If every petty offense is counted as a great abomination and terrible wickedness…then how can you tell when real evil shows up?
If wearing a pair of jeans makes a woman the moral equivalent of a whore and listening to rock music is the same as fornication and questioning the pastor is as the sin of witchcraft then who among us shall recognize and withstand against real whoredoms and lust and idolatry?
Who among us shall say a word against the sneakier sins of avarice, pride, and deception when distracted by constant warnings about the supposed sins of those without the camp?
A man may beat his wife but at least he uses the right Bible verses when finding proof texts to defends his behavior.
A woman may lie and viciously manipulate those around her but so long as she wears modest skirts, her other faults seem hardly worth mentioning.
And who really has the time to ponder genocide and rape and injustice of all kinds when the looming threat of a PG-13 movie at the local cinema is so very present with us?
When a person’s moral conscience is bombarded with inanity, they lose their ability to discern when truly gross sin is in their midst.