I think the word evil should be reserved for something that goes beyond run-of-the-mill (IUOC) beginner's entropy?
beginner's confusion is cute....like a puppy having an accident
I tend to agree with you that the word EVIL is probably as overused and misunderstood as the word LOVE. And I only use the word as a metaphor. Other words would work just as well, or even better as a metaphor for "high entropy behavior". Like the words disease, sickness, or possibly even sin (in some settings).
A disease (dis-ease), according to Wikipedia is...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disease
... an abnormal condition affecting the body of an organism. It is often construed to be a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors, such as infectious disease, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions, such as autoimmune diseases. In humans, "disease" is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, and/or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. In this broader sense, it sometimes includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections, isolated symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts and for other purposes these may be considered distinguishable categories. Diseases usually affect people not only physically, but also emotionally, as contracting and living with many diseases can alter one's perspective on life, and their personality
A disease can be anything, ranging in complexity from something as simple as an infection, to something as malignant as cancer. But it could also ...
...alter one's perspective on life, and their personality
If you take the system as a whole, (AUM) as an organism, and we individuals (FWAUs) as "CELLS" within the larger system (or organs within a body) any deviation from the structure and function of the cell or organs (or sudden shift in behavior of a cell within an organism that is autonomous, separate, out of balance, or not in allignment (harmony) with its original function), the result would be a condition that could be called disease.
Interestingly, While looking at Cancer, I find some similarities between the description of cancer and the description of a "diseased" society...
Cancer /ˈkænsər/ ( listen), known medically as a malignant neoplasm, is a broad group of various diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors do not grow uncontrollably, do not invade neighboring tissues, and do not spread throughout the body.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer
..."Unregulated growth", or "cells" that "divide and grow uncontrollably" forming malignancy that "Invade" other parts of the "body"...
While benign tumors (and healthy tissue)... "do not grow uncontrollably, do not invade neighboring tissues, and do not spread throughout the body"