A Lie in Their Soul

“Men and women whose natures have been warped by bad education or circumstances, however, will have a perverted sense of the good (identifying it with the life of pleasure, say, or the life of worldly honor). These people (as Plato says) have a ‘lie in their soul,’ and are therefore incapable of reasoning correctly about moral matters. A properly cultivated emotional nature [cultivated by Christianity] is thus essential to sound ethical reasoning.”

William J. Wainwright, “Theistic Proofs, Person Relativity, and the Rationality of Religious Belief.”

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