If so, where does the "evil" come from? Can it be eliminated or is it simply a natural and inevitable part of life?
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And yet billions of people who grew up as atheist, have never heard of scriptures, but lead completely moral and happy lives without a trace of evil in their hearts.
you cannot prove that statement
Uh-oh. Guess I'm screwed....
Christianity is one of the world's many religions. It does not define morality, in fact, for many people, it encourages immorality and "evil". For example, if you believe non-Christians are evil, I'd say that's a pretty immoral belief.
that is not what scripture tells us
Is psychopaths aren't evil just how do you define it?
you are talking psychology which scripture does not condone so I ignore all pysco babbel
Celafoe - since I'm not a Christian, I don't think scripture really matters. Sociopaths are humans with a mental disability, if have no conscience they can't actively choose evil actions over good, therefore, not evil.
Succinctly stated indeed. I knew a boy in elementary school whose parents were devoutly religious and active in the church. THAT boy was a thief, a bully, and a delinquent in the making. He subsequently became an addict, his whereabouts unknown.....
I totally disagree. Nobody is inherently born evil, it is just "easier" to think that than it is to fully understand that person and why he acts in such a way.
I have seen it in person my friend. Thirteen and fourteen year old boys committing murder and smiling and laughing about it.