Psychopaths are not mentally ill. According to Dr. Hare, psychopaths are “rational” and “aware” of what they do. Hare further states: “Their behavior is the result of choice freely exercised.”
But how does one explain that the psychopath has no capacity to love and lacks remorse? As a person who studies Christian religious doctrine, the two requirements for salvation (to get to heaven) are to love God and to love your neighbor. Another fundamental tenet is to be contrite of heart.
According to psychopathy experts, the psychopath is capable of neither. So, what does that mean with regard to the psychopath who walks among us? I will leave that up to you.