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Debate Score:22
Arguments:17
Total Votes:22
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Can animals be evil?

yes

Side Score: 7
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no

Side Score: 15

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Demon Cat
Side: yes

i have seen that before i love that cat but it is probably just scared or has rabies

Side: yes
LittleMisfit(1747) Clarified
1 point

Maybe it's Prodigee's cat. That would explain why it's so crazy.

Side: yes

im not sure there is a such thing as evil BUT if there is and people can be evil then i dont see why animals cant

Side: yes
1 point

Hard to say but I'd say no because they would only attack you intentionally if you threatened them or their young first. So no I don't think animals can be evil towards you unless you seem threatening to them first.

Side: no

can they be crazy? could they have psychological problems that causes them to do evil things?

Side: no
1 point

I suppose they could be crazy I was watching the dog whisperer on TV and the case was that the dog had ADHD and was to excitable and would hurt their children they put him on pills but even so If your crazy you still have no control over your actions and so it wouldn't be intentional.

Side: no
1 point

I don't think animals can be evil... If an animal seems evil, I just think that it's been treated poorly and that's just how it learned to defend itself..

Side: no
1 point

You think people are the same way? I do.

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Side: no
1 point

Yes.. Unfortunately. It's a sad sad world we live in..

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Side: no

No i dont really think so. Naturally they just want to survive. So by any means possible they will acheive that. Natural selection doesn't affect all or if not all most animals. They don't really do evil. They probrably have no idea what "evil" even is.

Side: no

Not only do i think animals can't be evil, I think the term evil is subjective.

First, animals don't have thoughts like we do. Evil, if it exists, lies in the thoughts to cause pointless destruction or beat out opponents, not for personal gain, but just to see the opponents fail. Animals are only out for personal preference, including the preference of their species over other species, and their specific relations over other in the same species.

Second, evil is a term we apply to things opposite our own intentions. Christians say Satan is evil, because he corrupts humans souls so that they can be tortured in hell or whatever. Where as Satanist say Satan saved us from being cast out by the truly evil, God and his followers.

Side: no
1 point

I don't think so. I understand evil as acting to intentionally harm another being where the main purpose is causing harm. Animals can be dangerous such as when they are hunting, sick, or protecting their offspring, but I don't think they ever intend harm so I don't think of them as evil.

Side: no
1 point

Animals are instinctive. They just aren't intelligent enough to know what good and evil is.

Side: no