“The ability of human thought to be undistorted by sinful desire is inversely proportionate to the existential import of the subject matter.”

—Merold Westphal, “Taking St. Paul Seriously: Sin as an Epistemological Category,” in Christian Philosophy, ed. Thomas Flint (Notre Dame University Press, 1990), p. 205.

My English translation: “The more an issue is related to the core of who you are and what you care about the most, the more potential there is for sinful distortion and an irrational response.”