Are people naturally evil?

United States
June 13, 2007 1:59pm CST
Do you believe that somebody can be born with genetic tendencies to be evil? Do you believe that somebody can be raised and become evil due to the type of raising they recieved? Do you believe both? I think that some people can be raised in a way which gives them evil tendencies but I don't think that you can ever be genetically that way.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
13 Jun 07
i believe people are naqturally good but we are all bent out of shape by the pressures society places on us blessed be
@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
5 Sep 07
yeah this is very interesting opinion
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
28 Nov 07
I think that it's in human nature to be greedy, gluttonous and lustful. Some people have it more than others.
@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
5 Sep 07
yes i think they are evils from nature probably.
• United States
19 Jun 07
All people are born with genetic tendencies of good and evil. Some with more than others. Some are taught it and accept it, while others do not accept it.
• Canada
19 Jun 07
I don't believe that anyone born in is born evil . A baby is pure and learns only what it sees and and knows and this is what determines who or how we will turn out . I don't believe in anyway that one can be genetically born this way even if there were cases of it in past history . One can be born into a world of evil but not born with evil .
• United States
13 Jun 07
Yes I do, and that is to both of the questions you asked
@thefuture (1750)
• Nigeria
13 Jun 07
Yes friend, but it will not be a natural thing, instead, it will be a spiritual thing. No one is born evil. It happens sometimes that something is wrong somewhere. Thanks
@freak369 (4974)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I'd like to think that they aren't but at the end of the day you have to wonder if it's true or not. Most people seem to be out for themselves and their own personal gain. I've seen people I called friends backstab me for a couple of dollars or to be a little more popular and it always worked against them in the long run. I think everyone has a little evil in them but it's what they choose to do with the urges that determines if they are going to act on them.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
Everyone is born in sin. We all have the capacity to do evil, but most of do not go to the basest attempt to do horrible things. If one admits it, one sometimes wish he could kill someone, but even if one held a loaded revolver and even if that person he hated came in the room and there were no witnesses, a normal person would not shoot him. There are however means of bringing that evil to the forefront and not diluting it or lessening it. If a parent is cruel or the child is truly abandoned or beaten up, that protection that keeps him from killing someone or whatever has been destroyed. In that case, the person becomes a psychopath or a stone killer. Oh it is received, not recieved.