-The verse refers to them as “just evil all day”.
-There are two sides good and evil.
-These manifest in every person.
-A person has to spend his whole life battling evil. Even if he has reached
high levels and is at the end of his life he still must battle his evil
-The generation of the flood was not interested in this constant ongoing
- They wanted to pick one of the two sides and give it complete authority
over themselves. They chose the sitra acher (evil side) as it was much
easier to attain.
-However even an evil person has a guilty conscious. The little good that
remains is still fighting to make him repent.
-What they were trying to do was eradicate this totally.
-This required much work of trying to impurify themselves.