Where Does Evil Come From?

In my article today I examine the darkness of evil as illustrated by the Nazis. I hope you will read it and share it with others. The tagline for my Facebook post is, “Evil enters our hearts when we leave the door open.”

We see the evil in our world and we have to wonder where all of it comes from. No one is born evil (Ezekiel 18), so it comes from somewhere.

I like the line from the Woody Allen film, “Hannah and her Sisters.” Max von Sydow plays a professor who was discussing a show where historians wondered why the Holocaust happened.

Sydow’s character said, “The reason they can’t find the answer is because they are asking the wrong question. The question is not how did it happen but why doesn’t it happen more often?”

We focus on the Jewish Holocaust as if it is the only one in history. However, genocide has existed since time began in one form of another. Ask the Serbs.

Evil has an origin and it enters the hearts of men if we allow it. Read the chilling illustration I use today and you won’t likely forget it any time soon.

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