The semantics of sin
"Most of us do not like to look inside ourselves for the same reason we do not like to open a letter that has bad news. Some try to get away from conscience by eliminating consciousness through alcoholism and drugs; others use the dubious technique of calling things by their wrong names, for example, calling darkness light, bitter sweet, and sweet bitter. Thus they seek to escape the eternal distinction of right and wrong. Speak of evil in its true terms and you rob it of half its seductiveness. 'Sex' is less appealing when called 'lust.' 'providing for the future' becomes vicious when labeled 'avarice,' and 'asserting self' loses its glamor when called 'egotism'."
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