Having been rejected by that Wholly Other, we have the ability to
ignore what it's devotees call 'sin'. That way we get to pretend like
it's not a part of our reality. Although from time to time, it raises
it's head, reminding us that we're only fooling ourselves, and we have
to keep repeating over and over, mantra-like, these little sayings,
like I'm doing now, until we have stifled those voices in our head.
That's just the beginning of torments you will suffer and endure.
Only, when this life is over you won't be able to squelch the voices
like you can do now. They will keep getting louder, and more personal
until eventually they will be so loud they will drown out your mantras.
The demons know you better than you know yourself, and they know
just what to say to make you want to hide from them. But you will
never be able to hide from the demons inside your head.
It's not called Hell for nothing.