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Quantum Mechanics and Reality

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Throughout the ages, evil has often been given a simplified definition as an act or quality of something being immoral and unjust. In truth, evil is found in various forms such as natural, metaphysical, and moral evil. The most commonly referred evil has always been moral evil since it is the evil we human beings are instilled with and we unknowingly are the sources of the most prevalent evil within the world. (Insert in-text citation)
Materialism is the theory that proposes that all of reality is comprised of matter and its contrasting viewpoint is Idealism which proposes that all of reality exists without matter. Idealism works with the immaterial mind which ultimately creates our reality. This relates to evil since at its very core, evil is an immaterial attribute that we associate with acts of cruelty. Evil itself is forged in the minds of people based on their experiences of the past and so it has a plethora of interpretations since everyone perceives different views of evil when others do not. This plethora of interpretations is best exemplified by how the 9/11 suicide bombers did not view their actions as evil and believed it to be the will of God whereas most of society believed otherwise. Clearly, evil is not something that can be physically touched but rather experienced in person from a visual perspective. Evil is instilled within us humans and so we are the sources of evil and that we display it with our actions when they defy righteous ones and inflict harm and pain on others. Evil is known by people to exist since it has always been illustrated with acts of cruelty and since the dawn of time has existed because it is needed to distinguish evil and righteousness.
In my opinion, evil is not something that is an action...

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...llowing bad choices we allow ourselves to be corrupted by immoral beliefs and acts that stray us away from God.
In conclusion, the Khaled Abou El-Fadl’s seem to coincide with my perception of evil and Anne Conway’s view of God since he implies that evil is a result of our lack of willpower that allows our goodness to be corrupted.

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