Toward the Light : Prose-Poems, Reflections on Evil, and Short Essays
Evil is an experience that haunts the human condition as a dark shadow, casting its negativity and destructiveness on thought and action in both subtle and grimly conspicuous ways. The thinking person naturally wonders what evil is, what are its forms, why it exists and how it might be repelled or eliminated, although as yet there are no fully adequate concepts to fathom its complex nature. The term "evil" generally denotes that part of human nature which is inclined to abuse other sentient beings, that is, to maim or destroy them whether physically or emotionally. Evil is a force which deforms, ruins and violates the potental of life for growth and well-being, and the evil-doer may experience an elevated sense of pleasure when manipulating, dominating or harming the wek and vulnerable. Indeed, if evil is life-negating, wreaking havoc according to necessities that reason may find difficult to penetrate,then it is an omnbipresent power that wrecks harmony and tarnishes beauty with its dark touch of discord.
- Book | 255 pages
- 127 x 207.3 x 20.8mm | 371.95g
- 01 Jan 2003
- Regent Press
- Berkeley, CA, United States