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Relative Evil

A Tract Book Essay


Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar

Many relativists deny that good and evil exist, because everything

is relative. As a moderate relativist, I argue that relative good exits as well

as relative evil. I argue that there is only one place that Perfect Good exists,

and that is in the Mind of God. Being, as The Good, then, is found in the

Mind of God in the World of the Immutable Platonic Forms.

Some might ask then, does absolute evil exist? While it may seem

this way to us from time to time, I take the Greek position that evil is simply

a deficiency in the Good. While absolute Good exists as the Perfect Good,

absolute evil does not exist, only relative evil. Absolute Evil is illusory and

does not really exist. In this sense, then, reality is stacked in favor of the

Good. Reality is good and not evil. While the evil we endure may be

horrible from time to time, nevertheless it is relative evil. Admittedly, evil

which manifests at 99.9999999% real probability in the real world is

remarkably evil, still it is not perfectly evil. Perfect or absolute evil is

impossible since evil is a deficiency in the Good.