paper the former Governor of California is in sexual trouble.
In England, the problem seems to be not sex but money, with several MPs in prison and others in disgrace. There also seems to be a raft of actors and footballers in the public eye who have been going to law to save their sordid affairs from being exposed. We need not mention the preachers and bishops who have fallen from grace. I can assert that few would welcome the light being shone on their lives. Men indeed love darkness.