“But, I am inclined to think a Christian would be wise to avoid, where he decently can, any meeting with people who are bullies, lascivious, cruel, dishonest, spiteful and so forth.
Not because we are ‘too good’ for them. In a sense because we are not good enough. We are not good enough to cope with all the temptations, nor clever enough to cope with all the problems, which an evening spent in such society produces. The temptation is to condone, to connive at; by our words, looks and laughter, to ‘consent’. The temptation is never greater than now when we are all (and very rightly) so afraid of priggery or ‘smugness’. And or course, even if we do not seek them out, we shall constantly be in such company whether we wish it or not. This is a real and unavoidable difficulty.”
~C. S. Lewis for reflection on Proverbs 4:23-27