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  • Last orders at the pub
  • The Christian religion
  • Someone tying a piece of string around a Créme Brulee and then pulling it away from me whenever I get near it...for infinity.
  • I think that self-centeredness is probably the biggest evil in this world. It causes one to believe that they are right and everyone else is wrong. Greed, bigotry, slavery, violence is all caused by a complete lack of compassion towards others.
  • yay blasphemy!
  • Insidiousness.
  • Preying on the vulnerabilities of others. People who take advantage of people who can't protect themselves or or who use someone else's weaknesses against him/her for personal gain are evil. Pedophiles, people who prey on the elderly, drug dealers, rapists and such fall into the category of evil.
  • Evil is an act done against others strictly for fun, personal gratification, enjoyment, because you can....
  • Starson, Your analogy of Hitler and God is correct in that Hitler believed he was doing good. Just like many abortionists believe they are doing right.
  • To me, evil is extreme moral wickedness. The immoral part of someone or something that destroys or takes over the good.
  • A few of my co-workers....
  • Evil spelled backwards is Live. Good spelled backwards is Doog. Would you rather live or doog? :) I do not believe in moral absolutes- good and evil exist only in the eye of the beholder. Most people who you might label as evil, such as Hitler, Stalin, or Pol Pot, did what they did because they believed it was the right thing to do- they saw themselves as good.
  • I have numerous different thoughts on the make-up of "evil". Maybe it is the corruption of absolute good. But mainly I think "evil" is just a collection of misunderstood ideas. People are afraid of the mysterious and unknown, and therefore tend to classify things, which enables a feeling of regulation and interpretation.
  • Hitler... and some Christians.
  • George Bush
  • (Isaiah 45:6-7) "That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things."
  • (Isa 45:7) I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things]. (Pro 16:4) The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
  • I have a whole chapter devoted to this question in A Higher Good. This is just a small excerpt: "...To understand the actual nature of evil, first we must examine it objectively. Whenever man considers the definition of evil, he seems automatically to tackle the question of “real” evil, or “ultimate” evil. The ultimate question, however, is where exactly does evil separate from the good? We seem unable to set a clear boundary. We can recognize the extremes, but we can not draw that proverbial line in the sand. So we set up a type of demilitarized zone, or gray area, that seems to widen with each rationalization, justification, or denial. Within the DMZ, we discuss ethics and integrity, but not evil. That is a word we reserve for only the most heinous acts and the most decadent perpetrators. With this projectionist approach we give little or no rational thought to the actual origins of evil. Popular religions only confuse the matter and pander to our egotistical view of ourselves. The general impression of good and evil sets a single entity (God) warring against a single entity (Devil), leaving us as somewhat powerless civilians being bounced about and victimized by this supernatural struggle. The way we view the supernatural today is no different than the warring gods of the Greeks. We have just narrowed it down to a super-heavyweight bout..."
  • Most religion.
  • My idea of evil are those who think that they are the best people in the world and that they think the world revolves around them. Those who always think they should get there way and would do anything, even hurting other people, to get what they want. I also think that in a way some Christians can be evil by always thinking they know everything and that if you don't agre with them that you'll go to hell. There are many interpretations of evil, mainly those who hurt other people and don't give a damn about others. But then agian many may disagree with me. This is just my opinion though.
  • EVIL is LIVE spelled backwards
  • Anything, or idea, that is counterproductive and, or, distructive by design. I equate good and evil, with what works, and what doesn't, by intent.
  • Anything that displeases God all away down to the fact that we need law to get back into righteousness with Him. No sin, no law needed...amazing how that works!
  • Desire to hurt and manipulate others for pure joy of said disfunctionality.
  • hi. in two words--- satan and kenny taylor.
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  • Anyone who believes that they have the right to force their opinions and beliefs on others, especially if they think it is "for their own good". This is the basic rationale for most of the atrocities and evil in history.
  • The flip side of the same coin as "good"?! ;-)
  • To knowingly hurt someone, physically, emotionally or psychologically. Whether the purpose for hostility is depicted as for the victims' own good or for one's benefits or pleasure, if you know you're hurting someone but still do it anyway is as close to evil as it gets to me, though I suppose subjectivity could totally counter and render my suggestion as void.
  • Violence.
  • CHILD MOLESTERS,MURDERERS AND RAPISTS...
  • manipulative behavior
  • Evil is not a "thing" like a rock or electricity. You can't have a jar of evil! Evil is not an entity. Rather, evil is something that occurs, like running. Evil has no existence of its own; it is really a lack in a good thing. Evil doesn't float around ready to pounce on someone, rather evil is something that is done by someone to another individual. The Hebrew word for evil is "ra" which means bad, adversity, displease, hurt, exceedingly great grief, misery, sorrow, trouble. Those are all things that are caused by someone else. Perhaps a further illustration will help. If I were to ask the average person "does cold exist?" his/her answer would likely be yes. However, this is incorrect. Cold does not exist. Cold is the absence of heat. Similarly, darkness does not exist. Darkness is the absence of light. Similarly, evil is the absence of good, or better, evil is the absence of God. God did not have to create evil, but rather only allow for the absence of good.
  • Anything done to offend or harm another with intent. It is anything that is against the good or benefit of anyone or anything else other than themselves. My father for one, is evil!

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