What causes people to be evil? Is evil in our genes or is it learned. Why do some children become bad even though they were brought up in good homes? Could we blame the evil monsters in history on their environment?
Science will say that human beings are all made up of essentially the same composition of organic matter. Our DNA makeup is remarkably similar from one person to another compared to other species of animals. The only difference is what thoughts are in our minds. It is not the memories, synaptic connections, and gray or white matters that distinguish us from others; but it is the amount of evil thoughts of greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self love that we have in our minds today. This is essentially what makes each of us different from another. Even between family members, we all have differences in the amount of evil in our minds. Where do these evils come from, and what do they do?
Enter the soul (heart) in explaining what we cannot explain with science as of yet. The soul is a vehicle in which our evil thoughts are carried. The soul is a positive source of energy from God that collects the negative energy of these evil thoughts that are manufactured in our minds. The soul (heart) becomes our identity, which differentiates each individual from another. The soul also tries to purify itself from these evil dusts that surround it, trying to eliminate these negative energies blocking the pure soul. These evil dusts carry our fate, and materialize as suffering or inconveniences. We reap what we sow. From these sufferings, we can calm our minds of the evil in our minds, and not take action when these knots occur in our lives. When this happens, eventually these evil thoughts will not be manufactured in our minds. Our souls will eventually become pure again. For some people, this purity of the soul takes time because of the amount of dust on their soul. For others, they will continue to suffer because they cannot understand the heart (soul) in relationship to causality and reincarnation.
When does the soul enter the developing fetus and influence the developing mind? When does the negative dust surrounding the soul enter the mind of the child, restoring the mind to its previous stage and identity? When does the child lose his or her innocence? When does life start? These are all good questions that may bring upon answers to why people are evil.