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Spin-off: Do you believe evil exists? Do you think some people are just plain evil?

Seasidegirl
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Tuesday at 8:06 PM
Posted by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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I think I lived in a fantasy land when I was younger. I did not believe evil existed. I thought that people behaved badly due to bad things that had happened to them -- period.

When I was young, I met a woman at work who really was the first person I described as "evil." Who she was really shook me. . . conniving, underhanded, dishonest, walked on others, everything was about what could most benefit her. She honestly had no feeelings for anyone else. She was just absolutely awful. I suppose she was a sociopath.

Today, she seems so innocuous compared to other things I've heard about and seen since: children and animals tortured, genocide, people being destroyed financially through the greed of others. . . etc.

I do believe evil exists. I do think there are evil people. I think there really is a "battle between good and evil" every day in the world.

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IhartU
by Gold Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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 The person you described sounds like she got that way because of how others treated her during her life. No one is born being evil and manipulative. Life experiences shape us into who we are and it's up to us to be strong enough to learn and grow from them or to give up and become what we hate most.

 The only 'battle' there is, is the one in our own minds.

candlegal
by Judy on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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Not only does evil exist, Satan is alive and well and many people do battle with him daily.
Quoting Seasidegirl:

I think I lived in a fantasy land when I was younger. I did not believe evil existed. I thought that people behaved badly due to bad things that had happened to them -- period.

When I was young, I met a woman at work who really was the first person I described as "evil." Who she was really shook me. . . conniving, underhanded, dishonest, walked on others, everything was about what could most benefit her. She honestly had no feeelings for anyone else. She was just absolutely awful. I suppose she was a sociopath.

Today, she seems so innocuous compared to other things I've heard about and seen since: children and animals tortured, genocide, people being destroyed financially through the greed of others. . . etc.

I do believe evil exists. I do think there are evil people. I think there really is a "battle between good and evil" every day in the world.

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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Evil exists, it is not caused by a mythical being called satan it just is. Some people attract evil - I have seen evil, Bosnia in the 90's, The Congo, Somalia, etc.

SpiritedWitch
by Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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Yes there is evil. How can you know good is without knowing what bad is. 

There has to be some kind balance.

Good/Evil
Light/Dark
Yin/Yang

I cannot understand these people who say that there is no such thing, 

IhartU
by Gold Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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Quoting candlegal:

Not only does evil exist, Satan is alive and well and many people do battle with him daily.
Quoting Seasidegirl:

I think I lived in a fantasy land when I was younger. I did not believe evil existed. I thought that people behaved badly due to bad things that had happened to them -- period.

When I was young, I met a woman at work who really was the first person I described as "evil." Who she was really shook me. . . conniving, underhanded, dishonest, walked on others, everything was about what could most benefit her. She honestly had no feeelings for anyone else. She was just absolutely awful. I suppose she was a sociopath.

Today, she seems so innocuous compared to other things I've heard about and seen since: children and animals tortured, genocide, people being destroyed financially through the greed of others. . . etc.

I do believe evil exists. I do think there are evil people. I think there really is a "battle between good and evil" every day in the world.

 Funny... Satan doesn't exist in the Old Testament. Job is actually a rip-off of the more ancient Babylonian poem: THE RIGHTEOUS SUFFERER, which all bible believers consider myth, so doesn't that make Satan a myth as well?

 

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Tuesday at 11:35 PM
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I agree, candlegal.

I do not experience this daily, but in certain occasions, when God's Word and wisdom is trying to shine through, there Satan is to block it.

I do, though, having lived through this, do know that one should "Resist the devil and he will flee."

Satan knows his time is short and is seeking many souls.

Praise the Lord, Jesus died for this, and in sacrifice for us, has shown us the way to overcome evil, so that we can spend our eternity in heaven.

Veronica-Catholic Charismatic


Quoting candlegal:

Not only does evil exist, Satan is alive and well and many people do battle with him daily.
Quoting Seasidegirl:

I think I lived in a fantasy land when I was younger. I did not believe evil existed. I thought that people behaved badly due to bad things that had happened to them -- period.

When I was young, I met a woman at work who really was the first person I described as "evil." Who she was really shook me. . . conniving, underhanded, dishonest, walked on others, everything was about what could most benefit her. She honestly had no feeelings for anyone else. She was just absolutely awful. I suppose she was a sociopath.

Today, she seems so innocuous compared to other things I've heard about and seen since: children and animals tortured, genocide, people being destroyed financially through the greed of others. . . etc.

I do believe evil exists. I do think there are evil people. I think there really is a "battle between good and evil" every day in the world.


IhartU
by Gold Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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Quoting SpiritedWitch:

Yes there is evil. How can you know good is without knowing what bad is. 

There has to be some kind balance.

Good/Evil
Light/Dark
Yin/Yang

I cannot understand these people who say that there is no such thing, 

 If you view evil and good as positive and negative which occures naturally in all living things, then it does exists and as long as you keep them balanced, there should never be a problem. Since I don't think a baby is born with his energy out of balance, then it would seem life experiences would be what throws everything off balance and makes the negative or positive more prevalent than the other.

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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VeronicaTex
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We are now into Holy Week...The Triduum will be Holy Thursday (The Last Supper), Good Friday (Jesus' Crucifixion) and Easter Sunday (Jesus' Resurrection" ) Our Lord died for us!!!!
Tuesday at 11:35 PM
by on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM

No, it does not make Satan a myth.

I am doing a Bible Study with another Catholic friend right now on the book of Job.

Satan was not a figure in the Old Testament and Jesus has not yet been born.

The only figure there was God, the Father.

Veronica-Roman Catholic


Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting candlegal:

Not only does evil exist, Satan is alive and well and many people do battle with him daily.
Quoting Seasidegirl:

I think I lived in a fantasy land when I was younger. I did not believe evil existed. I thought that people behaved badly due to bad things that had happened to them -- period.

When I was young, I met a woman at work who really was the first person I described as "evil." Who she was really shook me. . . conniving, underhanded, dishonest, walked on others, everything was about what could most benefit her. She honestly had no feeelings for anyone else. She was just absolutely awful. I suppose she was a sociopath.

Today, she seems so innocuous compared to other things I've heard about and seen since: children and animals tortured, genocide, people being destroyed financially through the greed of others. . . etc.

I do believe evil exists. I do think there are evil people. I think there really is a "battle between good and evil" every day in the world.

 Funny... Satan doesn't exist in the Old Testament. Job is actually a rip-off of the more ancient Babylonian poem: THE RIGHTEOUS SUFFERER, which all bible believers consider myth, so doesn't that make Satan a myth as well?

 


Debmomto2girls
by Debbie on Apr. 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Yes. I believe sociopaths are pure evil and will never or can never be changed.
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