is there evil

Is there evil in the universe?
There are evil acts, and evil persons, but is there evil?

Evil acts are acts so heinous, so morally offensive, they go beyond the acceptable, understandable and explainable.

To bring "evil" as a thing, into a situation, as to a mass shooting, adds a needless dimension and mock-explanation to the problem. And since, by tradition and associations, evil is something we cannot to anything about (because Eve), and about which we cannot do anything.

Evil associates us into a theological world of powers and entities sitting outside this world, of which we can at beat appease,or beg for succor.

Bad things happen. Duh.

No.But then the question becomes why do we accept such a usage so easily?

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