One is the wickedness of humans, and all the terrible things that arise from that source. Oxford University Press, p. Friedrich Nietzschein a rejection of the Judeo-Christian morality, addresses this in two works Beyond Good and Evil and On the Genealogy of Morals where he essentially says that the natural, functional non-good has been socially transformed into the religious concept of evil by the slave mentality of the weak and oppressed masses who resent their masters the strong. Emil Fackenheim is considered by some to be the foremost theologian of the Holocaust. Walkers Between the Worlds: Guest Sign in Help. Is he able, but not willing?
In contrast, however, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil represents a mixed way of thinking and acting—a combination of some good and some evil—the cumulative effect of which leads to death.
Sources of Evil
But, if you think about it, this very fact presupposes something even more profound. God has created all this for a supreme purpose. The Christian Bible exercises "the dominant influence upon ideas about God and evil in the Western world. By evil, on the contrary, I understand that which we certainly know hinders us from possessing anything that is good. One school of thought that holds that no person is evil and that only acts may be properly considered evil. It is a reflection of His character, in which there is no place for evil—only truth, good and love. Academic Renewal Press,