I agree with Trieste. Evil is an absolute that refers (in my mind) to someone who eats babies, doesn't pay taxes, and crushes every living thing said person's path. The womb slashers did one (very) horrifying thing but probably actually led very normal lives. Evil is a very strong word and only should describe the most heinous of acts.
So...assuming the perpetrator was a normal tax-paying citizen holding down a job, respected by the neighbors...yada yada...and I challenge the very notion of what 'normal' is if you can conceive of the idea of and then actually carry out the act of slashing open a living pregnant woman and stealing her child straight from her womb, this would make it somehow OK?
And this was not a heinous act? I am looking at the literal definition of the words; specific theological descriptions do not concern me.
\ˈē-vəl, British often & US also ˈē-(ˌ)vil\
evil∑er or evil∑ler; evil∑est or evil∑lest
Middle English, from Old English yfel; akin to Old High German ubil evil
before 12th century
1 a: morally reprehensible : sinful, wicked <an evil impulse> b: arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct <a person of evil reputation>2 archaic : inferior b: causing discomfort or repulsion : offensive <an evil odor> c: disagreeable <woke late and in an evil temper>3 a: causing harm : pernicious <the evil institution of slavery> b: marked by misfortune : unlucky
Middle English, from Anglo-French hainus, heinous, from haine hate, from hair to hate, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German haz hate ó more at hate
: hatefully or shockingly evil : abominable
Yeah, I'd tend to call this in bad conduct and shockingly evil. if it isn't, then I'd hate to ask what line you would have to cross to make it so. This was an act of heinous evil.
Even Hitler didn't go around kicking puppies.
We don't actually know this for fact but it's really a moot point. So the guy started the largest war in history that led to the death of some fifty million people, including the systematic slaughter of six million Jewish men, women, and children just because they didnít let him into art school.
But the guy didn't kick puppies, so he's not quite that