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Whenever we talk about things as being bad in a moral sense we are usually falling into a form of religious thinking. Using the word evil just reinforces this because of its extra force and more explicit link with the supernatural in the popular imagination.

I know its difficult to rid oneself of making old fashioned moral judgements - but just consider the fact that most people would not talk of a lion or a dog performing an evil act. So, its time we stopped talking about it with respect to humans.

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:34:04 UTC | #547543