Evil People

This may be one of the toughest topics I’ve had to blog about, but it’s been on my mind a lot lately. How do some people become so evil? The next three blogs will be on the topic of evil, and it’s far-reaching effects.

The reason that it’s so hard to talk about evil is because there seems to many paths that seems to lead to evil. Terribly evil people exists in the world, from powerful heads of nations, to cult leaders, to most of the people filling your local penitentiary. The compulsion for evil in human beings really is a very prominent thing in the world. It is also one of the main reasons why I believe there is a Satan (a mastermind of evil), and consequently a God who is keeping order over the world.

I believe that the pursuit of money causes evil in people. I also believe that the love of power causes evil in people. Sure, there are all kinds of other obsessions that can cause a person to harm the world, such as sex and jealousy, but I think that money and power are the two most powerful reasons people choose to live an evil life.

You don’t have to look much further than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Muammar Gaddafi to evidence evil people that were in positions of power. Money, likewise, can be a tool to gain that power. Also, one person’s evil can cause the people around him/her to be evil as well. It is always a choice, but it’s funny how lines start to blur as Satan gets involved.

Tomorrow we are going use some characters in popular culture to define what it truly means to be evil.

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Matthew Estes

Matthew Estes currently exists in the ether between graudate student and full-time worker. One day he hopes to be a full-time novelist and blogger, but until that day comes he spends his time playing video games, eating pizza, and being with his soon-to-be wife. However, he has yet to do all three at the same time. Bucket list stuff, you know.