Is evil inherent in human nature? That is, are some people just "born evil," or is evil caused by circumstance or environment?
My thoughts: Everyone is born a sinner. Even children are motivated and bribed by wants. People will go out of their way to get what they want even knowing what they are doing is wrong.
He writes: "We are by nature indifferent, even hostile to strangers; we are prone towards parochialism and bigotry. Some of our instinctive emotional responses, most notably disgust, spur us to do terrible things, including acts of genocide." And the role of parents and society is to overcome these limitations and further develop the innate moral beliefs that already exist in those baby minds.