Quote by C.S. Lewis
You will say that these are very small sins; and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness. But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy. It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
This quote, taken from C.S. Lewis' book "The Screwtape Letters," emphasizes the importance of small sins and their cumulative effect in leading individuals away from what is good and righteous. The speaker, an elder demon advising a younger one, highlights the danger of underestimating the significance of small transgressions. The quote suggests that it ultimately doesn't matter how big or small the sins are; what truly matters is the impact they have on separating individuals from moral truth and leading them towards negative influences. The quote cautions against the gradual descent into wrongdoing, as it may be the easiest path towards destructive choices.
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