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Moral Compass Does Not Negate Evil Human Nature

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When a parent asks their toddler if the Crayola drawing on the wall is their responsibility, his first instinct will be to lie. Of course no one taught the boy to lie, that was his natural propensity. His parents taught him to distinguish right from wrong; although he recognizes the difference does not mean he will make the right decision. For knowledge of moral code does not equate to natural goodness: “Merely being equipped with moral programming does not mean we practice moral behavior”(Kluger 4). Humans may know when an action or decision is morally wrong and still act on it. Therefore, a taught moral compass does not negate evil human
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