We want to be saved from our misery, but not from our sin. We want to sin without misery, just as the prodigal son wanted inheritance without the father. The foremost spiritual law of the physical universe is that this hope can never be realized. Sin always accompanies misery. There is no victimless crime, and all creation is subject to decay because of humanity’s rebellion from God.
-R. C. Sproul-

We would rather be ruined than changed,
We would rather die in dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.
-W.H. Auden-