Are some people simply born evil??

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    Like hitmen.

    You could never pay me enough/any money to take another human life.

    Except in self-defense or as a soldier in a war.
     
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    That's the point of Mt. 13.24-30...

    ... the parable of the wheat & tares...

    ... and where the term 'bad seed' comes from.
    :cool:
    Granny says, "Born different' - or born bad?...

    Movie attack suspect got guns despite psych issues
    November 21, 2012 - Mom: Movie attack plot Suspect 'Born Different'
     
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    Are some people simply born evil??


    that does not seem likely ... but if so, my fathers side of the family fits the bill.
     
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    I don't think so. I think babies are born with an empty slate, their upbringing and circumstances pretty much determine their personality by the time they're 10 years old. I do think people can change after that, but it ain't easy.
     
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    It depends ... it's a nature versus nurture debate.

    If the child was abused and didn't know what love was ... that will help in him or her becoming a criminal.

    People have negative genes in them when they are born... and if they grow up in an atmosphere conductive to crime ... yes .... they will become serial murders probably.
     
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    Everyone is capable of murder.

    To answer your question, no, people are not born evil. That is something their taught.
     
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    Are some people simply born evil??



     
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    They're a tabla rasa.
     
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    why the inevitable video rdean? ,,,, why not a human answer?
     
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    I second that.
     

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