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Are people just inherently evil or does the society make us evil?

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In the saying 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" says a lot. We are born with a brain to think..We make choices, Some have little guidance and thus have problems realizing right from wrong. Most will live the way they were raised..Some will find right from wrong in the company they keep, but the bottom line is we have choices. We are responsible for our actions.

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Just how they was created. Some will be good, some will be bad. It's just natural.

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Evil people are taught wicked ways no one is truly evil. There are people who fall from the path and search for redemption and they show the goodness in their hearts. Furthermore evil is a choice.

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Yes it is!
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It is human nature to be born sinful. Of course, society does play a role too.

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i am so with you
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Both. But not everyone. There are some good people. Just not many unfortunately.

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i would say that society is the wall that keeps evil people from overrunning the rest, and provides the framework for good people to prosper, not to mention allowing the division of labor and all the advancements we all enjoy. However, i do believe that most people are inherently good and want to have the world around them to be good also. The problem is, destruction is so much easier than construction, so it only takes a few people intent on evil purpose to destroy our trust, honor, and other things that society depends on. That being said, I don't think people do evil just to do evil most of the time, but rather for a purpose, however twisted and selfish that purpose might be. any society that would encourage evil acts, whether on purpose or by default, will wither and destroy itself. To sum up; people=good, society = good.

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I think that circumstances play a big role in framing a person's personality
Think that if a person has grown up in a very poor environment then he may resort to theft, kidnapping or even murder......so society makes him evill but the same person by great hard work could have managed his livelihood
So in my opinion when man does not fight with the circumstances presented by the society and stops realizing opportunities then becomes evi

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I so agree with this. I think it was in the 70's, the government systematically closed down all recreation centers in the lower class neighbourhoods and crime tripled in just a few short months. The kids had no where to turn, except the streets, where drugs and crime were rampant. Support and opportunity, can mean the difference between a child becoming a hoodlum or a productive member of society.
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Yes you're right conditions like those force people to resort to such things which are termed as 'evil'
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its people not society

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We all make mistakes. Some of us fix the mistakes in life and change our path and state of mind. Others are stuck in a world where they see society as a burden, and just bring down the spirits of everyone around them.

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So true
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After seeing the bright shining innocent faces of some kids at birth and then witnessing what the abuse did to them and how they changed over time to do horrible things, I believe it is abuse that is at the root of all evil in society and then next would be mental illness.

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A building can be made of relatively weak materials, but it is made stronger by design and redundancy, by starting with a good foundation, and by building within design limits.
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Societies aim to control the evil that is in man naturally. Some build on a faulty foundation, one of greed and corruption, where the strong man gets everything, and the weak are mere cattle. Some build on a capitalist system, where we pool our resources to make commerce and build extraordinary achievements; but capitalism can be twisted so that the poor are taken advantage of, and the rich get increasingly numerous benefits. There is no society where perfect equity reigns, and this is true because we trade our relative surpluses for something we lack; if we were all perfectly equally supplied, what need would we have for commerce?
The answer I believe is that people are flawed, and God gave us government and society to reduce the evil in the world. It works like this most of the time: laws are enacted to restrain evil, punishment isolates and restrains evil, etc. But if the ends or motives of government are evil, malign, or malevolent, society can become evil of itself, and can promote evil over good. This is a great evil, and can be seen in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. Pol Pot's Cambodia was greatly evil, as was China under Mao. One must pray for our government, so that we can live lives of peace and productivity, and worship our God in peace.

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Excellent answer! There are so many components of the "Nature vs. Nurture" debate. Your societal aspect was wonderfully stated. I also enjoyed the building analogy.
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