Evil Is A Parasite
Evil is not positive. Evil is either an excess or a defect of what is good. Food is good. Too little of it is bad; too much of it is bad. Drink is good. Too little of it is bad; too much of it is bad. Sleep is good. However, when sleep interferes with duty, it is not good. Evil is very much like darkness. It is the absence of light. It has no purpose outside itself. Rather, it has no substance of its own. That is a better way to put it. All badness is spoiled goodness. A bad apple is a good apple that became rotten. Because evil has no capital of its own, it is a parasite that feeds on goodness. Living in this universe, with reason and will, we can see that this universe is a veil of soul-making. We were made to be good; we were made to attain the truth.