The Problem of Evil: The Skeptic's Dilemma

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The Problem of Evil: The Skeptic's Dilemma

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Would have been nice to read a synopses.
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'Evil' does not exist in nature. It is a human invention, just like 'god'.
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Evil is a sinful invention.
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Mr Danksworth wrote:'Evil' does not exist in nature.

I would have to disagree with that. This is something I've stated before on other threads, but in the long standing argument of nature (ie. genetics) vs. nurture (ie. social learning), most researchers have finally agreed it is a very complex interaction of both. That being said, there are extreme and unique cases (as always) where pure evil has manifested almost (presumably)solely as a result of social learning, and other cases where pure evil has manifested itself solely (presumably) from genetics.
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No plant or animal exhibits evil. Evil is a construct created by people who wish to gain authority over others.
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steven lloyd wrote:I would have to disagree with that. This is something I've stated before on other threads, but in the long standing argument of nature (ie. genetics) vs. nurture (ie. social learning), most researchers have finally agreed it is a very complex interaction of both. That being said, there are extreme and unique cases (as always) where pure evil has manifested almost (presumably)solely as a result of social learning, and other cases where pure evil has manifested itself solely (presumably) from genetics.


So what you are saying is that 'evil' is a unique concept invented by humans.
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Guess we need a definition of evil.
The dictionaries seem to tie it to morality, which again is a human construct.
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Mr Danksworth wrote: So what you are saying is that 'evil' is a unique concept invented by humans.

Hmmm, I don’t know if I was saying that or not, but upon considering the concept I would have to say that idea makes a lot of sense and is likely true. Do you think differently? I’d be very interested in considering some reasoning to the contrary.

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