The Roy Masters line on human behaviour is: its not your fault! Sin has made a home in you.So if someone rapes one of his grand daughters would he take that line,when the assailant gave his defence as I could not help myself gov would Masters shrug and say ok then, off you go?It is the ultimate get out of jail free card, a complete abdication of personal responsibility, a denial of self rule and autonomy.He then goes on to say all man made objects are really made by God -You did not build that! It all sounds like the kind of thing a certain president has been saying does it not?
He quotes St Paul approvingly when he whined: 'the things I want to do I do not, and the things I do not want to do I do'. Bollocks!We can control our actions,we can over ride bad impulses,we can observe and analyse our thoughts and choose whether to act upon them or not in accordance with our value system which it is our responsibility to formulate with scrupulous attention to any posible contradictions irrationality,inconsistencies evasions,wishful thinking etc.To deny this and say we are creatures devoid of the powers of volition is to reduce us to helpless hapless vessels of unseen powers driving our actions,buffeted by every vicissitude of life with no free will,victims of an arbitrary malevolent universe, an acted through vassal of circumstance, governed by dark supernatural powers.This is the worst sort of rationalization overglossed with mystical apologetics, in short a justification for moral depravity.