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Quote by Hobart Mowrer

November 10, 2007

“For several decades we psychologists looked upon the whole matter of sin and moral accountability as a great incubus and acclaimed our liberation from it as epoch making. But at length we have discovered that to be free in this sense, that is, to have the excuse of being sick rather than sinful, is to court the danger of also becoming lost… In becoming amoral, ethically neutral and free, we have cut the very roots of our being, lost our deepest sense of selfhood and identity, and with neurotics, themselves, we find ourselves asking: Who am I, what is my deepest destiny, what does living mean?”

“Sin, the Lesser of Two Evils,” American Psychologist, 15 (1960): 301-304

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  1. SooGin permalink
    November 7, 2008 6:51 pm

    Without a point of moral reference, menkind, at best are lost…..

  2. November 7, 2008 7:34 pm

    But who is the authority of that moral point of view. Without the theology of the Cross, mankind is lost. By simply proclaiming morality without Christ, is patting someone on the back for their good works as they traverse into the pit of Hell. Preach Christ, and morality will follow.

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