The Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias puts it this way:
“The more I read Oscar Wilde, the more I was convinced that every time you dabble in that which is desacralized, it reshapes your conscience and reshapes your hungers. The more he got into things that he ought never to have been in, the more he desired them, and in his own words, the more he loathed them at the end. So you do not enter into a life of profanity with impunity. It shapes your hungers and traps you. I think there’s a physiological and psychological and spiritual effect to it all.”
‘You do not enter into a life of profanity with impunity. It shapes your hungers and traps you.’
—Ravi Zacharias on the life of Oscar Wilde
So much for “the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.” Even the fortune cookie thrown in your bag with your General Tso’s Chicken order has better advice than that.
From an article in 081917, World Magazine, “The end of a thing” by Andree Seu Peterson