It was a big jump for someone so committed to being morally correct.
It was as if the minds of these morally exhausted men found relief in everyday, commonplace occurrences.
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do.
But morally he stood aloof.
Then he will really feel morally responsible if he leaves them undone, hence the necessity of free-will.