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Do you believe people are naturally good or evil?

Asked by: katbay
  • People are evil

    People like me. That's right faggots, you're all just as bad as I am. Naturally, not artificially. From the womb you were evil, and you will be like that until you die. Weather you like it or not. And you probably don't. Sucks to be you, huh? Have fun living out your miserable existence!

  • People were born selfish

    Some people believe that people are good and are charitable but all people were created naturally selfish and violent. Studies show that 61% of people believe that people were created naturally selfish. First and Foremost, the ability of selflessness is something that has to be taught, as a young child the one thing that parents tell you to do is to share. This is because we have to be taught to be selfless because we were created naturally selfish and violent. If Roussue believes that people were born naturally good then why are toddlers so violent, when you’re around a toddler they often fight their siblings and cry. If they were born naturally good then why do parents have to teach their child how to behave in a socially acceptable way. A study done at Yale University shows that when offered three crackers instead of one toddlers would rather side with doing the wrong thing than the right thing. This shows that even babies can turn to doing the wrong thing if the price is high enough. Also there is evidence that in your genes some people have violence in them, studies show people who have less monoamine oxidase often are much more violent, and lead to more aggression and violence.

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  • Yes but nah

    Evil is subjective. This whole argument is based on what society believes is evil. If one person believes that stealing is evil, another might believe that stealing is good if it's for a good purpose. Basically, evil is what you make it. Every person has different morals and beliefs so this is a difficult subject to debate.

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  • Hell Yeh Boy

    Humans have to be bad to survive the the new harsh and unjust world. If we are a good species then why is there constant war, surely if we knew it was bad then shouldn't we stop. Go back centuries to hunters who killed to survive they had a reason for this but now,now people hunt for fun. Is this what God intended for us to do? Numerous animals have become extinct thanks to us and many more species are about to.
    Thankyou and goodnight😜

  • Of course not

    We are all born neutral. Even though I believe that we have a balance we choose which way we want to go. Lucifer was born with a balance of good and bad. He was tempted to do bad so he choose to be bad. Then he had influenced other angels to be bad so they followed him and he has his angels and god has his. So look at babies if their born evil then we're all evil which is not true there are generally good in life and are just pure in their hearts

  • Have you seen what people are doing?!

    Yes I do think that every person will have some element of "evil" to them. Though that does not mean that every person will have a say in the matter. For one we should know by now as a human race that evil was present in humans ever since that we have been here, as for such the bible most Christians know about "Adam and Eve". Which tells of God first creating the first man Adam, who then receives Eve the first woman to be together. God had informed the two that they are not to eat from a particular tree from the garden of Eden for which a serpent (satan) had convinced Eve to eat from the tree who then convinced Adam in which they Rebelled against God for their own purpose. There are many murderers,thieves, and other types of people bound in criminal acts against God.

  • Yes, from the Christian viewpoint

    From the Christian way of thinking, we are all born in sin. Because of the original sin of Adam and Eve, everyone is born into sin. Therefore no one is completly good except for Jesus Christ. We have a desire in us to rebel. The only thing holding us back from rebelling is the consequence that follows. Choosing to be good is just that, a choice. Same with being bad. But we are more inclined to choose to be bad because of our natural design. The people that say no to this question are afraid that we might be on to something. They do not want to face the realization that we are all terrible people. But (if you are a Christian) because of Jesus taking that consequence from us, we try to live our lives as best we can to model our lives after Jesus Christ. This is why the existance of us is not pointless.

  • We were created with free will.

    Free will means that we can do whatever we want. Wit the devil tempting us, we are very likely to do wrong. If we are naturally evil, then everything about God's nature is a lie. We are free to do whatever. Does a toddler either constantly attack or assist it's parents? That would indicate a good or bad nature. I see no indication of naturally good or bad people.

  • Bad In Being Good

    We all want to believe in love, altruism, being helpful etc, but in the core of the human nature, we are evil as it gets. We make wars, we commit crimes, we want to see the others fail and in most of cases, we do it with no real cause, but from boredom (if you do not trust me, check on how most of the wars started). Yet, we want to go in bed thinking we are some altruistic nobles. You know those people on the talent shows who really want to be musicians, but have no talent at all? Well, in my opinion, that is our way with being good. We want it, but we are simply evil as it gets to achieve that (at least on long stages). People are evil, but they hate to admit it

  • You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean doesn't become dirty.

    Just like Mahatma Gandhi said, just because there might be a few bad people in society, that does not mean all people are naturally bad. Growing up is what makes us "evil". It all depends on the environment you grow up in and your influences. People are born with good intentions and people are born to cooperate, not lie, cheat and steal.

  • Are we born naturally good or bad?

    There is no such thing as good or bad, when you are born you are on neither side you are nuetral to both. Neither side are you within it yet till you are seen from either side. From bad to good or good to bad the sides are found at the vision of thee audience, then it shows

  • More people are bad

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  • More people are bad

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  • NO- there is no good or evil!

    There is NO good or evil! No, not even in books! We need to stop labeling ourselves. You are not good. You are not evil. You are not netural. You are you. You cannot describe yourself in real detal- the universe would have to be bigger, as you, are amazing. Even if good or evil was a real thing, we wouldn't be born into it. Your parents, your friends, your childhood, your adulthood all shapes you. You are flexible, and you can always change, so why good and evil? Tell me this. Are you good or evil, right now? I bet you can't answer, or answered 'good'. This basically proves my point: it is just a point of view.

  • Ofcourse not thats impossibe

    Nobody is born evil. A newborn baby doesnt have the mentality of a crminal, or any bad/dangerous person. Society and growing up is what plays an impact in most people and the way they live. For example human can greatly be influenced by society, (friends, etc) It oesnt make sense for humans to naturally be evil

  • I believe they're neutral.

    I think people are shaped by society, religion, and other people(friends/parents). I believe that people start as a blank slate and are formed into either evil or good people. So all the evil in the world comes from societies views and all the good comes from it as well. J

  • Hell Yeh Boy

    Humans have to be bad to survive the the new harsh and unjust world. If we are a good species then why is there constant war, surely if we knew it was bad then shouldn't we stop. Go back centuries to hunters who killed to survive they had a reason for this but now,now people hunt for fun. Is this what God intended for us to do? Numerous animals have become extinct thanks to us and many more species are about to.
    Thankyou and goodnight😜


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abyteofbrain says2013-12-07T18:41:05.407
Neither.
ladiesman says2016-10-05T17:19:00.473
Man is neither innately good nor innately evil. Human nature has both good and evil tendencies. If man is naturally evil, we would not be able to recognize and judge evil.