Where does evil come from?

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    Where Does Evil Come From? : Discovery News

    This guy doesn't believe there is a biological component. I've read some brain research that suggests there is. However, I do believe bonding, personality development, empathy, and whatnot are formed within the first three years of life.

    Are ignorant, immature, self indulgent, parents creating monsters?
     
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    Fear.
    Fear of not having enough:
    love, sex, money, security, food, power...control. All bad acts come from a fear of some kind.
     
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    Satan is the root of all evil.
     
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    First, define "evil". What is an evil act? Is murder for hire an act of evil by the conspirators? Is a simple lie evil when it causes pain? Is the torture of another human being evil sometimes but not everytime? Is it evil to take someones life when they are in severe pain and there is no hope for a cure? Or, is it evil to extend life and allow someone to suffer?
    For once the author of the OP asks a profound question, though I suspect the motivation in posting this thread is totally partisan, the question is provocative and requires thought. I also suspect it will go nowhere but will produce plenty of idiotgrams ("it's Satan!").

    PS Chanel, the link you posted did not work.
     
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    Not partisan - unless you believe that only R's can define morality. :confused:

    Wry - the article is essentially about Van der Sloot. They are discussing killing innocent people with dispassion. Can we agree for now that that is "evil"?
     
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    lack of compassion for others.

    There may be many reasons people have a lack of compassion for others.

    It could be the wounding this man is talking about or the inborn brain chemistry and structure that causes someone to be unable to feel compassion for others.

    Sociopaths can be created or born.

    This is why it is so sick of many to malign people who want to help others with epitaths of "bleeding heart liberal" and the like.

    We should all strive to help our fellow man becausse we are intrinsically tied together.


    When you tell someone they are hurting people by helping people you harm society.

    Why dont we all just abolish evil by helping each other and quit accepting political tag lines that try to convince people not to help each other.
     
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    "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" The Shadow knows.
     
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    It comes from the corrupt choices we make.
     
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    It comes from the lack of compassion expressed by those who rationalize letting others suffer.
     

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