Evil is not darkness and it is not a frightening unknown. Evil is not some mystical psychology of man, nor is it inherent in our nature. It is not supernatural, and it most definitely exists.
As with all principles, the principle of evil is simple. Evil is the destruction of freedom. When free, we can build glory, peace, prosperity and joy in the world. Around us we will find all these things. Men and women and all living beings naturally build these things into their life.
Evil enslaves! Slavery exists wherever the freedom of a living being is destroyed. Evil is found in words such as force, compulsion, violence, theft, control, taxes, politics, confinement, exploitation. Notice that in such things, there is no joy. None have any value to humanity!
Evil compels us to behave in a manner that does not benefit us or those we love. It skews our ability to align our values and actions. Now, take a moment to think about how evil has affected the choices you make and the way you live your life. Does your behavior meet the standards and expectations of how you want to live? Have others taken away your freedom? What authority has the right to take away freedom from another living being? When we uphold the tenet of slavery in any form we are upholding evil and therefor we betray ourselves!