- It reminds us that life is a moral affair- life is more than brain chemistry and upbringing, it involves moral responsibility and a series of choices.
- Sin is communal- it is a problem that all of humanity shares in together (this makes sympathy possible, and it makes the battle against sin a collective effort).
- It rings true- it’s how we take good ideas and push them too far into self-serving ideas.
- Without it character is impossible to develop- character is built through battling internal sins.
David Brooks, The Road to Character