The Doctrine of Original Sin is good for society

A fact that was not lost on Calvin, of course:

You might expect that being prompted (primed) to think of yourself as a good person would make you more altruistic or moral — but, in fact, the exact opposite appears to be the case. Primed to think about what a good person you are, your most likely reaction is to think you’ve paid your morality dues and go on about your business.

The author of proverbs was here first:

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Proverbs 16:3

Selfish acts will fade into oblivion. Acts of service to God are like chiseling in the bedrock of eternity.

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