What is evil?

What Does evil Mean

In order to know the meaning of the term evil that now occupies us, we are going to proceed to discover its etymological origin. In this case, it must be emphasized that it derives from Latin, exactly from "malitas". This word is the result of the sum of two well differentiated lexical components of said language:

-The adjective "malus", which is synonymous with "bad".

-The suffix “-dad”, which is used to indicate “quality”.

The condition of bad is called evil .
Among the words that can function as synonyms for evil we can highlight terms such as perversity, evil, Satanism or protervia. On the contrary, among its antonyms we come across words like perfection or goodness.
The notion also refers to the unjust or harmful act . For example : “Don't you get tired of doing bad things? You should be ashamed " , " I think the player was not evil, he only went to contest the ball and ended up injuring his rival by accident " , " Only a man full of evil can mistreat his son that way . "

Evil, therefore, is associated with what constitutes evil . An action that is carried out with evil seeks to generate damage or, at least, its executor is not interested in its consequences, no matter how negative they are.
Suppose that two young men enter a humble chapel and destroy the place , breaking the religious figures and the altar. These guys had no goal other than to destroy the temple for fun . Against this background, it can be said that the vandals acted with evil , causing pain and anguish in all the faithful who came to that place.
Sometimes, evil is implicit in the action, even when the behavior in question has a goal . If a thief intercepts an old man on the street and hits him to steal his wallet, there is a great deal of evil in his act: he took advantage of the vulnerability of an elderly man, physically injured him and stole the money that the victim would surely have needed to survive. Of course, beyond the consideration that is made regarding the evil and the moral question, theft is a crime that is punishable by law .
In the same way, we cannot ignore that in Spanish America there was a series called "Index of Evilness." It is, specifically, an American documentary series originally called "Most Evil."
The forensic psychiatrist Michael Stone is the one in charge of that space and in it he comes to make a classification of the murderers based on their level of evil. During four episodes, he carried out this classification in which there are murderers known as Jack the Ripper, the Zodiac Murderer, Charles Manson or the Golden State murderer.
He exactly classified them in a list where they came to indicate a total of 22 levels of evil. In the first are those who killed in legitimate defense and in the last are the so-called psychopathic murderers and extreme torturers.

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