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27-03-2015, 09:31 AM
RE: evil
From a criminological perspective there are a plethora of theories of why some people are "good" and some people are "bad". I am at work and do not have my copious amount of relative criminological textbooks available to cite, but I remember reading an interesting theory. It posited that we are taught to conform to societal expectations of behavior by our parents, authority figures, teachers...a system of constraints if you will....those that do not conform, become criminals...they do not or are incapable of meeting expectations for behavior.

So then the thought becomes, why do some conform (majority) and why do some not conform (minority)? This theorist further asserted that it is actually unnatural to conform...that we are all born nonconformists with the potential to be..."bad"...it is our system of constraints (parents, authority figures teachers etc) which convinces us to conform, thus be "good" people. So the majority (conformists...."good people) are actually fighting nature...that to resist conformity is natural. Thus the minority (nonconformists..."bad" people) are just normal humans who didn't conform to societal constraints. Intriguing thought.

Thus there is no "evil", just like there is no perfect human. Evil is a thought exercise and implies religious perspectives of good versus evil, god versus satan BS.

"Belief is so often the death of reason" - Qyburn, Game of Thrones

"The Christian community continues to exist because the conclusions of the critical study of the Bible are largely withheld from them." -Hans Conzelmann (1915-1989)
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