As inner nature is revealed through action, an enlightened observer can easily identify people who habitually reject values of truth, spiritual beauty and love for others, favouring instead a behaviour pattern that is antisocial. A mental health professional might use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to diagnose this behaviour pattern as Antisocial Personality Disorder. Such a person is also referred to as a psychopath or sociopath.
DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder
- Ego-centrism (self-esteem derived from personal gain, power, or pleasure).
- Lack of concern for feelings, needs, or suffering of others.
- Lack of remorse after hurting or mistreating another.
- Manipulativeness (e.g. frequent use of subterfuge to influence or control others).
- Deceitfulness (dishonesty, fraudulence, misrepresentation of self, embellishment or fabrication when relating events).
- Callousness (lack of guilt or remorse about the harmful effects of one’s actions on others, aggression, sadism).
- Hostility (anger or irritability in response to minor slights and insults; mean, nasty, or vengeful behavior).
- Irresponsibility (disregard for — and failure to honor — financial and other obligations or commitments; lack of respect for — and lack of follow-through on — agreements and promises).
Enlightened people will know of an evil cabal that rejects God and instead embraces evil to the extent that their behaviour is psychopathic according to the above diagnostic criteria.
Dealing with psychopaths
As with angels and evil spirits (there is nothing angels can do for them; the most merciful thing is to let them live in the hell they have chosen), there is no effective treatment for psychopathy. Discussion, education, prayer, love and forgiveness will achieve nothing with psychopaths. Depending on the individual and their assessed danger to society, it is often most appropriate to permanently remove the psychopath from society. This may involve a death sentence.
Evil returned to sender by rope.