“Sin is futile and therefore foolish. Georges Bernanos’s country priest remarks that Satan has involved himself in a hopeless program of swimming against the stream of the universe, of ‘wearing himself out in absurd, terrifying attempts to reconstruct in the opposite direction the whole work of the Creator.’ Thus, while moral evil is destructive, and sometimes infuriating, it is also in some ways ludicrous. Mere Christianity, says C. S. Lewis, commits us to believing that ‘the Devil is (in the long run) an ass.’”
Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., “Sin and Folly,” in Not The Way It’s Supposed To Be (Grand Rapids, 1995), page 123.
HT: Ray Ortlund