- slip sliding away -
It seems more so plausible and pretentious to dodge the subject of morality or accountability these days. It's like the goal post has been moved to accommodate personal attitudes or lifestyles. And to the chagrin of these people, the human soul is wired with a conscience. Therefore in an effort to conceal these short comings and misgivings, a make-believe measuring stick (slide rule) is developed to lessen and justify the inner cry. A quick-witted cynicism, mockery or sarcasm about denouncing sin is used to playoff ones immorality and thereby sidestep reality for another day. Moreover, it's easier and convenient to jokingly slip in a witticism about someone else that would strengthen ones personal charm or skip the issue.
- out of sorts -