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Human Law Cannot Punish or Forbid All Evil Deeds

As Augustine says, human law cannot punish or forbid all evil deeds, since, while aiming at doing away with all evils, it would do away with many good things, and woudl hinder the advance of the common good, which is necessary for human living. IN order, therefore, that no evil might remain unforbidden and unpunished, it was necessary for the divine law to supervene, whereby all sins are forbidden.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Qestion 91, Article 4


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