Yes! And you?
“Murder” is not a desire, not an appetite. Where the appetite is involved is, for example, a desire for justice. The murder itself is made possible when a person is blinded by anger or resentment.
Torture, too, comes from desire for justice, which includes a desire to punish what we see as wrongdoing. The torturer sees their victim as “evil” or “worthless”, which is a blindness. Torture itself is not a human desire or appetite.
I think you can see that the above also applies here.
Evil acts, yes. Otherwise, “evil is an absence of good”. Hitler intended to do good, but his empathy was blocked by resentment. He was blind.
Please give an example, and we can see from where it comes.
Yes, and you? Here we are focusing in on what it means to give people the benefit of the doubt, to discern whether something is coming from an “unclean spirit”, because being wrong about this, pointing a finger and saying “this comes from satan” can be a problem. Did you read the verse?
These are all evil acts, yes. Do they come from satan, or do they come from people who are blind, but mean well? Pick one, and we can investigate.
Yes, we are not to ascribe to satan what comes from God. We are not to assume an “unclean spirit” which is saying that something comes from satan. As the priest told us, we are always to give people the benefit of the doubt. I am not promoting naivete, though. Sometimes we have to look pretty hard to see a person’s good intent.
So, do you have an example to address?