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I Don't Understand

I don't understand evil at all. I mean I can see it, and understand when I see it that it is evil, but I cannot understand why people willingly partake of it. There is no rational or logical reason for evil behavior in humans. I have to conclude that there must be something wrong with evil people, like a form of insanity. Or they don't feel things at all, like a sociopath. I wonder if sociopaths are even human, and if they have souls. At what point in someone's lust for power do they sacrifice their very humanity? Does the death of their humanity mean that they no longer have a soul, that they are become possessed, or that they have so damaged their own innate goodness that they have become something else entirely... a monster...? I really feel like I have no way of comprehending evil at all, these are just guesses.
VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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No, we are not hardwired to do wrong, that is a misnomer. Also an excuse.

you must understand that we are hardwired to do wrong;self gratification, survival of the fittest, and the strong shall prosper etc. The body wants one thing, while the soul wants another.

They are insane. ...but then again the devil is real. He could take over , if people are not strong enough to fight him off.

I know that with my head... but I don't understand it in my heart and soul. I don't think any amount of psychological trauma (and I have had a lot) would make me go even close to that...

I find that most of the time, people that are deemed "evil" have a lot of underlying psychological issues, dilemmas, and generally something in their past corrupted them enough to do the evil things they do, and see it as exciting or justified. More often than not it is too late to return them to Jesus or God because they are too mentally "gone."<br />
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Some are just cruel, however. Not all have gone through the psychological dilemmas some have. We are humans, and we are heavily flawed. And some individuals have some very sickening desires... including rape, ******, etc.<br />
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I do not think it is demonic possession or anything "evil" causing it. We are just human and heavily flawed. Some aim at perfection, and others could not care less and only think of their own happiness and pleasures before others. It is what happens when God gives us free will. But if you look at the animal kingdom, it is not much different. It is just we tend to be more intellectual beings that have a greater understanding of things, and question the actions of others.