Lula, evil as used here is anything that opposes Catholic dogma, now or anytime in the past … wouldn’t you agree?
All you had to do is agree?
And I did, but expanded that explaining evil is opposition to God first and foremost. The Church's dogma only teaches what Christ taught. She condemns as evil what He did...no more no less.
Religion teaches God's love and kindness and acceptance of others. Catholic dogma as best I can figure out just teaches hate ... as in how to hate everyone else.
Now it's time to put up. Cite or quote actual Catholic doctrine or dogma that reveals the Church teaches hate. That should keep you busy for a long time because you'll find none. The one who is inclined to oppose the Church must do so on principle, and cannot logically rail at her for forming her doctrines or dogmas according to the principles Christ gave her.
Perhaps we should first define evil and by evil, I mean in the moral sense.
When I speak of moral evil, I mean sin. Man has free will to choose evil or not....that is to sin or not. Sin is the reason of moral evil in the world and man's free will to sin or not is the proximate reason.
Why would I choose to do ‘evil’ things … just because I do not believe in God … are you actually that crazy??? Do you know what the Earthly penalties are for doing ‘evil’ things … you have to be joking???
Atheism, in and of itself, is evil (meaning sin). And no one is forcing belief in Atheism. Atheism is one's free choosing. so in this sense, one chooses to do evil. Atheism is a grave sin against the First Commandment of Almighty God.
Atheism is serving someone or something else other than the One True God as god. It could be self, man, power, money, science...etc.
What in the world is evil about atheism other than our disagreement on the status of your God?
The First Commandment summons man to believe in God, to hope in Him, and to love Him above all else.
Atheism rejects or denies the existence of God, and therefore is a sin against the First Commandment.
In my discussions with Atheists, there are some who know exactly when, how, and why they don't believe God exists and there are others whose fear that there might be a God is perhaps unconscious.
I've said before that our inner voice of conscience approves the right and condemns the wrong. So, within ourselves there is a recognition of a God to whom we are responsible Who will regard the good we do and punish the evil.
Ps. 13:1, "Only the fool says in his heart, there is no God."
Atheists obstinately insist in denying the existence of God in spite of external and internal testimony. Of them Our Lord said,
".....because seeing they do not see and hearing they do not hear, neither do they understand. ... For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have been hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; Lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their mind, and be converted, and I should heal them." St.Matt. 13:13-15.
Are Atheists morally evil? Of course, it's plain to see Atheism cannot exist without sin. If Atheists do not deny God in order to be free of moral restraints, they are at least guilty of neglect to examine the question as they should.
That God exists is certain for everyone with a right conscience.
And since I do not know who I could offend, I do not believe in sin … so evil will have to do it for me.
Moral evil is sin...and sin is something you don't believe in...so, that's a whole new discussion.
No way ... now how am I going to discuss this junk with you ... it is absolutely ridiculous. I couldn’t care less what you call my indiscretions (sins). If you cannot equate my evil with your sin … well I won’t be in that discussion is all, hahaha. I am tired of talking about stupid things like this … this … camouflage!
Sin is a part of life and has been with us since Adam and Eve and will be with us until Christ comes again at the end of the world.
Sin is nothing new, but the way we handle it is. For example, committing fornication becomes "premarital relations", taking birth control becomes 'family planning", abortion is "disposing of a blob of tissue". King David called a spade a spade. He said, I have sinned and done what is evil in your sight."
The modern world is divided into 2 groups, one large; one small. The small group commits itself to obedience to God's commandments. Yet, in weakness, they sin and need God's mercy and forgiveness.
The large group of worldlings have broken away from obedience to God and His commands and makes itself equal to God by making its own commands and rules for itself claiming that sin does not exist. They set themselves up as final arbiters of what is good, just and natural. The large group of worldlings are dedicated to a no fault moral code, and refuse to admit the reality of sin and the personal responsibility that accompanies it.