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Posted: 1/14/2015 2:32:56 PM EST
I say it does not. Discuss.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:33:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:34:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By steveba4:
I say it does not. Discuss.
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If it doesn't exist, what does it do?
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:34:42 PM EST
Have you read the newspaper or watched the news? lots of evil shit going on.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:34:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:34:51 PM EST
Well that's a stupid question.

Explain your reasoning.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:34:53 PM EST
yes it does. What kind of dumb fuck question is this?
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:35:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2015 2:35:25 PM EST by gearjammer351]
Not as an entity.


Evil is an action and a mindset; therefore it is perpetrated by people.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:36:41 PM EST
Yes
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:37:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gearjammer351:
Not as an entity.


Evil is an action and a mindset; therefore it is perpetrated by people.
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Dude is fueled by satan so im guessing he believes as an entity.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:38:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gearjammer351:
Not as an entity.


Evil is an action and a mindset; therefore it is perpetrated by people.
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O.P. used a poorly worded question. It should have read:

Is evil just a word to describe people who do very bad things, or are their evil forces in the world driving them to commit evil acts?


Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:40:16 PM EST
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Yes, men are evil which is why God is so important in a mans life.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:41:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:42:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By steveba4:
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Then everything is hunky dory?
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:42:37 PM EST
In to laugh at the OPs tortured redefinition.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:43:03 PM EST
For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad.

Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:43:11 PM EST
Well I wouldn't call molesting children, raping women, or brutally slaughtering innocent people good and wholesome would you? So what does that leave?
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:43:47 PM EST
There is a well known book in academia that deals with the psychology of genocide that devotes a section to the concept of evil and its reality. It was an interesting place to see evil discussed as a real concept.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:43:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gearjammer351:
Not as an entity.


Evil is an action and a mindset; therefore it is perpetrated by people.
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I agree with this.

Depends on how you're trying to define it or what evil is in your mind.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:44:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By steveba4:
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Explain this then

Link to said Evil
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:44:44 PM EST
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Whenever I see him I think of the saying. "It's one of the Devils greatest feats. Make people think he doesn't exist."

Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:45:07 PM EST
It absolutely does exist, and sometimes you can see it, as in the picture of the Sandy Hook killer.

However, it is usually more benign. You see it almost every day here, when someone makes a comment like "They should execute all Drunk Drivers" or similar.

A good working definition would be "Lack of human empathy" A significant percentage of members here pride themselves on it.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:45:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Of course evil exists.

(In before someone posts, "And I was married to her.")

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Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:45:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By c7aea15:
Well that's a stupid question.

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Not that stupid, considering 5 people voted no.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:46:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By steveba4:
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Yes, humans really are evil. Equally so, but not everyone expresses it to the same degree.

Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:46:45 PM EST
Of course its real. I had a package full of evil delivered just last thursday.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:48:43 PM EST
Never been in an institution for the criminally insane I take it? There is a big difference between the average prisoner, including child molesters and murderers, and some of the individuals who get institutionalized.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:49:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BB:
Of course its real. I had a package full of evil delivered just last thursday.
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Was it 50 lbs. of RAPE?
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:49:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By steveba4:
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Any poll which does not include a "pie" option is evil, thus your poll is proof that you're wrong.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:50:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WyattEarp:


Not that stupid, considering 5 people voted no.
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Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Originally Posted By c7aea15:
Well that's a stupid question.

Explain your reasoning.


Not that stupid, considering 5 people voted no.


I'd counter that a substantial percentage of GD's common respondents are demonstrably stupid.

I love it here, but let's face it. We deal with some 'tards.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:50:27 PM EST
If the expression of evil exists (and that is pretty easy to see), then evil must exist.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:51:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By steveba4:
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I say it's subjective, so if the observer perceives it as evil it is.

Example Perspective Gazelle:
Lions are fucking evil

Example Perspective Lion, Hyena, vulture, human, fly, etc.
Lions are pretty fucking awesome, albeit not to be fucked with.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:51:11 PM EST
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ooo! fun!



IMO, evil does not have any kind of objective existence. it is a concept created by humans to identify behavior that they find the most disagreeable.


edit: or sometimes very agreeable...

Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:52:12 PM EST
Yesm there are really evil people out there. I have met some, and have dealt with some of them.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:52:17 PM EST
The term is sufficiently vague as to preclude an answer to the question.

The word probably means something different to each person who uses it.

In what sense are you using it in your question?
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:52:26 PM EST
I've met Evil. I've had a cup of coffee with Evil while it explained to my why it murdered an infant. I've chained up Evil and taken it to prison for all sorts of reprehensible acts. I've seen Evil in places you wouldn't expect. Evil is real. And it's father is the Devil himself, Satan.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:53:10 PM EST
you've never met my soon to be ex
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:54:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nightdriver:
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Best answer, lol!
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:54:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:


I'd counter that a substantial percentage of GD's common respondents are demonstrably stupid.

I love it here, but let's face it. We deal with some 'tards.
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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Originally Posted By c7aea15:
Well that's a stupid question.

Explain your reasoning.


Not that stupid, considering 5 people voted no.


I'd counter that a substantial percentage of GD's common respondents are demonstrably stupid.

I love it here, but let's face it. We deal with some 'tards.


We even have a thread dedicated to the self-identified. ARFcom's Demonstrably Stupid Members
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:55:03 PM EST
Yes I have looked into the eyes of a person that was pure evil. If you ever meet a psychopath (not sociopath) but someone who has made the jump from socio to psychopath you are in for an experience you will never forget.

Some sick MF's in this world and to me these people are nothing more than walking waste.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:57:59 PM EST
Is there some force in the universe that compels men to do wicked things?

I don't know, but I know that men do wicked things. In fact, I believe every man at some point has done something evil, but of course the severity of what they've done differs from man to man.

Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:02:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SilentType:
Is there some force in the universe that compels men to do wicked things? NO

I don't know, but I know that men do wicked things. In fact, I believe every man at some point has done something evil, but of course the severity of what they've done differs from man to man.

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The capability of compassion, evil, charity, love, hate is in us all. Some exist without the capability of being able to show empathy for others or feel the same feelings as the majority they are not necessarily evil but given the right conditions and circumstances they can become a normal part of society or Ted Bundy for example.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:08:10 PM EST
Of course it does.

The better philosophical question is whether humans are inherently good or inherently evil.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:09:01 PM EST
Evil - like love - cannot be said to exist or not exist.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:25:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BillofRights:
It absolutely does exist, and sometimes you can see it, as in the picture of the Sandy Hook killer.

However, it is usually more benign. You see it almost every day here, when someone makes a comment like "They should execute all Drunk Drivers" or similar.

A good working definition would be "Lack of human empathy" A significant percentage of members here pride themselves on it.
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I taught in a psych ward for a year and a half. I saw the results of evil a couple times while working there. We had a student, an eighteen year old female that had been committed by the state. She was a sociopath, she was entirely devoid of any empathy or sympathy for others, if you had something you wanted she would go through three other people to get you in order to steal it. She to came us a seasoned street whore, an uncle had taken her virginity at the tender age of 9, she was turned out by 11 and she had had her first collar for prostitution by 16. By the time we got her in treatment she already looked like she was about thirty and she had the entire list of social diseases with the exception AIDS, syphilis, and gonorrhea. The only hope we had of coming close to redeeming her was to not teach her empathy rather instruct her what not to do to others. If evil does not exist then a kid like her does not exist the source, the manufacturer of such a kid does not exist.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:27:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:


I'd counter that a substantial percentage of GD's common respondents are demonstrably stupid.

I love it here, but let's face it. We deal with some 'tards.
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Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Originally Posted By c7aea15:
Well that's a stupid question.

Explain your reasoning.


Not that stupid, considering 5 people voted no.


I'd counter that a substantial percentage of GD's common respondents are demonstrably stupid.

I love it here, but let's face it. We deal with some 'tards.



Say that again, but so that a 6 year old could understand....






Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:33:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AJK07734:

Explain this then

Link to said Evil
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Originally Posted By AJK07734:
Originally Posted By steveba4:
I say it does not. Discuss.

Explain this then

Link to said Evil

Exactly

That whole mess has had my head fucking cross-threaded , all day.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:37:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2015 3:44:13 PM EST by EdgecrusherXES]
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Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:

Exactly

That whole mess has had my head fucking cross-threaded , all day.
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Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:
Originally Posted By AJK07734:
Originally Posted By steveba4:
I say it does not. Discuss.

Explain this then

Link to said Evil

Exactly

That whole mess has had my head fucking cross-threaded , all day.


You have obviously never seen what pure evil can do. This guy is just a giant asshole douche.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:52:29 PM EST
What evil makes you look like.

Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:54:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 4:01:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By EdgecrusherXES:

You have obviously never seen what pure evil can do.
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It's all relative . You can always find something worse than any example....that thread just happen to hit close to home.
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