Thoughts on the Way Home

Sunday, November 07, 2010

False and Degrading Thrills


"One of the greatest calamities that sin has brought upon us is the debasement of our normal emotions. We laugh at things that are not funny; we find pleasure in acts that are beneath our human dignity; and we rejoice in objects that should have no place in our affections. The objection to "sinful pleasures" that has always been characteristic of the true saint, is at bottom simply a protest against the degradation of our human emotions... The world's artificial pleasures are all but evidence that the human race has to a large extent lost its power to enjoy the true pleasures of life and is forced to substitute for them false and degrading thrills."

- A.W. Tozer, The Divine Conquest

HT: David McCrory