posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 07:30 PM
The difficulty in answering a question like this is because depending on who you are talking to, they may take this as a spiritual or objective query,
and the layers in which one could delve dictates it is a bane for argument without even trying to evoke devils advocate. Having said that, I have
given it some thought and came up to a satisfying (to me) answer...
Evil is obviously subjective but this does not mean it can not have parameters. Obviously we can not/never deal in absolutes but I think it is safe to
say a majority rule on what is 'good' can be made with regards to humanity and/or human interaction. I believe it is safe to say that taking the time
to feed and cloth a starving, homeless child is understood as 'good' by a large majority of human beings. Conversely, Taking that same starving &
homeless child to a secluded part of the woods, only to brutally rape, torture, and finally eat would be considered so disgusting and inhuman to most
that it could inherently be labeled as 'evil'.
To that end, I consider things that are 'evil', things that in a despicable way purposely defile what we as a population of human beings perceive as
good, by and large. This in a nut shell is my feelings on the topic and obviously can not be quantified in a scientific structure because we are
dealing in perceptions and opinions, but I think this definition would suffice for a large part of the human population, before even adding any
religious undertones to it.
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