<blockquote><b>Quoting Lucid Dreamer:</b>" My personal opinion is the soul in its true nature and state cannot be evil because where it comes from ... [snip!] ... not really who we really are. I don't know if that makes sense but what is your opinion if you believe in the concept of soul?"</blockquote>
I believe that souls can be evil, yes. I get what youre saying and can relate in a lot of ways but there's so, so many folk-tales in generally every culture about evil spirits. Even discounting the mentally ill thought to be possessed, that's a huuuuuuuige coincidence.
I think evil comes in many forms and if there is a source of ultimate goodness then there's a source of the opposite.
No I don't think so, I agree with you... the physical influence.. the way we are wired and our perception and experience of the world dictates our actions wether good or bad. As a soul we are just pure energy. But I do believe there is a difference between spirits and souls. There are malicious spirits imo, souls trapped between the physical and outer realm for whatever reason trying to accomplish things here after death.
Quoting thisunrest:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lucid Dreamer:</b>" My personal opinion is the soul in its true ... [snip!] ... I think evil comes in many forms and if there is a source of ultimate goodness then there's a source of the opposite."
I believe what we call evil only pertains to this reality but I believe the physical universe was designed to have both positive and negative energy. This is what woulkd allow the soul to experience and grow. This whole earthly existence is just an illusion and the good and bad are also illusions. I believe despite what we experience or do here ultimately everything is perfect in the true reality