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EVIL

The question concerned with here is the posit of an independent property or entity which is called Evil, that is something separate from the human ability and capacity to create it. The conclusion reached from this quarter is that there is no such thing as the existence of Evil, independent of the capacity of the volition to utilize, exploit and cause injury or suffering to other sentient creatures, for the purpose of the unnecessary benefit of some at the expense of others, termed Excess and Profit.

It is premised here that there is no such thing as the existence of Evil, as a real property which infects and affects chaste or non-evil substance or spirit, but rather it is a human creation, concept and form of consciousness. Evil is considered as a concept of human creation and is categorized into two classifications termed Incidental and Conceptual types of Evil. Negative and bad events that are not caused by human design, misconception, ignorance and stupidity, but rather result from the dynamics of the operation natural world, are termed Incidental Evil because they are considered incidental to physical existence. The term Evil is applied in reference to the common usage of certain segments of the general population that ascribes Evil origins to every kind of natural phenomenon.

The term Incidental Evil refers to those occurrences of the many negative aspects in the reality of human experience such as accidents, disease, misfortune, fire, flood or famine, that are independent of human action and making and that originate from what are called natural causes. The natural processes of the cosmological and planetary existence produce violence and suffering that is perpetrated unsolicited upon sentient creatures. These may be events which are random like being in the wrong place at the wrong time such as camped in the wash of a sudden flash flood, or the products of natural forces such as earthquakes and floods, or explainable occurrence such as the problems that may ensue from getting between a mother bear and her cub. The idea and concept of natural processes, as having evil intent or producing the premeditated activity of 'violence and suffering, perpetrated unsolicited against any sentient creature, that is not motivated by the necessity of simple existence', is not considered as an accurate representation.

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