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sopinile | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 4, 2011 at 8:57 PM via web

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Do you think that there is a force of evil present in the world?

Do you think that there is a force of evil present in the world?

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bhawanipur | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted November 5, 2011 at 12:50 AM (Answer #2)

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The world is so nice that there cannot be an evil force. But it is the difference in mind. Whenever we see someone acts other way than we expect against the ethic of the society and it causes harm, we consider it to be a force of evil. In fact, loss and profit, victory and defeat, good and evil, day and night, light and darkness, happiness and sadness; all are the thought of mind. If someone is satiesfied with what he has and he has control over his instincts, fell nice in all circumstances. Thus we cannot define what is good and what is evil. Something which is good to me may be considered evil by you. If we read the drama 'Dr Faustus' by Marlowe we find there two characters- good angel and bad angel which are two sides of our ignorant mind.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 5, 2011 at 12:52 AM (Answer #3)

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What an interesting question. The answer will depend on who you ask. If a person has a materialistic view of the world and does not believe in a spiritual world, then of course this person would not believe in any evil force in our world. They may even be a bit surprised at such a question.

However, if a person does believe in a spiritual/invisible realm, then they would certainly believe in good and evil forces. I would say the world is pretty even with those who believe and do not believe. Think of India. India is a polytheistic country and some of their divinities are good and some are not. Even Christians believe in an invisible world. They believe in the existence of demons, satan and a whole host of other spiritual forces.

If you are asking for a personal opinion, I certainly believe in an evil force in our world. This helps to explain all the hardships and suffering.

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litlady33 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted November 6, 2011 at 5:56 AM (Answer #4)

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I think there is definitely some kind of evil force that manifests itself in different forms. How can one justify mass murderers or sociopaths without saying that there is some element of evil there?

With that said, evil can be defined or explained in different ways, and it depends on perspective. As the above post stated, many times in depends on religious beliefs and whether someone believes in the possiblity of evil spirits or entities. If evil is defined as malicious, sinister, or ill-natured, I don't think anyone can deny its existence. It is just a matter of what form you think it takes (demons, devil, or just people).

Furthermore, I do not think good could exist without evil to balance it out, and I think in many cases evil yeilds good.Aat the risk of sounding like too much of an idealist or optimist, good always prevails. When tragedy or disaster occurs in a community, the community almost always comes together to find some good in the situation. As a general rule, people want to be good and want to do whatever it takes to make the good win out over evil. There always has to be some kind of balance, though. Can you imagine a world without evil? I don't see any scenario where that would actually work.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/evil

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yvonneherbert50 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 10, 2011 at 8:48 PM (Answer #5)

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The globe is so nice that there can not be an evil force. However it is the main difference in mind. If we see someone acts other way than we expect against the ethic in the society and yes it causes harm, we consider it to become a force of evil. Actually, loss and profit, victory and defeat, good and evil, day and night, light and darkness, happiness and sadness; each one is thinking about mind. When someone is satiesfied with what he's got and he has control over his instincts, fell nice in most circumstances. Thus we cannot define what is good and what is evil. Something is a useful one in my experience could possibly be considered evil by you. When we browse the drama 'Dr Faustus' by Marlowe find there two characters- good angel and bad angel which are two sides individuals ignorant mind.

 

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