We began by extolling Steely Dan lyrics that night, but somehow our discussion became about morality and the inevitability of sin. Where does morality fit into a society where religion is less important than it used to be? What reason do we have to be moral, or even good, if we don't believe in God or anything else? Why conform to a law if the lawgiver has vanished?
He smiled coyly; he was always up for this kind of questioning. Close to where we sat, two people happily embraced. We watched them momentarily -- two people swept into a euphoric state, vicariously.
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