Does having knowledge of evil cause a person to commit evil? S K Ditta

One would say, that the knowledge of evil has a twofold effect on the human mind. On the one hand, as one understands the effects of lying or theft, one restrains the mind and the hand from such actions. A person would also feel responsible in trying to stop another from engaging such either through teaching, or active resistance in the case of theft. However, the very presence of the ideas, as they linger in the mind could precipitate those undesirable actions from some individuals.

Source: Does having knowledge of evil cause a person to commit evil? S K Ditta