Being Bent, Being Moral


One must either confess of the moral dissonance that arises every time they fail to live up to internalized standard of behavior, or suppress it and live an immoral, hypocritical life.

“These, then, are the two points I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They know the Law of Nature; they break it. These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in.

Lewis, C. S.. Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics) (p. 8). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition. Emphasis mine.

Those who think external solutions are a remedy for an internal moral problem are denying morality, and know nothing of the reality which they inhabit.

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