Is Mankind Inherently Evil Essay

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Humans: Inherently Good or Inherently Evil? Time and time again, we have choices given to us by whatever- or whoever it is that looks over us. When these choices are presented to us, we are expected to pick the right one. As human beings, we know our definition of wrong and our definition of right. We know the difference between right and wrong, what and what not to do. There is the obvious possibility that our morals contrast from others, but there is also the possibility that others just do not care enough to follow their morals. It is because of that, that human beings are inherently evil. The world is inherently evil because time and time again, the human race has chosen it over being inherently good. The fact that twins “eat each other …show more content…
To be more specific, the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible is mainly used to prove this point. They are used as an example because they were told specifically by God that they should not eat from the “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” that was placed in the Garden of Eden. The fact that they could eat from any fruit or any tree besides this one was not enough for them, though. When God left them to their own devices, a serpent (the devil in another form) came into the garden and convinced Eve that it was a silly rule to follow, that neither she nor Adam would die if they took a bite from the fruit. Proving their natural evilness, they listened and faced the punishment of God. On the other hand, people say that humans are inherently good. Their point of views makes sense because young people, before they are corrupted by society, are called “naïve,” or “unrealistic,” when they are trying to see the good in the world or in our race ("Are Human Beings Inherently Evil?" Debate.org. N.p., n.d.). However, they would have no one to be corrupt by if mankind were not evil in the first place. Not only that, but boys who had been raised in good environments turned to evil the second that they were left alone. Therefore, humans are inherently

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