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Are Some Children Just Born Evil?


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#1 of 127 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted February 22 2006 - 08:22 AM

I mean evil to the core. Without the hope of rehabilitation. The kind of kids that not only you wouldn't want to have your kids or pets around, but you yourself would think twice about letting them out of your sight? What do you think?

Me, I've known of a couple of kids who tortured animals and did Satanic things with them. From what I know, they grew up to be adults who've spent time in prison. Then there's those two kids in England I think that took the toddler and killed him. Kind of like that movie The Good Son, with Macaulay Culkin.

#2 of 127 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted February 22 2006 - 08:31 AM

To answer your questions:

Yes

#3 of 127 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted February 22 2006 - 08:40 AM

Some children?
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Posted February 22 2006 - 08:41 AM

What Rich said. Some are not?
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#5 of 127 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted February 22 2006 - 08:50 AM

Yes....yes I do

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Posted February 22 2006 - 09:10 AM

Well, there's my sister, for starters...

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#7 of 127 OFFLINE   Scott L

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Posted February 22 2006 - 09:21 AM

Anyone remember this gem:

http://www.tampabays....?storyid=24334

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#8 of 127 OFFLINE   ChristopherDAC

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Posted February 22 2006 - 09:26 AM

Me. But I have philosophical objections to evil, so I don't practice anymore. Posted Image

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Posted February 22 2006 - 09:47 AM

"DR EVIL! I didn't spend 6 years in Evil medical school to be called Mr"

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Posted February 22 2006 - 09:57 AM

What do you think? Considering your sig, I figure you've given it at least some real thought.

I'm not entirely convinced, but at present I believe that they're not born evil- more like a blank slate. I think it mostly stems from poor parenting, but I do think that even parents who mean well can end up with heathen kids.

Of the kids I really know, one stands out as being monstrous, and it's clearly because of terrible parenting. We must invent Good Parenting Pills.

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Posted February 22 2006 - 11:02 AM

I vote yes

#12 of 127 OFFLINE   Bryan X

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Posted February 22 2006 - 11:40 AM

I've got to put the blame on the parents too. There may be a few born with chemical imbalances or whatnot, but the vast majority of 'evil' kids just have idiots for parents.

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Posted February 22 2006 - 01:55 PM

some have terrible parents, some have terrible genes, and it's pretty tough to know which is which until you spend a lot of time with the kid.

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Posted February 22 2006 - 03:03 PM

Christ says
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some have terrible parents, some have terrible genes,


Some really win the lottery and have both!

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I'm not entirely convinced, but at present I believe that they're not born evil- more like a blank slate.


I agree with this somewhat....but there are those children that you know they know right from wrong and they actually choose to "take the evil path".

Anybody ever chaperoned a field trip with their child's class somewhere? I had the "pleasure" of chaperoning a trip to the zoo adn I volunteered to take three children (who's parents I knew and are very well respected" plus my own child and one of the kids you could just tell the evil wheels were turning. I though to myself that the local law enforcement would surely be "meeting up" with this individual at some later date. Posted Image
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Posted February 22 2006 - 03:04 PM

I prescribe to the "tabula rosa" or blank slate theory, unless some sort of physiological condition is proven. Definitely the parents to blame....

But then again, I've raised an angel...... ok, maybe it was more my wife's doing, but I recall being present at some point Posted Image

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Posted February 22 2006 - 03:40 PM

Yes. You can usually tell by age 2.
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Posted February 23 2006 - 02:06 AM

Here is a clear cut case of BAD PARENTING!:

http://ebaumsworld.c.../racistkid.html
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#18 of 127 OFFLINE   D. Scott MacDonald

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Posted February 23 2006 - 05:36 AM

The two main factors are parenting and genetics. Of course, adults with bad genetics are statistically more likely to be bad parents, so many kids are getting a double whammy.

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I prescribe to the "tabula rosa" or blank slate theory, unless some sort of physiological condition is proven.


Do you mean "unless proven for a specific case" or "unless proven that there is even such a thing as a genetic physiological condition"?

Does any body remember the ADD thread that Holadem started a few years back (I scored a 221 on an internet test)? Well, it turns out that ADD has hit our kids pretty hard. I used to not belive in ADD too much, but it turns out that there is a lot of science behind it now (SPECT imagining and everything). The bizarre part is watching my 9 year old daughter who just tested an IQ of 133 spend two hours doing remedial homework - she literally cannot focus for more than a few seconds before she's thinking about something else. And reading the books, I can see how ADD has affected almost every aspect of my life. I'm learning that some kids require different parenting skills than others, and the prevailing theory here that any kid can be fixed if the parent beats them enough is simply ass backwards in many cases.
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Posted February 23 2006 - 07:36 AM

Some of the scariest movies ever made had some freaky kids in them. Just say no to kids!
GIR, UNLEASH THE MONKEY!
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#20 of 127 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted February 23 2006 - 07:58 AM

Out of curiousity D. Scott MacDonald, is your daughter a video game fan, comparatively inactive, or perhaps spend a large amount of time watching TV rather than perhaps reading?





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