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"Evil dominates if good people do nothing".

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Friday 27th September 2002 "Evil dominates if good people do nothing" Over the years many philosophers have attempted to understand what is the cause of evil and why people choose to be evil. I am going to look into the part of this argument that talks about, "Evil dominates if good people do nothing." As I tried to summarise my thoughts I decided firstly to find out what is evil... Evil? Evil is an action, which generally results in pain, suffering or destruction. There are three main types of evil, which happens all around us every day. 1. Moral Evil - Caused by Humans on purpose to hurt someone else like stealing, bullying, rape, murder, cheating, swearing, etc... 2. Non-moral Evil - Caused by humans not on purpose, generally by accident like mistakes, accidental, not intentional, etc... 3. Natural Evil - Caused naturally by the earth and nature like earthquakes, hurricanes, tidal waves, volcanoes, etc... ...read more.

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Good can be explained in many different ways but there isn't much need to go deep into it because good is basically right. Good is recognised by people around that person who does good. Human Desires? Human desires sometimes control the way we do things, act and our lifestyles as a whole. The desires that may commonly come up, good and bad are quoted from a dictionary below... 1. To wish or long for or to want. 2. To express a wish for or to request. 3. A wish or longing. 4. A request or petition. 5. The object of longing. 6. Sexual appetite or passion. Humans who don't have a religion or a faith will do just as they please, whether good or bad. They would much rather choose to demonstrate their own freewill on earth, rather than having the thought that a God follows them around and tells them what to do. ...read more.

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I do not feel that it is in my capability to argue against "Evil dominates if good people do nothing," it's like saying if I had black and white and I take away white, black is left, there can be no white therefore no grey patches either, just pitch black, because it is logical to think that if good is taken away evil will dominate... ...But if you take the concept of 'pure' evil that means no good at all, no grey patches, just pure black, but therefore to be 'pure' evil we would simply destroy ourselves. For there to be an ultimate pain, suffering, torture and disease of unimaginable agony, this 'pure' evil is the ultimate death, if this did occur then everyone on the earth would be dead, we wouldn't be able to exist as the human race ... so the statement is true if we were to take good completely out of the statement, as long as you are willing to accept the concept that there would be a 'pure' evil if this were to happen. ...read more.

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