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Updated Apr 16, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Patton Oswalt's Boston Marathon Facebook response goes viral

Several celebrities tweeted their condolences following the Boston Marathon bombing, but comedian Patton Oswalt expressed his feelings in a long, and thoughtful, Facebook post that went viral on Tuesday.

While people tend to feel a loss for humanity after tragedies like Monday's bombing, the 44-year-old "King of Queens" actor believes "we would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago."

He continued the post by writing:

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."

But I was wrong. 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. 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. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.

As of Tuesday afternoon, over 217,400 Facebook users have shared Oswalt's post.

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