The word evil refers to the idea some people entertain that there is some extra-human type of force that guides humanity to act in a manner that harms other people. Strange as it may seem the closest man can get to being evil is to believe that there is an evil force. If one believes there is evil then a few things happen. One may informally observe that the people who fervently believe in evil are the same ones who override the natural voice one hears when listening to ones inner voice, since they believe in evil they can doubt their conscious and do horrible and seemingly inhuman thing to other people. The belief or ideology overrides the natural inclinations to get along with other people and be kind to them. The “do unto others” concept resonates so well because it is in accord with ones natural inclinations. However as a practical matter since the Christians and the Jews and many other religious freaks put an Ideology ahead of a inner knowledge of what one should do they essentially are the evil they profess to believe in and oppose. They do willful and terrible things to other people and believe that’s what some transcendent being who reasons are inscrutable wants them to do. They proceed to bring what is essentially the doing or harmful things to other people without feeling bad about it.
For example people believe in the ideology of democracy and therefore submit to the power of the state thinking this is the right thing to do. For example every American who dutifully pays their taxes is actually funding the murder of other people. They can’t bring themselves to override the ideology with their own sense of justice.
I hope god wipes them er us off the face of the earth.
Americans who fund and support torture
unwittingly are perhaps less to blame.