Cecilia Liando Posted almost 3 years ago Is the spoken or written word the cause of all evil? I think spoken or written word is not the cause of all evil. The problem lies in humans and their (sometimes) evil intentions that cause problems to others. Yes, maybe there miscommunication and misunderstanding but if someone's intention is good then the other person will understand. Communication consists of verbal and non-verbal (e.g. body language) elements, no? And language is just the tool. We communicate, we connect with others through tools called languages, using thoughts and emotions as well. Love is said to be the universal language of humankind. What do you think?