What is wickedness?

  • (noun): Absence of moral or spiritual values.
    Synonyms: iniquity, darkness, dark
    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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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 ... 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 boys and women, and ...
Public Enemy (group) - Controversy
... that "Jews are responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world" (p ... 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 globe, which is impossible.. ...
S1W (group) - Controversy
... suggested that "Jews are responsible for the majority of the wickedness in the world" (p ... 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 ...
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") ... as fragile as that of a bird, but he would unleash wickedness on people with arrogance ...
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-pub ...

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Famous quotes containing the word wickedness:

    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)

    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)

    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)