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A Theory Of Evil Human evil is it a subject we can ever truly understand This is one of the questions that the author of People of The Lie M Scott Peck MD tries to answer I do not ever recall reading a book outside of the Bible or the Holy Quran that discussed the subject of evil It is a topic that I find quite intriguing and the fact that it was not written entirely on a spiritual level made it all the more interesting I felt it would shed a little scientific light on a otherwise spiritual matter The reason for that is I have not fully associated myself with a specific religion because there are certain things that I do not understand about them I do however feel that I have a strong sense of spirituality so anything that deals with the human spirit is important to me This book gave me a chance to take a look at what is evil without having to deal with the religious terminology that often times confuses me Dr Peck introduces this book as an insightful yet painful look into the reality of evil He takes a look at it from both a scientific and religious point of view Dr Peck explains that as with all subject matter you can get the best results when you examine them through different views He discusses the subject matter through the use of different cases in which he found the person or persons evil or on the verge of becoming evil He also explains the concept of evil and how it affects us in everyday living Peck most importantly points out that this book is for healing purposes He still warns his readers that what they are about to read can be harmful if the information is used improperly as can any given knowledge I think that the extent of these warnings are a bit
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