Augustine Is Wrong to Presume That Nothing Is 100% Evil

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B) Augustine was wrong to presume that nothing is 100% evil. Augustine argued that the evil itself is not a thing or a substance but it is the privation of good or the going wrong of good and that it is was not created by God. That the absence of privation is evil suffered not evil committed. However many people believe that a person can be evil and argued that somebody can be 100% evil. Augustine was right to presume that nothing is 100% evil because evil is incredibly subjective. Somebody could easily say that something or someone is 100% evil whilst someone else would argue that that is not the case. For example some people may believe that Hitler was 100% evil and he had every intention to kill as many millions of people that he did, he knew exactly what he was doing and he had pure evil intentions behind getting rid of so many different types of people because he wanted to create a master race. However it is also argued that Hitler did what he did because he thought he was doing the right thing and therefore he had good intentions behind it even if many millions of people died and maybe even good came from the holocaust. But how can you say that something is 100% evil if evil itself can’t be fully defined and applied? On the other hand Augustine was wrong to presume that nothing was 100% evil because things that can be said to be 100% evil could be argued strongly that it has either good means or thought behind it and that even though it may be 100% evil. An example of this could be killing a child, many people would see this to be pure evil, but the person behind killing this child could say that they did it because the child had a disability that they had good intentions behind their action but the action itself was 100% evil. This shows that Augustine was wrong to try and say that nothing is 100% evil because even the most evil things could be said

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