sir82 - "Almost like, 'if I don't express my most vile and hateful disgust toward them, it might somehow rub off or infect me'."
Or my peers might think I "sympathize".
A must-read: 6 Reasons Good People Turn Into Monsters
I was embarassed by the whole "evil-lution" thing even when I was still a believer...
...I thought it sounded like something a petty, spoiled 10-year-old would say.
Right up there with story of the kid who told his "worldy" friend that he couldn't play with him any more because "you're bad association, and I'm a useful habit!"
They told that one (and laughed dutifully) over and over and over and over and over, too...