One of the attributes and names of God, is al-Rauf, which means the source of goodness, in the Gospel Jesus refutes being called a good teacher, and says for only God is good, I must be careful I cannot say anything without it being verifiable. There is a logical sequence in this, but the main themes of cinema and literature portray evil as being real, in order to instill fear in people, with the continuous barrage of this idea that evil is real, it becomes hard to not become schizophrenic or paranoid. With continued emphasis on what causes evil among people, hatred, lust, greed, envy, malice and pride, if we attempt to kill the ego, then submit to God, we realise God is Most Gracious, Most Merciful. I went to a 'wake', like a gathering for one of my uncles who died, and it is common for people to express condolences and to say 'Allah ni marzee', which means it is God's will.
Since 9-11 there has been a continuous propagation that evil is real, with the bombings blamed upon suicide bombers, but showing plain evil, for example the bombings at a Shrine in Pakistan, if you think 'evil', then you are more likely to accept the illuminati being behind such attacks than mad Muhammadans, then if we look at the decline of insects such as bees, there maybe foul play involved in this too, they may be trying to destroy life before the end of time, then with the genetically engineered swine flu, trying to cull the world's population. But they are covert, secretive, and conspirators, and there spirit resides in all their minions, from police, to psychiatrist, to governments, they are servants of the illuminati, even many academia, never once in the whole 4 years at Durham during 98-02 did I hear anything about the illuminati, they simply do not teach it, nor anything about the mathematical discovery and miracle of the code of the Quran, even though I was studying history and politics of the Middle East with Arabic, even the academia, they profess arrested development, but I prefer to keep the faith.
To God belongs the most beautiful names, and cannot be the source of evil, the cause of evil in people, can be due to one of these things, greed, hatred, malice, pride, envy and lust. There are many working examples of these catergories, greed, if we look to the destruction of the planet by trading in fractional deposits, where money and wealth are being created when there is nothing of worth in deposit, instead of looking below we keep trying to reach an illusive point above, instead of charity there is usury. If we look at lust, how having many sexual partners can be detrimental to ones health, that sex should be between man and wife, not with whoever if you look to AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, it is clear we are designed like pigeons to have one marriage partner, but see the effects of sexualisation on family, on women, and men and children. It is a great evil, lust.
If we kill our egos and submit to God, because God is Most Gracious and Most Merciful which we realise due to our salats and having reached certainty, we pray like the mother of Mary, when Mary was born, 'I invoke the protection for her and her descendants from the rejected Devil.'
As for the example of knives, in the words of Sting, 'never saw no miracle of science that didn't go from a blessing to a curse'.
A simple allegory, which my mum used to tell me, the more sugar you put in your tea the more sweeter it will be. Holding on to your mind, and not giving any clues as to your true self, then one day like a rose you will bud open, and the beauty will be for all to see. The clocks are moving faster and slower, it could take forever it could take a minute, for multitudes of life forms to exist on this planet. Just flow, try not retain, even if you do, sooner or later it will be carried away with the continuous stream.