What is Evil?

@dickkell (403)
United States
February 13, 2007 11:07pm CST
What exactly is "Evil"? Does evil have a positive existence? Why is evil evil and not good? Who or what is responsible for evil?
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@sreedhar (576)
• India
15 Feb 07
I think evil is as necessar as good in the world. this may sound a bit confusing and also wrong to many others, but this is what i learnt from my experiences. There is no existence of good without evil Vedanta in hiduism also speaks that good and evil are the either side of the same coin. Evil is present for good to show its effects. Chinese philosophy also speaks of balance between good and bad energies. Bible also mentions that Satan is one of the foremost servants of god and he is the one who tests humans on behalf of god.
@ashjoe76 (1459)
• India
14 Feb 07
Hey, you have put that in a very confusing manner, but you are talking some significant truth. I guess evil is just a good invention the way noble/God was. It's just the external manifestation of human psyche.
@sanjoko (10)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 07
Evil is one of another God creation, God create evil to balanced human life. A years ago evil life in heaven, coz evil not follow God order to make a good temperamen, God send evil to the earth. Now we can see evil in people attitude, when he/she in good attitude no evil inside, but if he/she in bad attitude it can be dangerous. Every one responsible for every evil inside her body. In another word we human must control our "evil"
• India
14 Feb 07
Evil is what your spirit asks you not to do.spirit is always holy and sacred. the bad things that we do to satisfy our material needs are the evils. but it is always sure that your spirit or soul will never allow you to do an evil thing. but people do evil things bcz may be , to satisfy their material desires are first preferance for them. every person has both the sides. one is good or moral and the other is evil. it is upto you which side of yourself do you want to live.
@ravibabli (1558)
• India
14 Feb 07
evil - ..
I think evil agains to god. And we are responsible for evil.