What do you believe is the root of evil? What influences people to do evil?
We have free will; we choose what we do with it. But where do the thoughts come from. Are we influenced by unseen external forces? Are some people born evil? Are we a product of nature or nurture and ultimately our environment?. Do we actively, consciously make the decision to be evil or do evil things?
Is the Devil real or just a convenient excuse? Is it just simpler to create a persona that encapsulates what we believe evil to be? or is evil all around us, A negative energy that is all around us and which seeks to corrupt us?