We've never known how far we Fell because we were not there before we dropped. We've grown accustomed to death; our culture is marinated in it. We are desensitized to it, unmoved by it, and often entertained by it. We know nothing of thornless ground and sweatless brows. We know only the thistles and weeds by which we toil for our daily bread.
Christians should identify well with the darkness and depravity in art, as they understand that creation is currently under the power of the evil one, and the human condition is darkened. God has not given up on mankind in their depravity but pursues them through, sits with them in it, and plans to redeem them from it completely.