Scruples (inner desires to avoid doing wrong) seem scarce in today’s society. Without scruples, people do whatever they want with little regard for ethics or honesty.
This basic principle of life, “Don’t do things you shouldn’t do,” seems to have melted away in many minds and hearts. If you look eye to eye, into someone’s pupils, and don’t see solid moral scruples, run.
No drug (legal or illegal) can cure a compromised conscience. Humbly receiving God’s forgiveness can. Guilt speaks louder than forgiveness, but asking for forgiveness makes guilt shut up.
When cravings and compulsions are considered more important than conscience, culture is cruising in a downward spiral. To self-identify by our feelings instead of by our conscience often leads to deception. You can’t live a win-win life with a sin-sin mentality.