Wickedness


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Wickedness

See also Evil, Villainy.
Admah and Zeboyim
cities destroyed by God for citizens’ sinfulness. [O.T.: Deuteronomy 19:23]
Ahab
honored false gods, usurped others’ land; byword for baseness. [O.T.: I Kings 17:29–34; 21:25]
Bluebeard
murders six wives; a personification of wickedness. [Fr. Lit.: Walsh Classical, 58]
de Winter, Rebecca
taunts her husband with her promiscuity and plots to have him accused of her murder. [Br. Lit.: D. du Maurier Rebecca in Magill I, 806]
Jezebel
urged husband, Ahab, to evildoing. [O.T.: I Kings 21:25]
Manasseh
idolatrously and murderously leads Jerusalem astray. [O.T.: II Kings 21:2–4, 9]
Sodom and Gomorrah
cities of iniquity destroyed by God’s wrath. [O.T.: Genesis 19:24]
Thornhill, Squire
abducts a young woman and has her kind father jailed for debt. [Br. Lit.: Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefield]
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That includes dealing honestly with the effects of sin and the consequences of wickedness.
Now add to these billions whose lives were terminated because of men's wickedness, those who died because of plagues, famines, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes and other catastrophes not caused by man's greed and wickedness but by "acts of God".
The series is part of the interdisciplinary research project Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, which seeks to skirt problematic language of evil and begin to make sense of human wickedness.
When Job's friends tell Job that he is refusing to admit his wickedness, Job replies that his complaint is bitter: he has not made the violence that stalks the earth.
God's seen fit to put you in my path and I aim to cure you of your wickedness," he says.
In it, Churchill described the wave of anti-Semitism sweeping through Europe, "It would be easy to ascribe it to the wickedness of the persecutors, but that does not fit all the facts.
He speaks condescendingly to both his underlings and his rivals -- but Crowe's inflections don't match the wickedness of the words.
Michael seeking his "protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil" became relevant against a backdrop of personal struggles and cultural observations.
When the 2007 funding increase was announced, Dobson went ballistic and issued a statement accusing the Global Fund of promoting "legalized prostitution and all kinds of wickedness around the world.
So far so good; or rather, so terrible: if you are looking for information, or for further evidence of man's wickedness, this is the place to find it.
Surely many people deserve hell, but we must remember that the mercy of God is infinitely greater than our wickedness.
So far, however, Messrs Gray, Smith, Tester and co seem to have remained at large, free to perpetrate whatever wickedness they fancy.