About Sin and Sinning

MEN look at the manner of sinning rather than at the sin itself, and think far less of a sin done in a quiet, respectable kind of way than of the same sin wrought in a gross and glaring manner. A point blank lie is considered very shocking; but deception, politely accomplished, is not even regarded as bad taste. A cultivated and refined person sins in a less rude manner than a savage; but water is water, whether hot or cold, salt or sweet. God does not regard sin as less sin because of the way in which it is brought forth; sins are wicked works, whether politely dressed or in their naked hideousness.