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the anti social... bad person of society.. question for chritians

do u think that someone who rapes murders.. child molestes... etc// do u think that they were just born that way? with a cold soul.. or do u think that devil was able to influence them more then others... why are some people evil... did god them give them a choice ... and if he did why would they act out so young.. for example like the ones that hurt animals..... like children that do that then grow up serial killers.. are the capicity for love and compassion of the soul already there when we are born.. and if so.. did these people really have free will.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:45 PM on Sep. 20, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • it depends some people dohave mental illnesses, but just a normal person raping someone is by there own flesh and yes, the devil.
    UAFwife

    Answer by UAFwife at 3:48 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • yes they have free will
    UAFwife

    Answer by UAFwife at 3:49 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Every individual is born with a sin nature. To what degree they allow Satan to take them is a combination of factors in their circumstances and their choices. A sin nature and free will are not exclusive.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 4:10 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • There are various circumstances. I think in some cases there are those people who are truely mentally ill. And then there are those who are not and their are so many factors. I don't believe in the devil made me do it, but I do believe that the devil will try to influence us with our thoughts. Have you ever had a thought that seemed so outrageous and you sat their and went what the heck? Where did that come from? Well sometimes people tend to dwell on those thoughts. I don't think the media helps at all, with all the blood and gore that are in movies today. I do feel those contribute to some of the problems. We also open doors to various "spirits" in our lives good and bad. It is not a black and white issue. There is just so many factors.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • first of all not all children who kill animals become serial killers.

    More often than not its a door that has been opened in their life. and yes demons are influencial. Yes they have a choice.
    How they were treated as children, were they taught how to love and be compassionate to others. Did the parents show love by giving them things or what not. Children who are raised with knowing who they are and that they are loved are more stable than those that are not. That is not to say all children but the majority yes. What were they exposed to, who raised them... the list goes on.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:16 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Individuals with Anti-Social Personality Disorder (aka Psychopathy or Sociopathy) are generally felt to be born without conscience. They generally do not have the ability to experience remorse nor anticipation anxiety. They are able to LEARN right from wrong but the built-in sensory affects that most of us feel when we consider the morality of an action just aren't there. It's estimated that 4% of all people are Sociopathic (paraphrasing Dr. Martha Stout, one of my favorite authors) but not all Sociopaths will be involved in the type of behavior you described. Many times the behavior it is brought out by experiencing extreme childhood abuse and trauma, having an accident affecting the nervous system or low inteligence or severe mental illness (or a combination of these things).

    (cont.)
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 9:21 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Before anyone yells at me, Anti-social is a rare diagnosis and trauma, low IQ, mental illness etc. are NOT indicative that someone WILL become violent or harmful. We're talking about rare instances here coupled with severe indicators of Anti-Social behavior and multiple dual-diagnoses. Also Anti-Social does not describe people who have social anxiety or dislike social settings/people --those dx's have nothing to do with this personality disorder, though often confused because of the title "Anti-Social."

    Yes, Sociopaths have a choice and free will. Most, if not affected by severe mental illness or trauma, have the ability to learn to avoid unnacceptable behaviors and actions with or without conscience. Yes, they are responsible for their actions. Can the devil influence them more easily? Perhaps. Many of the most twisted and famous Sociopaths that we know of had a very bizarre view of religion.
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 9:26 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • I believe that it's the nature of sin and the fall of manhood. Technically, we are all born sinners and are damned to hell. The elect are those chosen by God to be redeemed from the fate of hell. "There's not one good, not one." Theoretically, those acts could be committed by anyone who is born, and God prevents those behaviors from some, and not others because of His sovereign will to accomplish what He desires.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

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