Cheryll Schuette in Bella Online shares the Baha’i perspective on evil.
“Baha’is believe in only one Creator, by whatever name is used, and therefore do not have an equal but opposite destroyer deity. An “…evil spirit, Satan or whatever is interpreted as evil, refers to the lower nature of man. … God has never created an evil spirit; all such ideas and nomenclature are symbols expressing the mere human or earthly nature of man.” — Lights of Guidance, p. 512)
“In other words, “The Devil made me do it,” won’t work for the followers of Bahá’u'lláh. Every adult is thus responsible, not only to God, but also to the community, for his/her own actions. Learning to control and make efficient use of basic human nature, while developing the higher nature, the spirit, is the purpose of this life.”
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