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Evil People do not Exist

Many people see evil as useless and abhorrent. Even persons who commit great crimes despise it. It is the good results of the evil they desire. It is those benefits they seek. The man who kills children because he hates them does so because he sees it as good to kill them. The children are evil to his mind.

Totally evil people do not exist. Suppose you met one? The person still has the potential to do good. If you hurt them, you are not acknowledging that potential or offering it nurture. No the opposite is true.

If people are negative around you, remind yourself and tell yourself that this negativity may be true for them but it is not true for you. That protects you.

Even the so-called bad, are in fact very good. What is called evil is simply a form of good that fails to be as good as it could be. There are many cases in which what is good is just simply as good as it is inferior-good.

Recognise your innate goodness. Even those who we call bad have goodness such as intelligence and friendliness. See how parents love babies because they see they are just good and this has nothing to do with anything the babies do. Love yourself like that. You do not have to prove your worth to yourself or others.

Do not hate anybody and see that to hate anybody is to hate yourself. See that if you hate another person, you are tormenting yourself and therefore hating yourself. Let the hate go, do it for yourself. Hating your enemy is actually the best thing you can do for your enemy. They enjoy seeing you suffer. 

Accept that sometimes the pain of the heart may never pass away - it is possible to love the pain as you learn to live with it.

Nobody is to be called an evil person. In truth, there are good people and people who choose the wrong good. So there are only good people. There is no other kind of person.

Does it offend you to know that Herod the Great was a good man despite all the murders and violence he was responsible for?

Why would it? If Herod knew how wonderful he was he would have felt so happy and when somebody is happy they are eager to reach out to everybody else as friends. Those people he killed would have lived and have been honoured to know him.

What the persons whom the world calls evil need is to understand that because of their attraction to good they could have done better. They are to be encouraged to choose better. They are not failures – they are people who need to start again. This is not to make little of the harm they have done. It is because the harm needs to be prevented that we refuse to harm them and seek to fill them with love.

Evil is parasitic on goodness. Evil is falling short of good. It is not a thing or power. It is something falling short of what it ought to be. Evil is just another name for good that is in the wrong place. In reality evil does not exist.

Free will (if it exists) then is not the power to choose between good and evil but the power to choose between good and less good.

Let us call it evil for the time being. The correct response to what is damned as evil is to understand that the person perpetuating it causes it but is not an evil person. Do not be angry about the evil. Do not detest it. Love the evil but work to correct the mistake that makes it. The person didn’t choose the evil the person chose the good but the wrong kind of good and the evil was a side-effect. Do not love the sinner and hate the sin. Love the wrongdoer and love the wrong too for it is misapplied good and love it to bring it to an improved level.

An act of wrongdoing is not an evil to be condemned but a misplaced good that needs to do better.

Someone has hurt those who commit crimes such as violence and murder. That helped make them become criminals. For us to hate them or do wrong to them in return is for us to become hypocrites. Why? Because we are doing to them what enticed them to illegal anti-social activity in the first place.

If you see a person who commits evil as evil then you will have to hate that person. If I do evil I am evil therefore I should be hated. All who hate make this mistake. The answer is to look upon the "sin" or "evil" with compassion and want to heal it.

Calling anybody unrighteous or evil or sinful is hate speech. And it is hypocritical for such a negative judgement is using the mistake to get at the person. If you

Meditate on the truth and the truth will set you free from the pain and burden that hatred is and brings.