What is wickedness?

  • (noun): The quality of being wicked.
    Synonyms: nefariousness, vileness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Wickedness

Wickedness, is generally considered a synonym for evil or sinfulness. Among theologians and philosophers, it has the more specific meaning of evil committed consciously and of free will.

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S1W (group) - Controversy
... According to Rap Attack 2, he suggested that "Jews are responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world" (p ... say the Jews are responsible for the majority of wickedness that went on around the globe I would have to know about the majority of wickedness that went on around the ...
List Of Therion Demo Albums - Beyond The Darkest Veils of Inner Wickedness (1989)
... Beyond the Darkest Veils of Inner Wickedness Demo album by Therion Released November 1989 Recorded 1989 Genre Death metal, death/doom Length 1757 Label Self-published Producer Therion ...
Ayyavazhi Mythology - Pre-incarnational Events - Kalineesan, Kali Yuga, and Kalimayai
... The sixth fragment of the primordial Kroni was Neesan, the epitome of wickedness ((Tamil neesa meaning "wickedness") ... predicted that he would have a life as fragile as that of a bird, but he would unleash wickedness on people with arrogance ...
The Age Of Reason - Structure and Major Arguments - Reason and Revelation - Paine's Analysis of The Bible
... The "history of wickedness" pervading the Old Testament convinced Paine that it was simply another set of human-authored myths ... of superstition," he wrote, "people in general know not how much wickedness there is in this pretended word of God." Citing Numbers 3113–47 as an example, in which Moses orders the slaughter of thousands of ...
Public Enemy (group) - Controversy
2, he suggested that "Jews are responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world" (p ... Griff criticized his 1989 statement "to say the Jews are responsible for the majority of wickedness that went on around the globe I would have to know about the majority of ...

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Famous quotes containing the word wickedness:

    If weakness may excuse,
    What murtherer, what traitor, parricide,
    Incestuous, sacrilegious, but may plead it?
    All wickedness is weakness: that plea therefore
    With God or man will gain thee no remission.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation.
    John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)

    Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.... The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from the sense of their inadequacy and impotence. They hate not wickedness but weakness. When it is in their power to do so, the weak destroy weakness wherever they see it.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)