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Understanding Evil

There is no evil in nature, only danger

Photo by Sander Sammy on Unsplash

“Evil” is an old concept, often associated with non-human characters like devils and demons. But we also apply it to people who perform particularly destructive actions toward other people.

The concept of evil implies intention. We don’t usually describe natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and fires as “evil”, except metaphorically. Most of us…



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Jim Mason

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