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The Social Psychology of Morality: Exploring the Causes of Good and Evil

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This text explores the different factors behind what makes something good or evil. Therefore, it clearly shows that evil developes and is not present at birth.

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Defining Good to Kill Evil: Seeing With Values | Psychology Today

Defining Good to Kill Evil: Seeing With Values | Psychology Today | Born Good | Scoop.it

The definition of evil depends on the society. Therefore, different people see evil differently so it is hard to define who is evil and when. So we cannot say that someone was evil from birth.

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Even Satan was once an angel. God created him good and he chose to turn to doing evil.

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What Causes Criminal Behavior?

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This article shows that criminals become evil because the the experiences they have during their lifetime. They are not born that way.


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This is a really good article.
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Abuse in Childhood Common Among Alcohol Addicts

Abuse in Childhood Common Among Alcohol Addicts | Born Good | Scoop.it

Alcohol can be a factor contributing to evil actions. A good person could make the decision to drink. If they become addicted, the acohol they're addicted to causes them to do evil things. People are not born addicted to alcohol and doing evil things.


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Why Do People Do Bad Things? - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site

Why Do People Do Bad Things? - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site | Born Good | Scoop.it

This provides reasons for why we see people doing bad things and giving into temptations every day. We were not created that way.

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Why Some People Are Evil

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This is a good article because it shows how evil comes about in killers. They were not born to be a killer.


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We're born to be moral: Babies 'can tell good from evil at six months'

We're born to be moral: Babies 'can tell good from evil at six months' | Born Good | Scoop.it

I chose to include this article because it perfectly demonstrates my point that from birth, we know what the right thing to do is. It's throught people's lives that they become corrupted and turn to evil.

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The Road - Official Trailer [HD]

This advertizes The Road which definitely addresses the fact that people are born wanting to do good, as demonstrated by the actions of the little boy in the story.

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Question: Are People Inherently Good or Evil?

Even though I do not agree with their thoughts, I think this video is a good representation of how people think about the concepts of good and evil.

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The Nature of Good and Evil

I chose this article because it explains and makes you think about what good really is and what evil really is. The fact that we need help to understand what evil is shows that we are not born knowing it.

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Evil: Live Spelled Backwards | Psychology Today

Evil: Live Spelled Backwards | Psychology Today | Born Good | Scoop.it

The right thing to do is often hard to define. This causes people to do "evil" things.

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Are Evil People Crazy? | Psychology Today

Are Evil People Crazy? | Psychology Today | Born Good | Scoop.it

Evil may stem from a variety of causes, including mental illness. So is it really evil? People cannot control a mental illness. Therefore, if they do something evil, is it really an evil action? Just because someone is born with a mental disorder that causes them to act in an "evil" way, it doesn't mean the person is evil.

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Horror Director Eli Roth Explores What Makes Good People Do Evil Things in TV Special

Horror Director Eli Roth Explores What Makes Good People Do Evil Things in TV Special | Born Good | Scoop.it

This article explores different causes of evil in today's society. Since there are so many causes of evil, it is easy to see how it can develope in an otherwise good person.

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The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo

This article explains why otherwise good people do evil things in certain situations. They were born good, but they were pushed to do evil things. This doesn't mean they were evil from the start. it demonstrates how evil is forced upon an innocent individual.


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People are born good

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This provides more points in favor of the impossibility of being born evil. Zero points were given to the person saying we're not born good. This is because he is wrong. We are born good.

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The Source of Evil Exposed! - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site

The Source of Evil Exposed! - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site | Born Good | Scoop.it

This article shows the true source of evil in the world today and how it started. It also provides answers about a way out. Since we as people are not the true source of evil. It would be illogical to say we were born evil. We are affected by the source of evil. Not the other way around.

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I chose to include this image of Darth Vader because he was born good but became evil. He was a good guy before his life experiences drove him over to the dark side.

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Debate Issue: People are born good | Debate.org

Debate Issue: People are born good | Debate.org | Born Good | Scoop.it

I liked this page because the opponent saying we are not born good couldn't think of any more points to argue, thereby proving himself wrong. We are not born evil.

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Are People Basically Good or Evil? The Evidence (Part 1)

I like this video because it looks at whether people are inherently good or evil both from the Bible's viewpoint and a psychologist's viewpoint. It also addresses the Milgrim experiments which I find very interesting.

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All Men are Good by Nature

This article got my attention because it takes the Bible's viewpoint. Since I believe the Bible, I agreed with the content. It shows that we are good by nature and people become evil because of an evil influence. It developes. It is not present at birth.

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