People are inherently good or evil?
This was a great religious controversy around the time of the Reformation... and because everyone couldn't agree on the answer, it still rages today. The question necessitates that it's asking about "the 'natural' man's relationship with God"... the way a man is when born, totally subject to the five senses - and not a "converted" man whose mind (spirit) is being "called" by God and opened to the divinely revealed Word of God. The "natural" man is "carnal minded"... which is different from being "spirit" minded, or having a spiritual consciousness or spiritual awareness. Man is more attuned to his five physical senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing). These physical senses provide the "physical data" to the brain for processing before it's categorized or acted upon, or whatever is required before it's stored away in mental files and folders called : our memory. These memories never leave us... although, if some of them aren't accessed often, we can have a time "recalling" them. However it is that our brain works... these bytes of physical data all add up to program whatever personality we develop into. Everyone's life's programming is uniquely theirs. They "play back" the same way every time, unless changes are made to the programming and the personality is modified. That little analogy was a computerized attempt to explain how the "natural" man works. Of the natural carnal minded man, God's Word says" "...the CARNAL MIND is ENMITY (hostile) against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." (Rom.8:7) Therefore, in accordance with God's Word, I contend that man is naturally evil... simply because he is inherently "selfish;" naturally rebellious against God's law, which is what sin is (I John 3:4). God is "love"... and love is outgoing. Selfishness is "self-love" (love aimed inwardly toward the self). That's why we naturally care for "ol' number one" and have to work pretty hard at times to care about anyone else. It's I, me, my and mine, normally with most folks. But, love needs to "flow" like a river current for it's power to work and strengthen. Love aimed inwardly stagnates and dies out. True love is giving, not taking. And the natural man "takes." So, until God changes us (I Cor.15:51)... I maintain the answer to the question: "Man is inherently evil, but likes to think he's good."
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Not all people are evil. However, a good bit of people are misunderstood and/or mistreated, and a lot of times that results in one becoming "evil". There are also a lot of selfish people that don't care about anyone except themselves, therefore being evil by not considering anyone else and hurting m…any others. But not all people are evil. It may seem sometimes by watching the news and reading news articles and with all the shootings and other awful things that happen one may assume that the world is evil as are the people living in the world. However that is not true. While there are many evil people there are many good people too. ( Full Answer )
Philosophically, "good" is that which does some benefit or derives from a positive moral action. The converse "evil" is something intrinsically harmful or malevolent in some way. In human experience, the terms are applied subjectively and depends on who is helped and who is harmed.
Ask your Parents . Answer . Here's an answer from the Bible for you:. Romans 3:5-8 says: But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man). God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?. For if t…he truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?. And not rather , (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. ( Full Answer )
Another answer from our community: I don't know that most people lead a 'relatively' good life and onecannot lead a 'relatively' good life anyway - either you follow Godor you don't and Jesus explained this very clearly. The answer toyour question is in your question. You ask, "If people areinhere…ntly sinful why do most people lead relatively goodlives?" You're right, according to the standards of many mostpeople do live relatively good lives and that's the problem.According to the Christian faith God created people at first tolive perfect lives not relatively good lives. Christiansbelieve that humans turned away from God and fell away from thatperfection. Because of that people are now born inherently sinfuland imperfect. So there is a difference of standards in play here.You may think people live good lives but that is because you aremeasuring them against the standard of other imperfect people.According to Christianity we're not measured by other people, we'remeasured by perfection. So even though you may think people livegood lives according to God's standard they don't. And I think ifwe use our imaginations we can see the credibility in this. Imaginea world we're everybody loved everyone else more than they lovethemselves. Wouldn't that be a wonderful world? In this world, onthe other hand, most people (even the ones who are relatively good)naturally think of their own desires before the desires of others.The reason for this is that in this world people are borninherently sinful (aka inherently selfish). Christians believe thatGod saved us from this situation by sending Christ to die for oursins on the Cross. now because of what Christ did (the ultimateexample of selflessness) we can follow Him (with the help of theHoly Spirit) and slowly become people fit for a perfect world (theworld to come aka heaven). This is done through a process by whichGod helps us love others more than ourselves just like Jesus didwhen He went to the Cross. This is not to say that Christians thinkthey are perfect. Most Christians are far from it. They are justsinful people going through a process of transformation. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Some people have a lot of terrible things happen in their life without a break and it can often make that person jaded. Also certain diseases (not yet diagnosed) or certain medications given by their doctor can have a side effect of mood changes. Of course alcohol and street drug abuse c…an also turn a generally good person into becoming, let say 'a less desirable person to be around.) ( Full Answer )
\nNO. PEOPLE CAN CHOOSE TO BE EVIL OR CREATE EVIL. NO ONE IS BORN WITH ANY TYPE OF RAGE!
watch and learn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v l6eANawhy2Y be open minded until you finish watching and do research.
Generally speaking, revolutionaries were largely atheistic. As such, they would be skeptical of a spiritual generalization. . My best guess is that a given revolutionary would be pragmatic; if a given person was helpful to 'the revolution', he wouldn't trouble himself overmuch about motivation. . … I'd guess any given revolutionary was largely indifferent to 'spiritual' values. ( Full Answer )
Well... of course you know how the story goes. Adam and Eve ate the apple and disobeyed Jehovah, God. Therefor the apple was from the tree of knowledge of good and bad and when they ate it they knew what was good and bad. But God told them not to eat from for not to even touch for if they do they wi…ll die. SO when they were sinned and they had children, yes, we all have inherrited sin. But when Jesus had died for our sins, he gave us the chance to be able to live on a paradise earth to time indefinite. So in the bible it speaks of a time when sickness, and even death will be no more. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." - Revelation 21:4 Hint: God created man with both good and evil inside him, it's his role then to let one side overcome the other, 7. And a soul and Him Who perfected it 8. And inspired it (with conscience of) what is wrong for it and (what is) right for it. 9. He is indeed successful who causeth it to grow, 10. And he is indeed a failure who stunteth it. [Meanings of the Glorious Quran, by Marmaduke Pickthall] ( Full Answer )
revolutionaries viewed man as somewere in between thay belived there was good and evil people not just all one type
Confucianism as interpreted by Mencius posits that humans areinherently good. He believed all humans have the ability todistinguish right from wrong and even if a child has not beentaught which acts are acceptable and not bad, they have the abilityto feel shame.
Opinion: Basically, people are whoever they choose to be whether it is more evil than good or more good than evil. What people, normally, are not is one hundred percent of either side.
What the Bible says:- . Psalms 34:13,14 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 14. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. . Romans 2:7--11 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8. But u…nto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9. Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10. But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11. For there is no respect of persons with God. . Psalms 119:115,116. Depart from me, ye evildoers : for I will keep the commandments of my God. 116. Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. . Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; . Mat 19:16-17 KJV And, behold, one came and said unto him [ie Christ] , Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? [v. 17] And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good ? there is none good but one, that is, God : but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Rom 7:15-20 CEV In fact, I don't understand why I act the way I do. I don't do what I know is right. I do the things I hate. [v.16] Although I don't do what I know is right, I agree that the Law is good. [v. 17] So I am not the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them. [v. 18] I know that my selfish desires won't let me do anything that is good. Even when I want to do right, I cannot. [v. 19] Instead of doing what I know is right, I do wrong. [v. 20] And so, if I don't do what I know is right, I am no longer the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them. Rom 7:18-19 KJV For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. [v. 19] For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Mar 7:20-23 KJV And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. [v. 21] For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, [v. 22] Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: [v. 23] All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. Rom 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Mat 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: Rom 9:11 ( For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) . Man is born inherently evil with a sin nature - man sins naturally, but this can be overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit after being born again. . ( Full Answer )
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Good and evil are perceptions based on personal views. What is good to a pro-choice activist is evil to a pro-life activist, and vice versa. People are influenced by their surroundings; family, friends, school, books, etc. You have to go through your own experiences to choose what you want to believ…e. If you were a war veteran and saw people getting killed and horrible things, then you would probably go through life as an anti-war activist, like Kurt Vonnegut. If you never have held a gun in your life and never fought in a war, but heard stories about how war is full of glory and excitement, you'd probably love the idea of it. ( Full Answer )
The inherent evil in all mankind is the main theme of the novel, along with how quickly we revert to savagery when we are removed from civilization.
Demons are evil and angels good but there are some of them who are opposite because good and evil are defined as the majority of how people feel. so could this mean that deitis only exist. not serve?
People feel how they feel. So its only appropriate that the majority decides in law. So if there were more of one group then that group would have to be the mostlogically reasonable thing that it would be in charge. Most foundations of all categories are misunderstood as they are unknown. Other wise… most things would be unchanged and most things would never have existed in the first place, as well as things that we see now. So in truth religions communities countries and everything else wouldn't have ever been thought of. So if Deities did exist their nature would over time change to how people see them today. I'm not saying that they really are but most humans tend to believe in many things. So naturally what they believe tends to gain strentgh from things like that so in truth the mind is much more powerful than anyone can say other wise they wouldn't be thought of in the first place. This does not necessarily mean that if you don't believe things like that won't be able to hurt you, no, the beliefs go for overall beliefs of all people not just you. So in truth it's like I'm saying whatever thing you believe in will come to fruition over periods of time in belief. ( Full Answer )
Evil, bad, and good are all subjective characterizations. A more accurate way of describing people are in terms of: - empathetic/non-empathetic or compassionate/uncompassionate - ethical/unethical - altruistic/selfish When someone commits a hurtful act against another person, they areacting without… empathy or compassion. They are acting for their ownemotional satisfaction (be it for impulsivity, compulsion, rage,etc.) and are acting against another person. This often characterizes someone who is "evil", insomuch as theyare lacking empathy, acting unethically, and are being selfish intheir actions. To classify ALL people as "good" or "evil" is a gross stereotype. Most people have the capacity for acting in ways that are both goodor evil. It often depends upon their psychological profile as towhether they inhibit selfish acts or are prone to actingimpulsively. There are some people on the spectrum that are more likely to actaltruistically (self-sacrificing) and others who are more likely toact selfishly. Human beings are all capable of either. ( Full Answer )
The Filipino words which came from Chinese are achi, ate ko, kuya, tau, kua, tokwa, biko, bikohi, kau, hikaw, bakya
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No. I think they believe the opposite, that man is inherently bad, but Jesus makes him good.
They think they are in their current position due to their past life because of the belief on karma. Answer#2 Buddhism is a way of life, not really a religion of commandments and obedience. The Buddha taught us to live in accord with Nature and the Law of Cause and Effect is one of the few Laws of …Nature which affect every single being irrespective of creed, colour, religion, pauper or king - You Reap What You Sow. All being in the whole universe is re-born again and again to learn the lessons of life, to perfect all virtues. If you have done a lot of good deeds (you sow) in your past live/lives you are born in a rich envirolment (you reap); you are born as a prince or a rich person or in a trouble free country but if you have sow a lot of bad deeds you deserve (you reap) to be born into a war-torn country or a country with floods, earth-quake or as a poor and miserable person with animal-like parent in a gutter envirolment. ( Full Answer )
Well it's depend on the person thinking God made every one equal. Men's, and, Women's are equal. If the person think bad than he/she is evil and if the person thinks good then he/she is not evil. For example: The people who kill other innocent people without any reason just for enjoyment are evil an…d people who always think good about others not just for there own self are good! ( Full Answer )
How do you say There is a lot of good people who are suffering because of evil people like me in french?
"Il y a beaucoup de gens bien qui souffrent Ã cause de mauvaises personnes comme moi"
Because we all are fallen, and so every part of us is affected (to varying degrees) by sin, we all are inclined to do evil. Some of us (those called "good people" in the quote you referenced), through education, contemplation, experience, and so on, are more inclined than others to fight against evi…l. If those who are inclined to fight against evil don't, those who are not so inclined will continue to follow their nature, and evil will ensue. Just a few harsh words from Neville Chamberlain would have stopped Hitler before he got started. If the French had defended Poland, Hitler would have been a minor footnote in history. They didn't, and Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Japan visited incredible torment on the whole world. Just a little push-back during the cultural revolution in China, and China would not have been Communist, millions of people wouldn't have been killed and imprisoned, and millions of babies wouldn't have been assassinated. ( Full Answer )
All the people in Spain do not believe the same thing about anything. In this respect, they are the same as people in any other country. The people of Spain, like people everywhere else, have all sorts of different religious and spiritual beliefs.
Short answer:-Yes, otherwise there would be no reason for Jesus Christ to be our Redeemer.
if there was only good there wouldn't be a balance. so there has to be evil where there is good.
Because good people have limits to what they can do(as in to not hurt others) while evil people have no restraints on what they can and cannot do, allowing them much more freedom to get what they want, and thus hurt others (as in good people).
Hades was feared by the Greeks. They all new that one day he would be in charge of either their punishment or reward. Although the most unlike god Hades wasn't seen as evil he was seen as a just judge giving people only what they deserve. He also was seen in some cases being a benevolent being as th…e god of wealth. ( Full Answer )
A: Many ethical thinkers say that if a person does an evil thing in order to prevent a greater evil, then the person has not really done an evil thing. On that basis, we can say that truly good people do not intentionally do evil things. There are people who are thought of as good people, religiou…s leaders and the like, who have done evil things. These are not good people, but merely people with good reputations. Of course, many of the early popes and bishops kept people as slaves, which we today would call an evil thing, but by the standards of the time was not evil. In the Bible, in Acts chapter 5, we find the apostle Peter killing Ananius and Sapphira merely for having sold their own property and keeping part of the proceeds instead of giving all their money to the church. Whether or not Ananius and Sapphira had previously promised otherwise, these were truly evil acts if they really occurred. ( Full Answer )
The main problems with forming opinions on 'whether there are good and evil people' are: . Defining good and evil. . Deciding (or reaching some sort of agreement/consensus on) who decides what is good and evil. . Determining if the concepts of good and/or evil (morality) are innate in all peopl…e, or only some. . If morality is innate, why do people have vastly different and conflicting ideas of what is good and what is evil? . Determining if the 'god' concept plays a major or minor role in creating or modifying personal morality. . Is morality simply a personal matter, or is it more likely to be the consequence/product of environment/culture/society? . Can the terms 'good' and 'bad' be simply summarised by saying that good is something which, when practiced, benefits society, and that 'evil' is something which is harmful and detrimental to society? . If the moral concepts of good and evil can be established, then, if 'good' is done, or if 'evil' is done, does this determine that the person is either good or evil, or is it just their actions that we are able to judge. Putting these challenges to one side, history and current debates reveal that the issues of good and evil are far from clear. Or, if they are clear, why doesn't everyone agree on the matter! Some views: . All people are good, except that some 'good' people do evil things sometimes. . God is good, and therefore all people are good because humankind was created by god in his own image. . There are no absolutes such as 'good' or 'evil'. Such concepts are entirely the product of human reasoning, and, furthermore, given the record of the horrendous deeds committed by humans at all levels of society down through the ages, it is evident that morality is not a quality that all humans possess. As there does not seem to be any agreement on what is good or evil, it is not possible to apply the labels 'good' or 'bad/evil' to any person or people. . What we do is all pre-determined. We are programmed to think, feel and behave the way we do. This being so, personal considerations of good or evil are irrelevant as we are all part of some universal plan where someone else is pulling the strings and making the moves. As puppets or pawns, we have no choice, and there is no need of choice, given that everything is following the prescribed pattern, for what purpose and to what end, no-one seems to know, but we don't need to know because what will be will be, and our viewpoints and opinions are nothing and without value, given that what we say or do can have no effect on matters, which are either working through some complex pattern, or, although matters are pre-determined, life has no purpose whatsoever. . We have choice (free-will) and each of us can decide, in large measure, what we do and how we do it, and that our decisions will have a direct bearing on our future, in the long term if not in the short term, and that if we do good our future good prospects are assured, and if we do evil, our demise is similarly assured. . Nothing is, in itself, either good or bad, but thinking about it makes it so, i.e. reasoning creates the labels 'good' or 'bad'. Therefore people cannot be good or bad, by nature nor for any other reason, but thinking about the issues leads us to make moral judgments and come to 'ethical' conclusions, which may not have any sound basis on, or connection with, the facts of life. . God is good and all goodness comes from him. The devil is evil and all evil comes from him. 'Good' people allow themselves to be influenced by god. Bad people do not, and consequently, have allowed themselves to be influenced by the devil. . We are simply animals but with arrogant pretensions that we are different and better than 'animals'. As animals our behaviour is driven by instinct and the need to survive. We will do anything, absolutely anything, to survive, even if this means doing so-called 'evil' things to fellow humans. . Within us lurks the conflicting forces of good and evil. We need to channel those forces and lead a balanced life, adopting our own morality (ethical code, principles etc) to do so. . God decides what is good and evil. People are therefore influenced by their respective gods and cannot be held responsible for their 'apparently evil' actions if they are done in the name of the god they worship. . Good means doing evil sometimes, for the greater good. . No-one is evil. A person who does evil things is probably the victim of circumstances. Given the right circumstances, guidance and support they can make attitude and behavioral changes and become truly 'good' people. . God decides who is good and who is evil. Humans have neither the ability nor the authority to judge others. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE TO EDITORS This list is not, and cannot be, exhaustive. If anyone wishes to add something new and helpful, the resulting 'answer' will probably look better if your further consideration(s) are simply appended to the present lists, thus retaining the answer as a single composite product of our collaborative efforts and editorship. ( Full Answer )
Depends on the way a person acts. One's thoughts and actions make the person good or makes the person evil.
It is good for one to take pride in his/her country but nationalism is bad in the fact that it can lead to world wars and authoritarian government.
Another answer from our community: Human nature is inherently evil and self-deceiving... and likes toTHINK it's good.
Artemis is not evil or good; she protects a mother giving birth, and girl children - yet at the same time, can kill the girl children if there is need for it; she goddess that represents a force of nature.
I personally agree. However, we evn have agnostic and atheist members here who are people of good will and high morals.
Not any more than any other race. The question would imply that there is some difference between them and others resulting in a greater frequency of evil deeds when the only difference is amount of melanin in their skin which would not effect behavior.
That would depend on the revolutionary, as a broad question like that cannot possibly have an accurate answer. Honestly, you may as well ask "Do revolutionaries consider cheesecake as delicious, disgusting, or in between?". I'm quite seriously not trying to make fun of you, just trying to show you… that every human being is going to be different, and their political views don't necessarily correspond to their overall world view. ( Full Answer )
The good book is nice, kind, and loving. The bad book is mean, malicious, and cruel.
What do you mean by illusory matter was evil while the spirit was inherently good which divorced personal accountability?
This whole statement is a lie and illusory according to the Bible, because personal accountability is never divorced, according to Romans 3.10 to 19: especially v. 19.
both mostly because she was sooo hot that others wanted to fight over her but she did bring them love and desire so both
\n Athena brings good to ancient Greece because, she is the goddess of wisdom and that's a good thing. Also she is the goddess of crafts so the people of Athens (her city) are naturally good at crafting which is also a good thing. Last, she provides them with the olive tree, which gives people f…ood, and oil. ( Full Answer )
they are evil people because they have been making people risk their lives and have been going to jail because the people coming from overseas but they have to have the permission to come to Australia.
No, its the experience that makes a man. For instance do you know you made a mistake before , or after .
Simply because it is more beneficial for themselves. People don't care much about being 'good' because by design a person is selfish. You must remember that a human is still an animal, and animals like to take the shortest, easiest, and best route to being successful. That means usually being evil. …Of course, most people have ethics that stop them from turning completely evil from their point of view. Then there is of course the question of what *is* 'good' and 'evil', but all I am going to say about that is that it differs for every person on earth, and there is nothing that is universally viewed as 'good'. ( Full Answer )
Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are… warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. Generally the Irish are warm and open in the culture and glad to show it to others, so that people can find out more about both the well known aspects of Irish culture and the less well known things. Irish culture has flourished around the world, partly due to it being open. ( Full Answer )
Total depravity is a doctrine based on original sin. Itclaims that every person born into the world is unable to refrainfrom evil. It is advocated by many Protestant schools, includingLutheranism, Arminianism, and Calvinism.
Actually neither. Good and evil aee subjective terms, dependentupon the perceiver. Human behavior is naturally inquisitive andegocentric. How that is viewed by others is judged good or evil.There are many philosophers on both sides of this question -suggest reading the Lockean v Hobbsian Consensus. … Another answer: Human nature is "selfish and rebellious to authority." Therefore,it's naturally drawn to "evil and sin." It's easily deceived...either by the god of this world, or even self-deception. "...the carnal mind [the natural mind of man] is enmity [hostile]to God: for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed canbe." (Rom.8:7 KJV ) So, the answer is: human nature is inherently EVIL... but likes toTHINK its good. Additional Answer: From the biblical account of creation the first human beingsoriginally displayed no evil thoughts or actions. Adam & Evelived in harmony with their Creator and with each other. As Godsaw, all was 'good.' . We are also told in the Bible that human beings were made in theimage and likeness of God. This is why we have the ability to love,to reason and to feel and express complex emotions. . Along with reasoning, God gave each of us the capacity to lookat facts and come to conclusions - hence the power to choose. Wemake hundreds of reasoned choices each day from what to wear anddecide what we'll have for lunch. We determine what in our livesgets priority. We also choose which thoughts we'll consider andwhich ones we'll discard - how we'll deal with our emotions andwhat actions we'll take in treating others. . It is in this way that we human beings have the capacity tochoose between good and evil. We can choose to control our anger orwe can choose to burn down our neighbor's house in revenge. Theissue of choice is a complex human activity, but freedom of choiceexplains why human beings can be both good andevil . Although unpopular today, the being Satan (who rejected God andbecame the opposite of Him) enters the Garden and tempts Eve withthe forbidden fruit (see Gensis 3:6). She did eat and then offeredit to Adam who deliberately disobeyed God by also eatingof it andthey both,immediately started to experience the world on Satan'slevel (opposite of God: hate, angry, selfish, cruel, inwardlypleasing, etc). So it began... Their human nature became a mixture of good andevil . The evil in them, and in all of us, is areflection of the devil's evil nature and is the opposite of whatGod intended for us. ( Full Answer )
Yes, humanity is good and deserves best as do the other species,although some are more favored than others.