If you don’t mind my quoting a children’s book in the midst of such an otherwise serious subject: “I wasn’t going to eat it. I was just going to taste it.” These are the words of Winnie-the-Pooh, the perennially vexed creation of A.A. Milne about his favorite temptation, honey. Of course we know Pooh Bear was going to eat the honey. But caught on the line between temptation and indulgence, the stuffed children’s toy offers a plausible interpretation of events. He minimized his sin. And we do the same.
You are here: / Archives for minimizing