Evil is seen as against justice and love and compassion and so it is a form of destruction.  Our response to it is to hate it and get rid of it.  The response has nothing to do with making it wrong.  The response is down to it being wrong.

Now if you believe in God, one of absolute love and power and mercy, evil as if it is not bad enough is now worse for it is trying to expel the working of God and his presence.   It is trying to expel the power that can vanquish it fast and make good where there was bad.

What makes your view of evil worse can only be corrupting and more of that later.

Some religions say that evil is a power.  Christianity says it is real but not in that way.  It says it is just good that has been distorted.  For example, falling in love with your image like Narcissus is your power to love being used in a way it is not best used.

Religious people do talk about evil like it was a force.  Christianity dismisses that saying that such talk is only a literary device but they do see evil as some kind of godlike intelligence that harms. 

In the movie, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Johnny Blaze portrayed by Nicholas Cage is cursed and possessed by a demon that turns him into a burning skeleton.  The demon seeks out the evil in others to absorb it and make it its own.  This attaches evil to greed.  The evil creature wants to make the evil his own, incarnate it in himself.  He wants to represent it even if it means ending the evil of others to do it.  But he is not ending evil but taking it in.

This is an interesting idea.  How do you know that Jesus Christ who removes your sin is not doing that?  Jesus said that Satan cannot cast out demons for they are his minions.  He can if he is like a composite alien that joins other beings to himself to gain power.  What if it is Satan who is answering the prayer, "Deliver us from evil", for like Ghost Rider he wants to make our evil his own?  Maybe it is even safer with him.

Incredibly the Ghost Rider reminds us of a non-magical way of how we make the evil outside of us our own.

Evil wrecks love and fairness and to do that it always wears a cloak and a good deal of distraction so that you cannot really manage to be too precise about what exactly what form it has taken.

People fear evil so they need to identify it and diagnose it. Fear leads to bias. People want to identify evil and they want to do this so much that they project evil that is not there or a type of evil that is not there. They may see evil as worse than what it is. And this is especially true of moral evil, the evil that they say they see in people.

To want to see evil means you have evil inside of you. It also means you are making sure people will hate and fear under your influence. A cycle is kept going and going and going.

People when they condemn evil cannot tell you what it is. They keep the focus too much on how you respond to it with fear and hate and pain.

A bad diagnosis means you may put snow over the dump and give out a "cure" that is going to be ineffective at worst or superficial and weak at best.

Belief in God as the "solution" to evil and the true power, the power of love over evil, reinforces the lies that people tell themselves about evil.


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