Since before Copernicus we Westerners have had the tendency to think we're at the center of the universe. And when we say "we" we often mean "me" at the center of it all. We know the culture around us has this tendency, but how much of it is within our own hearts? And what are the implications for reading scripture with "me-centered" lenses?
All cultures have different things they consider virtues & vices. These ideas are so deep we just assume there's only one way of looking at an issue. Sometimes those things align with scripture, sometimes not. When we wear our cultural lenses while reading the Bible, we can easily misunderstand virtues, ignore vices, or add to scriptures without even noticing.