Will cain says the people responsible for horrific events don't define the rest of us. Bahá'í faith the bahá'í faith asserts that evil is non-existent and that it is a concept reflecting lack of good, just as cold is the state of no heat, darkness is the state of no light, forgetfulness the lacking of memory, ignorance the lacking of knowledge all of these are states of lacking and have no real existence thus, evil does not exist and is relative to man.
Is man inherently good or evil this is a question that many philosophers, psychologists, and scientists have questioned for centuries we have learned from webster that good is morally excellent, virtuous, and pious he also states that evil is the total opposite.
Behind the man is the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is behind the woman the serpent is twining round it a e waite life , good , knowledge , tree , man , woman. In religion, ethics, philosophy, and psychology good and evil is a very common dichotomyin cultures with manichaean and abrahamic religious influence, evil is usually perceived as the dualistic antagonistic opposite of good, in which good should prevail and evil should be defeated in cultures with buddhist spiritual influence, both good and evil are perceived as part of an antagonistic. Man is naturally good: rousseau and romanticism -- consider relationship to genesis story of adam and eve and how knowledge is the source of sin and evil: opening of emile: god makes all things good man meddles with them and they become evil he forces one soil to yield the products of another, one tree to bear another's fruit.
Man also has an evil nature, and this leads him to do wrong the bible explains that this evil nature comes from satan’s corruption and is a result of the fall of man ( genesis 3:1-7 ) this nature is easily seen in a child’s behaviour. Therefore, if anyone says that simply to be a man is evil, or that to be a wicked man is good, he rightly falls under the prophetic judgment: woe to him who calls evil good and good evil for this amounts to finding fault with god's work, because man is an entity of god's creation. I believe man is no more good or evil than a dog or horse or tree is good or evil man is a creature of this earth, blessed with astonishing faculties that allow him to choose to behave well or badly.
Many medieval christian theologians both broadened and narrowed the basic concept of good and evil until it came to have several, sometimes for they are existing beings yes, a scorpion is evil in relation to man a serpent is evil in relation to man but in relation to themselves they are not evil, for their poison is their weapon, and by. Man in itself is born neither good nor evil, nurture and circumstance is what drives someone to swing either way sure, some of it may be down to your dna, some people may be more likely to become evil than good, but in honesty, it's mainly down to the live that person has lived.
This is why man goes out of his way to help people in need with good works and charitable contributions man also has an evil nature, and this leads him to do wrong the bible explains that this evil nature comes from satan’s corruption and is a result of the fall of man ( genesis 3:1-7 . Evil does not mean one is out attempting to hurt others or cause harm to society but the nature of man is sin therefore we are evil unclean before god the father but the good news is that evil can be cleansed through our savior jesus christ and the great sacrifice that atoned for our sins to become one with god.
Man is innately good, but has the ability to be evil i believe that a majority of people do what they believe to be right whether they are correct or not is another matter.