Sin and Self-Esteem
The notion that we can commit sins and become guilty of moral wrongdoing does not sit well with citizens of the post-Enlightenment. It clashes with their self-esteem; it is unscientific, unmodern and unfashionable.
Yet throughout history the prevailing consensus has been that guilt is a natural response to one’s deliberate and voluntary complicity in moral wrongdoing, and that man persists in suffering both in body and in soul when his guilt remains unconfessed and unatoned.
~ Dr. Donald DeMarco