Intrinsic Evil: Know It, Fight It, Defeat It
- When a person expresses racial slurs, aimed at demeaning or dehumanizing another human being/race, nothing good comes from that. The racist shows his/her vulnerabilities and insecurities. The recipient of the racial slurs is humiliated. Therefore, racism is intrinsically evil.
- If one individual hates another, wishing ill will on that person, nothing good comes from that. In fact, it only eats away at the goodness of the hater. Also, there is a loss of opportunity for engaging in a loving relationship between both parties. Therefore, hatred is intrinsically evil.
- Then, we need to consider those who tell habitual lies – lies that can be easily verified as lies. Nothing good comes from that. We eventually lose trust and credibility in the liar, who is doing nothing more than expressing a lack of integrity. Therefore, lying is intrinsically evil.